Rabbits are especially susceptable to heat stroke. Temperatures over 80 degrees, humidity over 70%, inadequate ventilation, stress and crowding can make a rabbit too hot. Signs of heat stroke include panting, weakness, salivating, lethargy, and hot red ears. This is very often FATAL! Always keep your bunny in a climate controlled room inside your house. If your house gets too warm, provide cool tiles for bunny to lay on, give frozen water bottles to lay against, keep air moving with a fan, keep bunny out of direct sunlight, provide plenty of fresh cool water in a water bowl, wet ears with cool water. NEVER put bunny in a cold bath or under cold water – they will go into shock. Contact your vet immediately if you suspect your bunny has heat stroke.
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