Rabbits and Guinea Pigs can also overheat very easily, and can be quite often forgotten.
- Keep them in a cool place, preferably indoors
- Provide lots of fresh drinking water
- Frozen treats and water bottles around their hutch can be a great way to cool them down
Signs of heat stress to recognize:
- Reduced activity, they may stop moving around
- Less responsive to you
- Not eating
- Fast breathing
A heat stressed bunny is an emergency and they need to be rushed to a Vet immediately. We can place an intravenous fluid line to correct dehydration and start active cooling to provide them the best chance possible to survive.