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  • Rabbits hide illness and pain very well. The main things to look for are their eating habits - are they eating normally or not eating at all? The other thing is how much water they are drinking. It is necessary for a rabbit to drink water to keep the contents of their stomachs moving so they do not get blocked up. Also, look at their droppings - how much are they pooing - is it a normal amount - does it look dry and small or is it healthy looking? Are they peeing normally? The next thing to pay attention to is how active they are - rabbits will become more and more tired, lathargic and will not want to move, play and jump if they are feeling ill.
  • Sometimes a rabbit might look dead when it's actually sleeping, try waiting about an hour or maybe half an hour to see if it wakes up and maybe poke it to see if it responds.
  • Signs may include not eating, not drinking, not eliminating waste, lethargy, etc. However, my rabbit lived to be over 13 years old. I went downstairs one morning, gave him a bowl of food, and went about my day. I heard him eating his food, drinking water, etc that morning. A few hours later, my boyfriend came over and he brought some carrot greens to give to bunny, but when I opened his hutch he had died. He ate his entire bowl of food, and drank water, and hopped around and everything. He was very healthy up until he died. So - you may see it coming, you may not.
  • hi, i know its not a answer but i came home from my aunties just before and found that my rabbit was just lying in his cage, he was breathing but has not been eating well. i tried standing him up but just kept rolling on to his side and wont get up. He looks as if he's going to die, im really worried, he only started doing this tonight. What do you think i should do?
  • When the cat at the old folks home ,who sits next to the old people minutes before they die, starts sitting next to your rabbit see http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/07/25/death.cat.ap/index.html
  • if it has wet feet.
  • When my rabbit died, I think it was out of "fright". I used to let him roam around the yard and a squirrel startled him one night. He appeared to have a heart attack because he started acting listless, not really moving. No real interaction or excitement, no normal behavior. He just had no reaction to me touching him or picking him up. I knew then that his heart was going and that he was going to die. Look for odd behavior and listlessness.
  • My bunny lived to be 10yrs old she was a netherland dwarf and I went downstairs to check her food supply and water and she hadnt touched her food and was very lethargic and also squealing very loudly as if she were crying. She was not responsive and kept buring her head down to the ground all day. I thought it may have been an intesinal problem so I waited before I called the vet. The next day I found Midnight laying on her side in her cage she had passed. This came all the sudden because she was perfectly fine the day before these symptoms. I did notice a small amount of blood in her cage. Any idea why my bunny died? Its been really tramatic for me as she lived a long time:(
  • Usually if it's from old age or illness, the rabbit will not be eating as well as usual. Most unspayed pet does die from uterine cancer which could show itself with spots of blood coming from the vent.
  • all the sand has run out of their hourglass.
  • paws up?
  • MY RABBIT STOPPED EATING AND DRINKIN FOR 3 DAYS, SHE THEN GOT A SORE BACK LEG AND COULD HARDLY WALK A FEW HOURS LATER WHEN I CHECKED SHE WAS JUST LIEING THERE. HER EYES WERE STILL CLEAN, SO WERE HER EARS BUT HER BREATHING WASNT VERY STRONG. WE WRAPPED HER IN BLANKETS TO KEEP HER WARM AS SHE WAS VERY COLD BUT SHE DIED MINIUTES LATER. SHE WAS TOTALLY FINE THE WEEK BEFOR AND IT ALL HAPPENED AT ONCE! I HOPE SHE WASNT IN PAIN AND SHE LOOKED VERY PEACEFUL, SHE WAS 11 YEARS OLD SO I HOPE IT WAS JUST FROM NATURAL CAUSES.

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