Lump on rabbit's ear...?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Dutchgirl, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    U.S.A.
    I didn't notice it yesterday, but today, at least, I saw a small purplish-pink lump on one of my rabbit's ears - looks like a sore. It's hard and seems to be on the outside of the ear. It's about the size of a small pea. There doesn't seem to be much fur on that one spot.
    Besides that, she's fine.
    I'm assuming this is an abscess?
    What can I do for her - short of taking her to the vet? Do I need to do anything? Just leave it alone?
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2013
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    ive never raised rabbits but i would try some triple antibiotic ointment, u should be able to tell if it is movable under the skin. it could just be a small cyst and if u can move it , no harm no foul. i dont recommend opening it, if it is painful u could try warm compress
     
  3. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    U.S.A.
    Okay - thanks! I'll definitely try the antibiotic tomorrow... (that's kind of our go-to remedy ;) ). Hopefully it's nothing.
     
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    hope so too !
     
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    was just checking on lumpy.
     

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