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Anna, Pet Expert/Biologist
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Experience:  40 yrs.: herps, pocket pets, rabbits, poultry, dogs, horses. Biology degree. Vet assistant.
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Our pet rabbit who lives primarily in our yard has a swollen

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Hi, our pet rabbit who lives primarily in our yard has a swollen back paw. She is eating and drinking. We cannot find a thorn or anything like that. No cuts, no ripped nails.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Anna replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I apologize that no one has responded to you sooner. Different experts come online at different times. I just logged on and saw your question. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with over forty years of experience raising and showing rabbits. I'm sorry to hear of Babels' problem.
You have done a good job of checking her over, and providing a soft place for her to rest. There are many different kinds of injuries that can cause such swelling. Just like humans, rabbits can suffer from sprains,morn ligaments, etc. these can cause swelling. It's fairly easy for a rabbit to break a toe bone, too. There would be no outward sign of this, but swelling would occur.
Since she is eating and drinking, this is not an emergency, but I would schedule a visit with her vet tomorrow. The vet may need to take an x-ray to determine what is wrong. If you do 't have a rabbit vet, let me know. If you have more questions, or need vet information, let me know in a REPLY. I hope Babels will be fine.