Quincy is crying. He has been ever since I decided to be economical and use the brand of hay he won't eat to bulk up his outside hutch bed. I know, I know, stupid woman. He's just so laid back and easy going about everything that I figured it wouldn't bother him. And it felt like a dreadful waste!
Anyway, I whipped it out as soon as I saw his eyes watering and aired the hutch for the afternoon. But his cheeks are still wet two days later. He doesn't spend much time in the hutch, mainly flip flops about the house and garden, so he was only shut in there with it for a night. I'm quite worried I've done him some serious damage!
Do I need to take him to the vet, do you reckon? Or wrestle him to bathe his eyes? Or maybe leave it for a couple of days to see if it gets better on its own, thereby leaving out the distress and injury (mine!) of playing catch the rabbit...
It could be tooth pain, that can cause a lot of eye problems. As you've already waited a couple of days to see if it clears and it hasn't i would say a trip to the vets might be in order.
Lots of rabbits do suffer from respiratory problems - ever hay fever like symptons! I had one like this, but she had snuffles and white eye gloop which sorted itself out with a mixture of salt water baths and eye drops from the vets.
Rabbits are very good at covering up pain, and gloopy eyes can be a symptom of many common rabbit problems, You might be able to ask vets advice on the phone if you're worried about causing distress, they can tell you if they think its worth coming in or not.
Thanks Goat, I'll check that forum out. His paws aren't damp, no. And we spend quite a lot of time in each other's company. I work from home and he lounges by my feet a lot and I've not seen him going at his face at all. I'll try and run him to the vet tomorrow then!