Tip Of The Day ~ Fly Strike

Thursday, August 29, 2013

With all this summer heat it is very important to keep a eye out for fly strike. It can happen very fast, and even to well cared for rabbits. A good rule I have found to go by is if you see any fly touch your rabbit at all, even if it lands then seems to just fly away, take you rabbit out and check it over. There is a good chance you could find fly eggs on your rabbit. They normally look like very super tiny grains of rice, and if you find any eggs get them off the rabbit right away. It should not even be put off over night, it needs to be taken care of right away. This can kill a rabbit, I had lost a rabbit to fly strike almost before I even knew what was going on. It had been the first time I had a problem with it and I did not even find out was it was called until afterwards. The eggs seem to normally be on the back, on or around their tail, and on their lower underside. So you need to look for them very carefully.You might find only one place with eggs but keep looking, there could be more places with eggs on them. If you would like more info you should check out the House Rabbit Society, they have a lot of info about it on there site.

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