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Fleas

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Fleas are dangerous in rabbits because they can quickly grow in numbers. Fleas survive by sucking the blood of its host, in this case your pet rabbit. If left untreated the fleas will multiply in a matter of days.

Fleas can easily be transmitted between household pets. So if you have a cat or dog which has fleas it is likely that your rabbit will get them as well. Also, multiple rabbits housed together are likely to contract fleas from one another.

There are a number substances available at your local pet store that will do well to rid your rabbit of the fleas. It is important to not only remove the fleas from the rabbit itself but also to thoroughly clean its enclosure or you run the risk of the infestation starting up again as soon as the rabbit is reintroduced.

You will also want to take a look at the source of the flea infestation. Usually they come from unsanitary living conditions for your rabbit. If this is the case you are advised to keep your rabbits cage cleaner in the future to avoid fleas.

 
 


         
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