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Home Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A Falling over/ losing balance??

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    • x_toffee&ginger_x
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      So toffee is a six month lion head and he loves to stand on his back two legs. Lately he’s been doing this in the platform he has in his cage to try and each the top. The only problem is I think he’s standing up too tall and he loses his balance and falls backwards. He usually falls into his pile of hay just beneath the platform. It doesn’t seem to hurt him and as soon as he falls he’ll get straight back up and try and do it again. I’m just concerned that if he Carries on he’s going to hurt himself. Is there anything I can do to stop him? Thankyou in advance


    • DanaNM
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      Hmmm, often a lose of balance is due to ear issues, so he might have an ear infection. There can be other causes, like E. cuniculi, but ear infections are relatively common and very treatable. So, I think a vet visit is in order.

      Until you get it sorted out, I would block his access to the top levels so he doesn’t hurt himself.

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    • Sarah
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      I agree with DanaNM. Sometimes my rabbit stands up too high too and I can see him wobble a little bit, but never to the extent of him falling on his back, so yeah a vet visit is definetly in order.


    • Dface
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      While I’d certainly get him checked by the vet, and restrict access, my girl who is relatively healthy does do stuff like that fairly often when trying to periscope too tall or too long


    • LBJ10
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      Leopold has a very round bottom. I’ll leave it at that.


    • Bam
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      My Bam could fall over backwards when periscoping for a treat. Or a pellet. He really loved food and got very excited for it.

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