RABBITS - baby rabbit born with a weird red liquid filled bump...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by princessSilva, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. princessSilva

    princessSilva New Egg

    Oct 27, 2014
    chaparral, NM
    Hi, I raise rabbits for meat and have had a lot (hundreds) of babies born and have never before seen this. I have a new doe who just gave birth to her first litter and one of the babies has a red bump on its back that looks like it's filled with liquid. Just curious if anyone would know what it is or has seen something like it before?
  2. The Duck Flock

    The Duck Flock Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 12, 2015
    vancouver island BC
    could you post a pic? that would be helpfull

    -The Duck Flock
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    A picture would help but my first thought is possibly a meningocele, which is basically a congenital deformation in which the spinal cord does nt develop properly and some of the contents of the spinal cord protrude outwards forming a fluid filled cyst under the skin. This is only a guess though, as we would need more information to be more sure.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015

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