What are heat exhaustion/stroke symptoms?

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LassieBunBun

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The other day it got really hot in my room (over 75°f/23.89°c) even with the AC on and the bunnies ears were a bit warm and they were lethargic so I gave them ice water, turned off my light, turned the fan on (not directly on them) and shut my door to cool it down some. Luckily that worked but it made me wonder what are the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke in rabbits?
 
If the temps were under 80, there should not be an issue. They may be warm but shouldn't be in danger. Being from AZ, our indoor (with AC) temps in the summer typically do not go below 82 F. If it got up to 85, I'd give them a frozen, water-filled plastic jug to lay beside. (They always have cold tile to lay on.) If it got really hot, I'd rotate a 12" square of tile from the freezer for an extra cold area to lay.

Your actions to ward off potential heatstroke were among the suggestions typically made. The following link provides more info for symptoms and preventive measures. Heat Stroke in Rabbits | Symptoms | Treatment

On a side note (and for the benefit of others reading this), lazy or lounging will look different than actual 'lethargy.'
 
If the temps were under 80, there should not be an issue. They may be warm but shouldn't be in danger. Being from AZ, our indoor (with AC) temps in the summer typically do not go below 82 F. If it got up to 85, I'd give them a frozen, water-filled plastic jug to lay beside. (They always have cold tile to lay on.) If it got really hot, I'd rotate a 12" square of tile from the freezer for an extra cold area to lay.

Your actions to ward off potential heatstroke were among the suggestions typically made. The following link provides more info for symptoms and preventive measures. Heat Stroke in Rabbits | Symptoms | Treatment

On a side note (and for the benefit of others reading this), lazy or lounging will look different than actual 'lethargy.'
Thank you! I thought they were lethargic since they didn't move for treats but maybe they were just being lazy. Again, thank you!
 

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