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Okay so, yes this might seem overdramatic but i have some early onset paranoia issue so deal with me for a moment lol

Sooo. Momo is sort of not like moving around. I mean, dusk is over, its literally midnight And shes just chilling. Literally nothing is wrong but i am just so paranoid because she isnt moving around alot, shes just sitting in one place. Is this normal? i mean i know shes sleeping. And shes eating fine, literally everything is fine, i might just seem a bit stupid but is it normal for my bunny to be so still?..

its also because she just started laying right next to me. Shes done it before too, its not constant but it happens. I think i just worry too much. Help
 

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I think it is normal, if it is midnight she might want to sleep, But I think @JBun and some of our more experienced members may be better to answer that.
 

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Bunnies do sleep, even with their eyes wide open. And laying next to you just means she feels comfortable around you and trusts you.

If she's eating normally and behaving normally the rest of the time, then there likely isn't a problem. A rabbit that isn't feeling well or is in pain, will be showing other signs of being unwell. This especially affects their appetite. Their appetite slows down where they won't be eating well, or at all. Then there will be other signs with the change in appetite.

Things like grinding teeth(not to be confused with contented tooth purring/chattering), sitting hunched up and not moving around(not the same as bun loafing while sleeping), belly pressing(not to be confused with relaxed flopping), restless repeated shifting of position, eye squinting, trembling, unusual lethargy, lethargic and holding their paws in water. These combined with a rabbit that stops eating or is not eating well, will usually mean a rabbit is sick, injured, or something is wrong with them.


(Added note related to link: Do not syringe feed a rabbit experiencing signs of GI stasis, until a vet has ruled out a complete blockage and bloat, ,as this could cause complications or even rupture the stomach. Get your rabbit to a rabbit vet for a proper diagnosis first.)
 
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@JBun gave awesome tips for the physical checks as usual :). In addition to this, based off of my behavioral experience, bunnies have moods just like people. Some days they may be lazier than others. Dr. Cheese alternates between binkying all over the place and terrorizing my home with energy to resting under my bed for majority of the day. If you follow the general checks that @JBun gave you'll get to know the warning signs.
 

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Alright, thank you for helping!
I woke up this morning and Momo was doing fine as usual. Currently im just waiting to see if she poops... She hasn't eaten her broccoli, but she ate some hay and fresh herbs. It's currently 11 am so shes mostly just chilling again and nothing is out of the ordinary. She doesnt seem to be in any pain at all, so its probably very likely that i just got overly paranoid for no reason. Despite that im glad you were willing to help me.
 

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Alright, shes eating fine, but not pooping. She still doesnt seem stressed or in pain, the only thing right now is that she isnt pooping. What should i do? Do I just wait?
 

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Alright, shes eating fine, but not pooping. She still doesnt seem stressed or in pain, the only thing right now is that she isnt pooping. What should i do? Do I just wait?
When did she last poop? It is not unusual for bunnies to go for 8 hours or longer without pooping. If she is eating that suggests there is no blockage, they do not eat if there is a true blockage.
 
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