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My two rabbits, Doodle and Leonidas, has recently been moved from my parents house to my own. The ride was four hours and, against my wishes, my parents had the rabbits in the back of a truck in a pet carrier. It was obviously a very stressful trip. I've been in my new place for a couple of days and Leonidas has adjusted just fine, but Doodle always seems to be breathing heavily, has really wide eyes, and is losing A LOT of fur. She will come out of her carrier, explore, lay down next to me and let me pet her, and she'll even stretch out to relax. But all the while her eyes are huge, she's breathing quickly and she's losing a ton of fur. I'm not sure if she's still really stressed out from the trip - she's a rather sensitive rabbit - or if she's in some kind of pain/sick. Should I take her to a vet or give her another couple days to adjust???
Thanks so much!
It's my experience that if your bunny is acting strange, it usually warrants a trip to the vet.
Is she still eating and pooping normally?
She's doing a little better right now. She's definitely eating, pooping, and peeing like she always has. She's still losing a lot of fur, and she's not using it to make nests or anything. Her eyes are still pretty big all the time.
The temperature here is actually colder than where we were before, so I can't imagine that any kind of temperature change would prompt her to lose her fur. I've given her a specific cage to be in, tucked in a safe quiet corner of my room, and she explores only a small portion of the room she's in when she's feeling comfortable.
I do not, however, have a vet here, so that is something I would have to look into. Thanks for all the advice.