Flopped Ear

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Riley Newcombe, Feb 14, 2020.

Help Support Rabbits Online by donating:

  1. Feb 14, 2020 #1

    Riley Newcombe

    Riley Newcombe

    Riley Newcombe

    New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2020
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    one of my bunnies ears flopped down 2 days ago. he is maybe 5 or 6 weeks old. i bought him cheap at some place so i don’t think he has lop genes. he isn’t tilting his head at all, but occasionally scratches at his ear and shakes his head. he is eating, drinking, and pooping normally. i looked in his ear and it’s not red or anything. should i be worried or buy him something for an ear infection?
     
  2. Feb 14, 2020 #2

    Hermelin

    Hermelin

    Hermelin

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2017
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    692
    Location:
    Sweden
    Your bunny might be a lop bunny, they often drop their ears around that age or later.

    If you are still unsure you can take him to a vet, to check the ear. To find out he don’t have an ear infection. Just doing a normal health check up because he’s so young and you don’t know his background. Myself would do a health check up on the bunny if the background it’s unknown.

    But I would wait until he start to show any other symptoms like head tilt, loss of appetite, wet nose, hair loss or a behavior changes.

    My own lop will often scratch his ears and shake his head, if he’s been eating hay or if he had a bit of cuddle time. Like something have tickled his ears a bit. He can do it daily but it have always been with something coming in contact with his ears.
     

Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Group Builder