My rabbit Tinkerbell who is about 2 years old has the run of the entire garden, free to go in and out of her hutch when she wants and needs. It is a very well protected garden, with nothing that can possibly harm her at all, but recently she has been hopping around rather oddly, with her right back foot tucked under neath her, and she hardly uses it at all.
She has been to the vets, but they cannot find anything wrong with her, and it's a little too expensive to go back again.
Any ideas of what could be wrong?
Sorry to hear Tinkerbells hurt her foot, i wonder if shes jared her leg or pulled a toenail. has you checked her hair underneath her foot has she got maybe a small thistle in her fur or could have a bite off fly . very puzzling.
I hope she gets better soon, could you leave her in her hutch just so she could rest her leg for few days i would give that a go see if it helps.
Let us know how she gets on.
Has she had a VHD vaccine recently?? How long has she been holding her leg like this? Have you and the vet had a good feel and how did she react to this, flinch, struggle etc? Unfortunetly rabbits hide pain very well, recently some one I know on another forum has had a rabbit break a foreleg and didn't show any signs of pain, carried on acting like normal but was just holding the leg up and reluctant to put weight on it. If she is still limping she will need another vet trip. From experience a limp could mean what Laura has said, broken/fractured or an infection. Hope she is feeling better soon xx
Thank you, and when went to the vets the vet did a full examination, moving the leg around and feeling it all over but she seemed to enjoy it more than anything
It's been like it for weeks and there are no signs of breaks or infection according the vet.
It's all very odd, and she is still not putting any weight on it and keeping it firmly pinned to her side. :/
Hmm :/ I'm not sure what else to suggest but there is another forum I'm on which has many members very knowledgable on health where you could fine some more help/information, I could PM you the link to the health section if you would like?? xx