E.Cuniculi

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At least 85-90% of the rabbit’s diet should consist of hay, grass and dried grass, as a guideline as much as the size of the rabbit’s body! They also need a small amount of nuggets – 20-25g per kg ideal bodyweight is all that is needed. You also need to make sure they have some green leafy salad as part of their diet and water should always be made available.

E.Cuniculi

Encephalitozoon cuniculi is a microscopic parasite affecting the brain and digestive system. The disease is particularly nasty and can cause seizures, kidney disease, hind limb weakness, loss of vision and balance. It can cause a rabbit's head to tilt and, in some cases, rabbits can only lie on one side with their heads twisted round. The parasite is spread by infected urine or from mothers to babies. It can live in infected areas for several weeks, so hutches that house large numbers of rabbits can easily harbour the disease, despite good hygiene. Medicinal treatment can be given to treat this disease. Speak to your vet for more details.