How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask ask_me Your Own Question
ask_me, Pet care, breeding, training
Category: Pet
Satisfied Customers: 3105
Experience:  Well versed in all things canine! Knowledgeable in breeding, training and showing
Type Your Pet Question Here...
ask_me is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hello. I just lost a rabbit due to maggot infestation. I

Customer Question

Hello. I just lost a rabbit due to maggot infestation. I don't understand how it happened, because my rabbits are in a semi-enclosed large area (200 sq. ft), and I rarely see a fly, but there must have been some. How can this be prevented?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  ask_me replied 7 years ago.


I'm sorry to hear of your loss. While flies cannot be totally eliminated, there are steps one can take to prevent maggot infestation in the future. The first, is checking the rabbits daily for signs of these. A flea comb is helpful You can read more here: As for controlling flies in your environmnet, change their bedding frequently, remove items that may drawn flies (for instance, if a compost pile is nearby) and speak to an extermator about eco-friendly pesticides. More can be read here: Again, I'm sorry to hear that rabbit passed and hope the above is helpful to you.

Please click "ACCEPT" or if you need more information "REPLY"

ask_me and 2 other Pet Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Thank you very much for the information.


Pat Wells

Expert:  ask_me replied 7 years ago.
No problem! I hope it helps.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Where do I find that video after I purchase the emitter board? I seem to have lost it already. Thanks!

Related Pet Questions