Young underwight rabbit-what can I do?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by krasi, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. krasi

    krasi In the Brooder

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    Hello, I bought 2 six-week-old rabbits a month a go. They come from different litters. Early on I noticed that one of them is really skinny. She seems to be eating and drinking well, is active etc, just like the other rabbit. However, she does not put on any weight. They are on alphalpha and pellets. What can be the cause of this?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Check to see that she does not have maloccluded or overgrown teeth.
     
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  3. krasi

    krasi In the Brooder

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    Could she have overgrown teeth at such a young age?
     
  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Absolutely she can. If her teeth are so misaligned that they don't meet at all, they could already be interfering with her ability to eat.

    Also - any idea what breed(s) they are supposed to be? Someone on another forum was dealing with animals that always seemed skinny, and when she posted pictures, they turned out to be a breed that is bred to have a long, slender body. Her rabbits couldn't ever look fat, no matter how much she fed them!
     
  5. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Songster

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    Could she have parasites?
     

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