Well, as most of you know, we got two bunnies a few weeks ago. My sister's, Basil, and mine who is still unnamed (but I have narrowed it down to two choices. It takes me forever to name the furbabies. xDD)
My bun has been great, cute as always, friendly, calm, relaxed, etc. But about two days ago, I noticed something odd. He was tilting his head to the left (his left), very noticeably. I started to worry, but decided to wait another day or two to see if he was just doing that for fun or whatever, or if a trip to the vet would ensue.
He has his right ear sticking up (he's a dwarf lop), and his left ear is still all loppy. Then I remembered, when we went to go pick out which of the bunnies we were going to adopt, he'd have the same ear (right) sticking up every once in a while, and tilting his head just the very slightest once in a while. (I believe I even said that it my thread about finding out I was getting one.) So now I'm thinking he may have gotten an infection or something in his ear before we got him.
(which calms me a bit, because he wasn't under my care when this happened
, but for his brothers and sisters and mom who were in the same hutch, I wonder if some of them might have it too. Basil doesn't [assuming, since she hasn't been tilting her head or anything] but I don't know about the others.)
Now, for years I've done research about rabbits, but I don't remember reading anything about wry neck, unfortunately. So I went to Blackle and typed in "my bunny has a crooked head" (xD), and clicked on This link
. I started to read it, got even more worried, and then went here
I read it all, and I'm pretty sure he has otitis interna. Of course I can't be positive until we go to a vet, but from what I read on that it seems very likely. I had looked at the vet list on rabbit.org, and there is one in the next town over we can go to. We have gone there a few times many years ago, too.
He's only around 10 weeks old, now. Still a baby. ): We seem to have periods of bad luck, sometimes. It's no fun.
He is still doing great, eating and drinking fine, munching down on tasty hay and snuggling with Basil. His legs are fine, he doesn't seem to lose balance, just his little head is tilted.
And, coincidentally, (I visit a site called http://cutewithchris.com
, and it has a weekly video show where you can vote on the cutest pets and other fun stuff. It's hosted by a Canadian comedian, Chris Leavins, who lives in L.A. now, and it's absolutely hysterical sometimes. xDD) there was a rabbit on one episode named El Vez. This is a picture of him:
He had a parasite which made his head grow crooked.
And when he gets excited, he runs in circles.
A few days ago, I was holding my bun and was looking at CWC and showed everyone that picture of El Vez, and the next day, my bun started to really have his head looking crooked. Odd, no? xD
We will be bringing him to the vet on Thursday, since we can't bring him tomorrow. I'll keep you updated on him. =^_^=