Lazy Bunny

Is it normal for a 7 week old Netherland Dwarf bunny to be constantly resting? I hear they are curious animals but mine just seems to always be tired, is there something wrong?

***** Karen Sez *****

Hmmm, yes, sounds a bit concerning, but let's brainstorm for a minute:

-- Here's the good news: 7 week old kits still sleep a LOT. They're in the middle of their biggest growth spurt, and will keep right on growing until they hit 5 or 5.5 months old.

-- Is it resting 24/7? Or is it more active at dawn and dusk? Rabbits naturally do most of their sleeping all day long. Then they perk up along about your dinner time and stay fairly active till late at night. Your 7 week old bunny is very likely to perk up in the evening, be very active for a short time, and then conk out again for yet another nap.

But if your bunny is constantly resting, is sluggish, has rough fur (not talking about molting), loose stools or a wet snotty nose, maybe it's sick and needs a vet visit.

Frankly, we're guessing (and hoping!) that all is well. Enjoy your bunny!

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