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Gen_Savage

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So I noticed maybe 3 days ago that Ophelia had like kinda an eye booger, kinda at the surface of her eye. It moves and stuff so I’m really confused on what it actually is? Will she eventually get it out or am I having to take a wet napkin to it or something? Here’s the picture of it..upload_2020-2-21_21-46-41.jpeg
(No it’s not just the glare)
 

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It will come out and you can help taking it out. Best would to figure out why she got it.

Do you have anything that dust a lot. Like wood savings, dusty hay and so on?

Because when my bunny Odin got his tear duct clogged he had trouble with always getting white goo in the eyes. For him it was because of his living area was too dusty.

But the reason can be many things when it comes to the eye.
 

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I had a doe that she would have these all the time. I would wait a day or two to see if she got them out her self. if not I slid it to the corner of her eye and pulled it out never touching the eye itself. It's probably just allergies. Mine would do this and start sneezing and have a clear discharge after I started a new bale of hay, don't know why it did it, just did. And it stopped after a few days of the new bale.
If she has one every day and nothing has changed and it seems like a lot of them then a vet trip would be in order.
 

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It will come out and you can help taking it out. Best would to figure out why she got it.

Do you have anything that dust a lot. Like wood savings, dusty hay and so on?

Because when my bunny Odin got his tear duct clogged he had trouble with always getting white goo in the eyes. For him it was because of his living area was too dusty.

But the reason can be many things when it comes to the eye.
She is a new bunny, I got her maybe 3 weeks ago now. She’s probably adjusting to her surroundings.. I don’t think anything’s really dusty, maybe the hay. But I’ll check it out. Thank you!
 

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If it's just a bit of fluff in the eye, I use a sterile saline eye drop like natural tears, to try and help flush it out.
http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Eye_diseases/Discharge/eye_discharge.htm

But if it sticky white eye discharge, or a white spot on the cornea (won't move around ), then you'll need to take your rabbit in to be seen by an experienced rabbit vet right away.
http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Eye_diseases/Disorder/Ulcer/Ulc_en.htm
https://rabbit.org/vet-listings/
I think it was just fluff(she’s a lion head after all) she doesn’t have it anymore!
 

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I imagine this has cleared up, but in case not or someone else is reading this - it's not a big deal. My vet explained that rabbits will sometimes get a bit of fur in their eye and this is the result. If you have a second rabbit, sometimes they will groom it away. When that doesn't happen, I put a drop of 'tears' in his eye and use a q-tip to wipe it out. This is exactly how my vet has handled it when we've been in the office.
 
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