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My 6 year old dwarf is having a total freakout. She is thumping like crazy, running around and totally spazzing. I tried to put her in her cage and cover it in hopes that it would calm her, but she threw an absolute fit, banging off the walls, tipping everything over Tasmanian Devil style. No changes in her environment recently (though we did move a month ago), but she seemed to be fine with it up until now.
A little more background: Over the past month or two, she has stopped using her litter box which means all kinds of experiments including diet changes, environment, litter changes, etc. to no avail. It also means regular bunny baths to clean her sensitive areas and reduce the sore hocks that have developed due to her constantly running through her own mess. She is 100% free range and has run of the house except when we have been confining her to get to the root of the litter box issue. Today, after her bath, I had to trim a few of her nasty dreadlocks that were forming around her hind quarters but she was stomping and fussing before that, though it seems to have gotten worse since the trim. Could this have caused the issue? I don't know what to do as she is not lethargic, has an appetite, and is eating. She just ate a raisin form my hand less than an hour ago.
That's next - This just started happening today and my wife is away with the car. I'm starting to think she may have gone blind as she is running in to things / not acknowledging my movements close to her face.