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I’ve had my rabbit 1 week and suddenly tonight she just lays there she tries to move but can’t
A rabbit who isn’t moving is quite possibly an emergency case and needs urgent care. She needs to go to the nearest open veterinary hospital or clinic for a hands on exam as soon as possible to start to work out the cause of her symptoms.
Not moving is really just a symptom and can be the result of many underlying causes. Some of the underlying causes might be:
- Infectious disease (bacteria, viruses, parasites)
- Spinal injury from a fall or awkward jump
- Gut impaction, and many more.
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