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13 Causes of Sudden Death in Rabbits

Bunnies are the cutest animals in this world to some peoples. The body structure, size and looks make them the most amazing and cute animal. If you have seen a rabbit you will always see that they are very playful and lead a very fast life. Some people really get’s fascinated to them and decides to make them their cute pets. But before doing the same thing you should be aware of some information’s related to rabbits. Although rabbits have an average life span of 9-12 years but it is seen that most of them doesn’t survive till the span age. Due to many reasons rabbits don’t survive for a long time. And can even die after some weeks. I don’t think that the death of your pet will be a joyful incident for you, instead of that it will be quiet sorrowful. You should also have some knowledge regarding the home remedies for your pets. So before desiring a Rabbit as your pet be aware of the causes which brings sudden death in them. Below I have discussed some causes related to this matter. Read out to get full-fledged information.

Causes of sudden death in rabbits

Ingestion of sharp objects:

Rabbits always roam here and there in your home. They can’t stay at a single place for a very long time. So if you have a pet rabbit at your home avoid keeping sharp or solid substances like glass, plastic materials, nails or small metal objects lying anywhere. You should keep in mind that rabbits normally can eat anything that they get in front of them. They don’t have any idea about what to eat or what not to eat. And after consuming they get internal injuries inside their body causing severe bleeding. In such case if they are not taken to a veterinarian in right time they may die.

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Consumption of poisonous substance:

Rabbits are very foodie in nature. And they can eat anything anywhere. If you have a garden in your home, I think you use some pesticides, insecticides or some other chemical substances to protect your plants. Yeah! This can be another cause of your pet’s death. Keep in mind if you are using such harmful chemical substances try to keep your bunny away from that. If they get free, they will surely eat some grass and plants and with that the chemical substance will also go in their body resulting in poisoning of the whole body.

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Not suitable for children:

Yes, rabbits are not at all suitable for children. If you have small children in your home and they are below 12 years of age then avoid keeping rabbit at your home. Children are one of the major causes of their sudden death. They don’t like small children and always try to avoid them. Because children always try to play with them by shouting and loud screaming this brings heart attack to you bunny. Sometimes they jump from a great height to escape from the children and gets fractured.

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Avoid keeping a rabbit with other animals:

If you already have a dog or cat as a pet at your home then it will be much better not to consider rabbit as your new pet. Rabbits are very shaky. Large dogs, hunter dogs and cats are really harmful for them. Rabbits suffer from intensive fear from these animals. And if your pet dog is a puppy then you can try slowly giving them some proper training to remove the fear. But still you have to be very careful and attentive towards them.

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Rabbits normally gets frightened very easily. If you keep your rabbit free at your home, sometimes they can go out of your home to get some fresh air. At this time if they see any other animals outside your home they will get severely frightened and can even face death. Actually rabbits are very soft kind of animals. Sometimes they also get attacked by outside cats and dogs also.

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