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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Mites/Fleas on Rabbit penis?

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I just got a floppy eared rabbit from a friend a week ago who bought it from a pet store about a month ago. within 3 days of recieveing the rabbit i noticed his penis was red,swollen and a little bloody, today, 2 days later is has little white bugs about the size of rice crawling on his penis and in the skin surrounding. What has caused this and what should i do?! thanks for the help!
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-03-2008, 02:29 PM
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Hi,

It sounds like your rabbit has fly strike. The little white bugs are usually fly maggots. The flies are attracted to areas on the rabbit that are wounded or infected, or areas where the rabbit isn't cleaning very well. They lay their eggs on these areas which hatch into maggots. The maggots will literally eat into the rabbit and they produce a toxin that can cause the rabbits to go into shock.

Probably your rabbit got injured somehow, it sounds like it got infected, then flies found the wound. Fly strike is deadly, you should take your rabbit to the vet ASAP. You can try to pick the maggots off yourself - but the rabbit should still see a vet, especially if he has an infection that needs to be treated.


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Oh poor bunny. I would take him to the vet.
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Oh thats a little gross!
I agree...take bunny to the vet!!!




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I agree! Take poor bunny to the vet immediately! And let us know how he's doing.


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