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Rabbitry Owners: Using Body Language to Assess Your Rabbits Health

Rabbitry Health

Using Body Language to Assess the Health of Your Rabbits

As a current or prospective rabbitry owner it is vital that you understand the cues that your rabbits use to communicate with the outside world. That’s because rabbits are always communicating.  Communication is critical to a rabbit’s survival and even homestead rabbits still display the same behavior as their wild counterparts.  Every part of a rabbit’s body is used to communicate with others in the warren. 

Pasteurella aka (snuffles) in rabbits


A Healthy “Snuffles Free” Bunny

First off you must be aware that every rabbit has pasteurella…. as does every mammal (including humans) and many birds. Pasteurella is an “opportunistic” bacteria that lies dormant until the opportunity arises that it can grow.  Of the various manifestations of Pasteurella infection, the most well-known is called “Snuffles”.  Snuffles is considered to be the common cold of rabbits.  

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