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
  • Collapse

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.

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