Quantcast

Injured baby! Help! Warning, graphic photo!

Help Support RabbitsOnline:

Nikkijones

New Member
Joined
Feb 21, 2019
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
New Zealand
So our rabbit gave birth last night/this morning. When I went and found the new babies 1 was lovely and healthy.. the other not so much. Looks like it's head may have been sliced open by mum's nail or something? Definitely the smaller of the two that were born.
What should I do? Just leave it and see how it goes? Or end it's pain?
(First time having new baby rabbits in our house!)
 

Attachments

Popsicles

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 11, 2018
Messages
1,110
Reaction score
456
Location
England
Looks like a mengocele, though the photos aren’t very clear. Take it to a vet, or I would probably be inclined to end its suffering. If you wish you can wait and see if it can suckle etc.
 

ShaunaDarling

Active Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2018
Messages
28
Reaction score
9
Location
Niagara Ontario
I'm not a doctor but either end that little ones suffering or take her to the vet NOW! from what it looks like that looks like a blood clot or a blister of blood or something. Omg best of luck.
 

Preitler

Loony bunny guy
Joined
Jul 19, 2015
Messages
1,356
Reaction score
935
Location
Austria
I would monitor how it feeds, and competes with its siblings. Just because it does look gross, it isn't a clear indication for suffering - from own experience I can tell that blood blisters do not really hurt, if that's what we're looking at, and rabbits are a tough bunch regarding pain..

If it doesn't feed, and start to fade, I would considering euthanizing too, but I'm very reluctant to make that decision when there's still hope.
 

Latest posts

Top