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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by 1acrefarm, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    I just had to treat my rabbits ear mites for the second time in 2 years. I do not like treating symptoms. I would rather the rabbit not get them to begin with. I always keep rabbits under shelter in an elevated wire cage. I have rabbit in the house in a different cage now. I will wash its normal cage down real good and let it sit in the sun for a few weeks before it goes back in it. Anything I can do to prevent these mites in the future?
  2. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2007
    Creedmoor, NC
    I believe Revolution is used (off label) as a preventative for rabbits. I know it has this effect for cats/kittens, but I would check with your vet.
  3. Harmon_7

    Harmon_7 Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 20, 2007
    New York
    WD-40 or cooking oil spay it or dump it in there
  4. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    You can clean out their ears frequently with mineral oil. The oil suffocates the mites.
  5. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    I use the mineral oil to cure it. I am just hoping to somehow be able to change conditions to prevent it.
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
  7. Dodgegal79

    Dodgegal79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2007
    Princeton BC Canada
    All i say is do not use WD-40. Thats not good for them to be licking. Revolution is a great idea. There are other topical ones at the vet you could ask about. That would get rid of them for sure. Mineral oil is what is usually used to suffocate them mites.

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