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Its been over 2 months since i got Rolo my young mini lop. He is shy and fearful but he doesnt respond to sound he only freaks out when he realises you are there. I was concerned that something may be wrong because he hasn't came out of his shell at all. The vet ran some tests and said that he was perfectly healthy however she thinks that he may be either deaf or very hard of hearing.
Does anyone have any experience or any helpful information on dealing with a deaf bunny? and do you think he is happy? I have seen him binky only once but he does love to flopp out under the sofa and in front of the tv.
Awww. Sorry for the late reply. If things are still the same, I would suggest doing bonding sessions again and offering him a little extra attention. Also, IF there isn't a structured schedule, sometimes a structured schedule can actually help a nervous rabbit - as their day becomes predictable and that provides comfort.
Regarding his teeth chattering - tension is one possibility and if it's pain....either way, how are his poops? Are they normal?
Does he hunch up in a strange position?
How are his teeth? Did the vet check his teeth to make sure he doesn't have any malocclusions or spurs(back teeth problems)