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My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a Vet tech for 30+ years working with Rabbits and other Exotic pets. I will be happy to assist you today. I am so sorry for the loss of Starbuck. I suspect you are correct as dehydration being part of the problem for the loss of Starbuck. Rabbits are very intolerant of heat. They are easily prone to heat strokes and heat exhaustion which can account for the disorientation and lethargy. Once a rabbit gets over heated and dehydrated it is very hard for them to recover without supportive care from a Vet with IV fluids and other treatment. If Starbuck was overheated and dehydrated I suspect the reason for her loss was a Heat Stroke. Without a Necropsy, there would be no way to verify this, but from your explanation that is the most obvious reason for the loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences. If you have further questions I will be happy to continue with you. Joan
I just wanted to express my condolences again for your loss.