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post #11 of 16

sorry to bring up an old thread..    It was on topic though :D
 

post #12 of 16
Can anyone help me ASAP!? My rabbit just jumped of the top floor on her hutch down to the bottom and I think she's really really hurt her back leg. She tripped over her food bowl and fell face first but I think she caught her back leg while falling at the fencing at the back of the cage and I heard her just rip her leg back to her body. I've took her out and put her on the grass, she can hop but she just lifts her back leg up to herself and she puts her weight onto her other leg. I touched her leg and she just tried to bite me when I got higher up... She seems like she's in a lot of pain and she doesn't seem the same. I put her back into her cage and she was just grooming herself as the grass was wet... She just hopped up to her bed and hasn't hardly moved since, I don't know if it's broken or sprained?? Someone please help!
post #13 of 16

vet vet vet

 

only an x-ray can tell for sure if it is broken.   the biggest danger is shock, which a vet can also help prevent.   

I hope that she is ok....

post #14 of 16

My precious nine year old daughter just came to me, screaming, with her bunny.  The bunny's back left foot is hanging, looking like the joint is detatched.  I have absolutely no money for a vet.  What do you think I can do?

post #15 of 16


How does it feel?  Does if feel like it is detached or does it feel like it is still in the socket? If it is a bad sprain it will get better on its own.

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post #16 of 16

If the leg is broken or detached, it may be more humane to put the rabbit down. Without pain meds, this can be horrible for an animal to go through, and the healing process is quite long. If it's just sprained, then the rabbit should be better in time. I've also seen paralysis in rabbit hind ends and that may be another possibility, but it's difficult to tell without seeing the animal for myself.

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