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Forum RAINBOW BRIDGE My rabbit died because of me

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    • Ioizie
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      I killed my rabbit because of my mistakes, I knew that rabbits were very easily stressed and could die from stress and yet I kept carrying her etc. one day she peed on my bed and I carried her and put her in her cage quite briskly I think she was scared yesterday I got up and she had a heart attack during the night, I think I’m a monster I had her for 2 weeks and she was only 3 months


    • DanaNM
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      I’m so very sorry for your loss 🙁

      I think it’s very normal to feel guilt when we loose a beloved pet, and important to learn from our mistakes, but I don’t think you carrying her was for sure what caused her death. Fear can cause heart attacks, but usually only with prolonged fear (such as a dog barking at growling at a bunny right outside the cage). And I imagine if it was from you handling her you would have seen it happen right away, not overnight. Young bunnies can have heart defects that don’t show up right away, so it’s very possible and probably more likely that she had a congenital issue.

      Of course it’s important to handle rabbits safely and gently, but please don’t beat yourself up over this.

      (((Binky free little bun)))

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    • Bam
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      I’m sorry your bun passed away.

      I agree with Dana, rabbits are frail in many respects, but they dont normally die from being carried and put back in their cage. I too think something else was wrong with her.

      It’s still so very sad though 💔


    • Bonny Girl
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      Oh, sweetie, you are much too hard on yourself — as all of us pet lovers who have lost them are.  These little ones, especially when so young, are sooo fragile and they hide their issues.  Out of all pets to own, bunnies require the most care because they “are” so very fragile.  May God heal your heart.  Your post here shows your human remorsefulness.  Bless you.

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