FEATURED RABBIT ARTICLES
Lessons from the Farm
What we’ve learned can help you care for your rabbits and make them feel safe and happy.
Information from Our Rabbit Experts
Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about rabbits.
Is it mostly respiratory diseases that can affect rabbits, or are there others?
Enteritis — or inflammation of the intestinal tract — is the primary disease that affects rabbits. There are many forms and causes. Mucoid enteritis, primarily a disease of young rabbits 7 to 14 weeks of age (although it can
also occur in adults), disrupts the developing microflora population in the gut. This disease is often accompanied by pneumonia and has a high mortality rate. Non-mucoid enteritis, characterized by watery diarrhea, can be caused by infection with any number of bacteria or parasites, a diet that is too high in starch/sugar and/or too low in fiber, lack of water, rapid diet change or consumption of feed the rabbit is not used to, or stress.