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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2004, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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One floppy ear

Hi, my sisters little rabbit is about 2 months old and all of a sudden one of it's ears is kinda flopped down. Is this normal or something we should be worried about? I'm not sure the exact breed of the rabbit but none of the others from the litter have floppy ears.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2004, 06:53 AM
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sounds to me like you have probably got a lop eared rabbit. They generally start to drop around two months but won't fully drop until 4 months, I think...sometime around there. The others out of the litter will probably start dropping their ears too.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2004, 10:21 AM
 
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Sometimes even rabbits out of normal-earred parents will get one or two lopped ears. It is just that the ear base is weaker, so cannot support the weight of the ear. It causes no health problems; it is just a difference in looks. I think it's really cute when just one ear lops, personally. Most purebred lops with good ears start lopping at 3 to 5 weeks and are fully lopped by 10 weeks, but mixed breeds and non-show lops migh take longer.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2004, 05:02 PM
 
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A friend of mine had a bunny that had one floppy ear, she was a lovely little bun too.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-09-2004, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys, it's good to know there's nothing to worry about.

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