My four month old bunny died suddenly
Two days ago, I got a small 4 month old bunny. He seemed great until today, when I found that he had died. I am so very upset and I have absolutely no idea why this happened. Does anybody have ideas or reasons for this to happen... and so suddenly?! I am so sad and it's all the worse because I don't know why it happened. Please help. :'(
Very sorry, Elizabeth.
Did the bunny have any diarrhea? Sure sounds like enterotoxemia, caused by a disruption of the normal bacteria in the bunny's guts, possibly diet-related. Sometimes a rabbit can up and die with no warning. I'm thinking this might have been the cause.
It's best to avoid feeding rabbits people-food. Commercial pellets, along with hay is good, at least to start with. Then, when the rabbit gets comfortable with you, and you begin to understand its needs, you can add in a few (non-sugary) people-food treats very occasionally.
I hope you can take heart that your rabbit's death was not a usual occurrence, and that things will go much better with your next rabbit.