Rabbit Gently Hiccuping For 3 Days

by Eliza
(England)

Hi
My bunny, Shaco, is a Dutch lilac of 3 years. He started to hiccup and I was scared as I thought he couldn't breathe but as he was acting completely normal I realised it was hiccuping. I left him for a while to see if it would go away but after a day and night it didn't, except a little while being held.

I took him to the vet the morning of the second day but as he doesn't like cars he stopped hiccuping from the moment we got in the car until a few minutes after we got back.

The vet checked him over and said he was fine, his liver was slightly enlarged but she said that could also be normal. But as he wasn't hiccuping she couldn't properly see what the problem was, all she saw was a healthy rabbit and obviously if I take him back they'll stop again.

He is eating properly and pooping properly as far as I know and his behaviour is completely normal, just with the small hiccups. The vet said she'd never heard of a bunny hiccuping for 2 days without stopping and said to look out for lethargy and also the body becoming drawn when breathing (indicating a breathing problem.)
He has none of these symptoms but still continues to hiccup.

I gave him 0.3ml of baby gas medicine to see if that would make any difference at all but nothing noticeable has changed. Every now and then when he hiccups he will do what I thought was a bunny sneeze but now I'm thinking perhaps it's a cough.

If anyone knows anything that could help my little man I would really appreciate it!!! :)

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Apr 08, 2017
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My rabbit has been doing the same. He's been hiccuping for a few days now and I don't know how to help him get rid of them.

Apr 07, 2017
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My rabbit has been doing the same. He's been hiccuping for a few days now and I don't know how to help him get rid of them.

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