Whether due to age, trauma, genetics, or tumor, it can be quite upsetting to find out your little rabbit is blind in one or both eyes.


However, while it can require some adjustments on both your part and your pet's, there is nothing stopping them from leading a full and rich life. 


How do you know if your rabbit is blind?:

  • Startled by normal sounds
  • Making slow movements
  • Delayed response to stimulation
  • Nervousness
  • Receding eyeball
  • Dilated pupil
  • Redness
  • Swollen eye
  • Cloudy appearance in eye

How to keep them safe:


1. Rabbits rely on their sense of smell so avoid wearing strong perfume or using scented candles.


2. Establish a routine so they know when to expect you.


3. Talk to them as you approach so you don’t startle or frighten them.


4. Don’t allow strangers approach without fair warning as your rabbit may become scared.


5. Make sure their home is safe and that they can’t get stuck in anything. Remove sharp objects, patch up holes and put padding on rough or dangerous bars and hut sides.


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