Wheezing sound

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  1. Jan 12, 2019 at 8:55 PM #1

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    Hello, I've tried to research this but haven't found any sound board that shows the same sound my bun is making. It's a type of wheezing (vid attached) it happens every so often, and he will often groom his face and then will do it while grooming as well. No discharge from what I can see and appetite is still good. Any ideas?

     
  2. Jan 12, 2019 at 11:42 PM #2

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    All I could hear was what sounded like a couple of sneezes.

    With consistent wheezing it can be due to a health problem, sometimes a very serious one, but sometimes if it's temporary and situational breathing sounds(meaning it only happens in certain instances such as when grooming) it could be due to other non life threatening problems such as a semi restricted air passage from the neck being turned excessively(like when grooming). I have rabbits that make noises when grooming and it's because their necks are turned restricting the air passage somewhat while they groom. When they are done and their neck is straight, they no longer make the sound. They are also dwarf rabbits and some have a more restricted air passage genetically causing some noisier breathing sounds with them in some instances. Some of these rabbits also usually snore when sleeping. This is something that is normal for my rabbits and not due to a respiratory problem. They are 6 now and have been like this all their life, just normal for them.

    I can't say what is normal for your rabbit though, so if you are concerned it is a potential health problem, it's always best to have your bun checked by an experienced rabbit vet.
    https://rabbit.org/vet-listings/
     
  3. Jan 13, 2019 at 2:52 PM #3

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    My vet is closed on weekends that's why I posted here but very interesting. He only does it while cleaning his face he doesn't do it while craning his neck behind him. We'll see what the vet says thank you for your response!
     

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