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Forum DIET & CARE Maggot found in cage

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    • FelixIsConfused
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        I was opening my rabbit’s cage to check on him when I noticed that there was something wriggling in his dung. When I looked at it closer I found it was a maggot. I:

        Double checked my rabbit for maggots around his underside, focusing on his anus

        Took him out of his cage into a enclosure

        Cleaned out his cage and filled it with new sawdust

        He seems to be fine and I didn’t see or feel any maggots on his underside but I’m not sure.

        Is there anything else I can do?


      • Bam
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          It is safest to take the bun to a vet. Flystrike is very serious and the maggot must have come from somewhere. You need to inspect the butt area very closely, with a magnifying glass, and in good light. Also check for wounds or patches of wet fur.


        • LBJ10
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            Are you sure it was a maggot? Could it have been a round worm that came from your bunny? People will often see them wiggling on their bunny’s poop.

            As for fly strike, yes, it is very serious so you want to make absolutely sure there are no maggots on your bunny. Having a vet take a closer look is not a bad idea.

            That being said, depending on the type of fly and how long the litter has been there, it is possible the eggs were laid in the dirty litter. If it’s moist and smells like pee/poop, it’s going to attract flies.


            • FelixIsConfused
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                I don’t think it was either, looked larger than a roundworm and maggot, but I found where the eggs were and I’ll be checking that area (under my rabbit’s litter box) more often. My rabbits underside and anus were dry and I didn’t see any blood on his fur, so I think I avoided whatever it was.


            • mia
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                Don’t know what kind of area your buns live in but for me, it was months and months of cleaning and spraying with bug killers (buns relocated). They kept coming back, probably eggs buried under baseboards and deep in carpet or something. Inspect area multiple times a day if possible. I’d temporarily relocate buns.

                Bugs had gotten into the litter box and the creeps hid under the litter box and hay box; by the time I caught it one bun passed away.

                 

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