Ok. WHAT THE HECK!! RABBITS DYING!!!

Mar 11, 2019
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Ok, two days ago one of my outdoor rabbits died (I had four). They live in a sectioned off area of my yard and have been doing very well there for the past 3 years. With one rabbit gone, I was very concerned but now. NOW I get home and TWO MORE are dead. Same M.O. no attack wounds or discolouration at the mouth, just kinda flopped upside down. I'm taking that remaining one inside but are there any ideas to what is happening?
 

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Have you checked for parasites? Have a fecal test done. They may be overloaded with worms. How is their body condition? Overweight rabbits are very susceptible to heart attacks. Rabbits can also get a parasite commonly known as "brain worms" that attacks the nervious system causing a seasure and death.
 
Mar 11, 2019
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Rabbits usually live 7 to 10 maybe years depending on the breed I believe and they were all under three. The youngest, Simba my lionhead, was the one who survived. I can't post pics rn but I can give a visualization. The area was the whole side of the house, from the house to to the fence (width probably somewhat over 6 ft I'm bad at judging distance) and gate to gate (...way way longer?) We had concrete poured into some, not all of it a few weeks ago but they didn't react strangely. I'll have to get that fecal test. They weren't overweight and only one of them was ever visibly injured. (She couldnt move her leg and received antibiotics and such but that was two years ago I think) no plastics that I'm aware of. They always had their hay, with rabbit pellets in the morning and veggies or some fruits usually after dinner. They had many hides and tunnels.
 

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Our concrete that we just had poured has fiberglass particles in it for stability, could yours have had the same? Had they been eating at the edges of it? I'm stumped. Sorry for your losses, hope the survivor keeps surviving 😍.
 

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I didn't see any chewing and I have no idea what that means. I mean. We used wood as the form if that's what your asking. Idk I'm so ignorant in this department.
Most times the professional concrete people use an oil often motor oil or a commercial release agent so the forms come off the concrete cleanly.

If you did the concrete and did not oil the wood I wouldn't worry about that part of it.
 
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