My 3 month old bunny keeps losing her balance. They move around. She has not been seen by a vet yet. Boo, she's about 3

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Customer: My 3 month old bunny keeps losing her balance.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Do the bunny's eyes move from side to side? Or do they stay focused straight ahead?
Customer: They move around
JA: When was the bunny last seen by a vet?
Customer: She has not been seen by a vet yet
JA: And what's the bunny's name and age?
Customer: Boo, she's about 3 months
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Not at this time
Answered by Heath Wilkerson in 47 mins 1 year ago
Heath Wilkerson
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Hi, Dr. W here. I am a board-licensed veterinarian with over 15 years of experience. I am reading your post now.

How are you doing today? I hope you are having a great day!

I really enjoy helping people with their pets So, I hope we are able to get to the bottom of what’s going on or at least develop a plan to find that out.

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Hello thank you for responding. My day was ok until now. I have a 3 month old dutch/lionhead bunny, her name is ***** ***** adjusted very quickly, is very playful & is such a sweetheart.
Yesterday I noticed she was a bit more on the sleepy side so I cuddled with her thinking that's what she wanted. Today my boyfriend & I noticed that she kept losing her balance, while she would clean herself or when she would go to do her happy jumps (zoomies) she would just tumble over. Her appetite & her bowel movements haven't changed. I'm not sure if I should be worried & take her to be seen or if this is something that happens.

What you are describing can sometimes be caused by mild inner ear inflammation or ear infection or other infection.

Rabbits can worsen quickly, so if possible I would recommend getting her an appointment tomorrow to have her checked out to see if some antibiotics and anti-inflammatories are needed.

That's what I had read upon researching what it could be. Yes I plan on taking her to our local vet first thing tomorrow. Are there any other alarming symptoms I should worry about or be on the lookout for? I love animals & hate when something is wrong. I am stressing
Would you possibly be able to estimate how much the type of testing or treatment needed would cost?

usually just an examination and then one or  prescriptions is the starting point so tat shouldn;t be too much but prices vary greatly from city to city

Thank you
Are there any other symptoms I should be worried about until I get her to the vet?

lethargy, not pooping, and not eating, also grinding teeth which indicates pain in rabbits

You're welcome. It's my pleasure to help and I’m glad your pet has such a dedicated family! I hope you have a great day! Please save my website so you can reach me again later for new questions:

Thank you so much
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