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    Pippa
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    Hi.  I have a house rabbit, that comes in to school with me as a school rabbit during the week.  He has been in the school for a year and has been fab!  He loves the students, is sociable and cared for!  Over the summer holidays, he has been very close to my cats (we moved in to a three bed house and so the rabbit regularly has free reign of the house).  Both my cats have been with a house rabbit before, one of them loves him and regularly cleans the rabbit, the other is scared and just runs away.

    The problem is this year, when I have brought him into school on a monday, he seems down and upset.  He is not eating as much hay, and definitely doesn’t drink as much water during the week.  Is this to do with bonding with the cats?

    What can I do?


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    DanaNM
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    Hi there, welcome

    It’s possible he is depressed. Depression can cause rabbits to slip into stasis. Is he pooping and eating OK overall? I am not too familiar with that close of a bond between a cat and a rabbit, but I suppose it is possible. He also could be sad about his new surroundings in general.

    Honestly rabbits aren’t great pets for classrooms, is it possible for you to move him back home? That much moving around is probably stressful for him.

    It’s also possible that it’s a coincidence and he’s having some other health problems. Dental issues can cause buns to eat less hay.


    #1883165

    Hi Pippa,

    Ditto Dana.
    Maybe also he has come out of childhood and is an adult bun…
    And yes, buns can bond with other animals especially a cat. Veeeery similar to buns.


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