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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have a male bunny about 2-3 yrs old. I noticed about an

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Hello, I have a male bunny about 2-3 yrs old. I noticed about an hour ago that he is laying down and is shaking. He has a very good diet veggies, Purina chow rabbit pellets, Timothy hay, fresh water daily. He even has a heat lamp that he and my other bunny use occasionally when weather gets extra cold. They are housed in an enclosed porch and are safe from bad weather.
I have a regular bunny vet but they are closed for the evening. I panic when I have a sick bun because I know they hide symptoms as long as they can. He is alert but his laying down is unusual, especially when it's fresh lettuce time. He did eat a few bites, but nothing like he usually does. He is a hearty eater. I pick him up and hold him and when I put him down, he goes right back to laying down.
I will contact my vet at 9 when the office opens, but I'm very concerned for him tonight.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help or have already had your bunny attended to by his vet. Unless he remissed unaided, his vet will need to thoroughly examine him in order to clarify why he's shaking and his behavior has changed. Unless additional symptoms have arisen, his presentation is too non-specific for a vet to conjecture possible causes of your bunny's malaise.