Health check

  • Fur: Fur should be clean and shiny. As rabbits moult several times a year, it is important to keep your pet regularly groomed to help keep his fur in good condition.
  • Ears: These should bee clean and dry. See your vet if your rabbit shakes his head frequently and is constantly scratching his ears.
  • Eyes: Eyes should be clean and bright.
  • Nose: The nose should be clean and dry. If your rabbit frequently sneezes, or has a runny nose, take him to the vet.
  • Teeth: A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing. So ensure your rabbit has twigs and crunchy vegetables to chew to help control this. If your rabbit’s teeth grow too long, or you suspect a dental problem take him to a vet.
  • Nails: These should be kept in trim and living in a natural environment where your rabbit has access to digging, will help to control growth. However, if the nails become too long, seek your vet’s advice.
  • Tail and Bottom: It is very important that your rabbit’s bottom is kept clean, to avoid “flystrike” .If you find eggs or maggots on your rabbit, take him to the vet immediately.