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Strange behavior?

Discussion in 'Behavior and Handling Techniques - Rabbits' started by AmberLops, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Jun 8, 2019
    AmberLops

    AmberLops True BYH Addict

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    Hello!
    I have an 11 week old Holland Lop doe that currently lives with all 6 of her littermates.
    She has a weird habit/tick/thing that she does all the time, all day long...

    She lays, sits or stands there (normally) and she stares into the distance and moves her entire head from left to right...sometimes so much to the point where she tips over.
    Sometimes she does it when she eats/drinks, but not usually.

    It is not getting worse or better. And none of the other babies have this problem.
    She only does it when her eyes are open. When she's asleep it doesn't happen.
    I used to have an angora that did that but I was told it was because he had red eyes and they'll do that when they try to focus their eyes on something...but she has blue-grey eyes....not red.

    Has anyone else ever seen this?
    I'm not too worried, just curious :)
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    AmberLops

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    It's just so strange!
    I had a rat that did this but she had red eyes...like the rabbit I had with red eyes that also did it!
    She looks like a typewriter :confused:
    She hops a straight line so it's not a vertigo issue. She has no head tilt either.
    But she seems happy and normal otherwise!