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There is white tiny salt looking things near my rabbits eye and it has made her eye very wet and her fur near her eye go all stuck together. I carefully picked the white stuff out and it was very sticky does anyone know what it could be


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that was just eye gunk.
the fact that her eye continues to weep means that something is not right with her.
it could be illness (pasturella), could be physiological (bad tooth)
to know for sure you'll need to take her to a rabbit savvy vet.
 

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If this was a one-time thing, and the fur around her eye isn't constantly wet, then it's probably nothing to worry about. If it happens more, you will want a vet to take a look at it to make sure there isn't another problem, like an eye infection, blocked tear duct, or tooth problem, as others have mentioned.
 
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Her eye is always wet, I've taken her to the vet but they could not find anything wrong with her eye. And her teeth are fine but I'm going to take her back to the vets very soon and tell them it keeps happening, thanks :)


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then she most likely (based on experience only) has a low level case of pasturella. There are many different forms of it. it is not curable only manageable.
 
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I don't even know what that is...? It won't make her unwell or anything will it ? Ill ask the vet when I take her if she might have what you said!, the last time I took her to the vet, not that long ago she said she is very healthy and strong, I keep her inside and she is almost 3 years old, it's just her eye that's got me worried :/ and its not getting any better


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Pasteurella is just a type of bacteria that infects rabbits.

Has the vet taken xrays of her head to check for an abscess and possible tooth base problems. Rabbits can have problems with their teeth that affect their eyes, and it can't be seen on a visual exam of the teeth, as the problem lies below the surface, so xrays are needed.
http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/dental.html

Also, if your vet isn't a very experienced rabbit vet, it may be worth it to look for another one to go to.
http://www.rabbitsonline.net/f28/finding-vet-13366/
http://rabbit.org/vet-listings/
 

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I agree, a second opinion is a good idea. They may be able to try to flush the tear duct, which can help them figure out what's going on in some cases. Sometimes they get blocked with debris and a good flush gets that out. Sometimes they can't get any liquid through the tear duct, in which case there's inflammation or something blocking it, and x-rays are the next step to look at tooth roots.
 

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