Blind baby bunnys? (Pictures)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by into_my_web, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. into_my_web

    into_my_web Songster

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    We recently adopted a group of four to five week old baby bunnies, they seemed fine at first but now they all have blue-ish tinted eyes and spots on their eyes and seem blind.
    I have pictures of the bun with the worst eyes.
    Does anyone know what this could be?
    I was thinking cataracts, but now I'm not so sure.

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    We named this baby Nutmeg, she's a sweet little thing.
     
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  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Awww, i hope they arent blind..
    Are rabbits born with cloudy/blue eyes like cats and dogs?
    Maybe they are younger than you were told?
     
  3. into_my_web

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    No, my bunnies have had babies several times and I've never seen anything like this.
     
  4. reveriereptile

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    Their eyes look like a guinea pigs' I use to have that went blind. Still kept her and she did find even though she was blind.
     
  5. Crazyland

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    Their eyes are amazing.
    I don't have a clue but it is a striking color.
     
  6. I once received a call from a man who had found a baby squirrel. He was feeding it some sort of human baby formula. When I picked it up from him, he told me it was blind. It's eyes looked exactly like those bunnies' eyes. I brought the squirrel to a rehabber and asked her what she thought, she said it was due to some sort of deficiency and they'd be corrected with the appropriate diet. Apparently, she'd seen this a lot when orphaned babies weren't being fed appropriately. Where were these guys before you had them?
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:That makes sense..i bet its something like that...
     
  8. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Songster

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    ive taken care of rabbits like that something damaged the eye i think it can probably kinda see through the eye its possibly cuz of that
     
  9. lasergrl

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    in squirrels its a calcium deficiency. These bunnies might not be blind, because you can see the iris under the cloudiness. They probably just see in a haze.
     
  10. RabbitMage

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    These are domestic rabbits, not wild rabbits, correct?

    I do think their vision is compromised and like other posters I wouldn't be shocked if it was a nutrition issue, especially given how young they are. [​IMG] I would get them on a high quality pellet NOW, and let them eat all they want. If you want a better shot at saving their vision, a vet visit is probably in order.
     

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