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Flystrike Warning

Posted: 20th April 2019

What is Flystrike?

It happens when flies lay their eggs on your rabbit, & those eggs hatch out into maggots. Maggots from blowflies: bluebottles and green bottles, are the most dangerous. They can eat into your rabbit’s flesh within 24 hours which can cause death in a very short time.

What to do if you find your rabbit has maggots?

This is an emergency. Do not delay. You need to get your rabbit to a vet immediately. Flystrike is a very serious condition and sadly it’s often fatal. However, rabbits can make a full recovery if the condition is found and treated quickly. Flyblown rabbits are usually in pain and severe shock, and they need skilled veterinary and nursing care.

Flystrike Warning