Question by  Heather99 (65)

Why does my rabbit have a runny nose?

She has had a runny nose for a week now.


Answer by  lois47 (383)

The most common cause for a runny nose in rabbits is an upper respiratory infection. The infection is bacterial and usually confined to the nasal tract and sinuses. It requires antibiotics and should be treated quickly before it becomes systemic.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

The most common cause is an Upper Respiratory Infection (URI), which can be very dangerous if not treated promptly. She will need a bacterial culture and potentially a course of antibiotics. Other causes of runny nose could be dental issues (yes, dental), or foreign objects stuck in the nasal passage. Please make an appointment with a qualified exotics vet ASAP.


Answer by  Angela17 (697)

Depending on where you are keeping your rabbit, it may have a little cold. Rabbits can get sick just like any other animal. If you are keeping your rabbit, perhaps, in a cold, damp area, the rabbit can be keen to getting a cold. Otherwise, it may have allergies to certain things in his environment. Call your Vet.


Answer by  Az (343)

This could be allergy related or she might have a cold or respiratory illness. You should contact your vet for advice or take her in to have an examination to determine the cause.


Answer by  Anonymous

Your rabbit may be having a upper respiratory infection (URI) You should relax and take your rabbit to a vet and they will make your worries go away

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