My pet rabbit will not eat. It has been a few days. Is this serious?
My rabbit has not eaten in two days or so. What can I do at home to get him to start eating again? Do you think I need to see a veterinarian?
I would recommend that you call your veterinarian to make them aware of what is going on with your rabbit. Anorexia (not eating) is a very serious problem in rabbits because their gastrointestinal tract is easy to disrupt and designed for constant processing of food. This condition can be deadly if not corrected right away. Start by removing the pellet feed and offering large amounts of hay. If the rabbit begins to eat the hay, continue to offer the hay and reintroduce pellets the following day. If the rabbit does not begin to eat normally, try the following to tempt him:
If at any time you are concerned about your rabbit's health, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
Seth Mayersohn, CVT
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