Some rabbits are more prone to sore hocks no matter what their litter/cage bottom is like. I've heard that rex rabbits are sometimes more prone to them, and that long haired rabbits can get them if the hair on the bottom of their feet mats. Rabbits who are overweight or who's nails aren't kept short enough can get them as well. It has to do with where they put the pressure on their foot. If long nails or mats or what they are standing on (or anything else) causes them to distribute their weight wrong sore hocks can develop. It doesn't always have to do with how rough what they are standing on is. I have seen rabbits with cages lined with fleece and carefresh develop sore hocks.
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