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What's wrong with this baby bun's eyes

Post Number:#1  Unread postby AmberRae » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:39 pm


One of my blue otter rex bunnies just opened its eyes and they are very cloudy. Any ideas on what this could be? No runniness to them.
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Re: What's wrong with this baby bun's eyes

Post Number:#2  Unread postby MaggieJ » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:01 pm


I can't see the eye in your photo well enough to offer an answer. I need new glasses. However,
the words "moon eye" popped into my head so I did a search:
is-this-moon-eye-t2641.html

From there I turned to Google. This link shows a number detailed photos of rabbit eye diseases but do be warned that they are graphic and distressing!
http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Eye_diseas ... seases.htm

Then there is e. cuniculi, a fairly common parasitic infection that can cause eye disease in rabbits. It can also cause wry neck. Rabbits can be born with it, so you may want to check it out.
https://www.vets-now.com/pet-care-advic ... n-rabbits/

Good luck! :good-luck: I hope you can get some help for your lil bun. :lilbunny:

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Re: What's wrong with this baby bun's eyes

Post Number:#3  Unread postby AmberRae » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:13 pm


Thanks Maggie, from what I read it sounds like it is cataracts. It seems like E Cuniculi is the most common cause of it. I have never seen evidence of this disease in any of my buns. I am also not sure if I should or shouldn't treat a 10 day old bun. I will need to do some more research. For now the baby and his siblings are healthy happy buns with the exception of his cloudy eyes.

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Re: What's wrong with this baby bun's eyes

Post Number:#4  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:43 am


Not sure what he has, but if you decide to treat him, for pennicilin wait until he's 3 weeks old minimum for treatment unless it starts getting much much worse quickly. Go with very small doses of 0.05cc. Also buy the polysporin antibiotic eyedrops, those you can use right now.
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Re: What's wrong with this baby bun's eyes

Post Number:#5  Unread postby AmberRae » Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:20 pm


I have attached a picture in better light. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to tell if he can see or not? He doesn't act any different than a bun that can see but his eyes are so cloudy. If he can't see do you think he should be culled?
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Re: What's wrong with this baby bun's eyes

Post Number:#6  Unread postby KimitsuKouseki » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:06 pm


doesnt have to be culled, many blind rabbits live about just as well as others, they just rely on smell and sound a bit more. Many people will step forward wanting to care for a andicapped animal so give him a chance. When you sell him just tell them these few tips:
- talk to him when you get close to them
- talk to him before touching them
- talk to him before picking them up
if they can have a specific way of talking to them with specific words the bunny will recognise it and rdy itself without being scared.

As for what it is I have no idea I'm sorry.

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Re: What's wrong with this baby bun's eyes

Post Number:#7  Unread postby AmberRae » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:10 pm


Thanks for the advice. So far he seems to get around just fine.

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