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I have a rabbit seems like she can’t move bag legs seem limp

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Hi I have a rabbit seems like she can’t move bag legs seem limp happens all of a sudden
Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the rabbit?
Customer: We have had her 5 months never had any concerns untill this evening. She looks like she as white around her mouth
Submitted: 5 days ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Linda Simon replied 5 days ago.
Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda. Just a few minutes as I type my response
Expert:  Linda Simon replied 5 days ago.
Unfortunately this sounds very serious.
The most likely cause in a young rabbit is trauma resulting in e.g. a spinal fracture.
Another possibility is a neurological disease such as E Cuniculi.
Regardless of the cause, your bunny needs urgent attention. They may well be in shock given the whiteness of the mouth so would benefit from iv fluids and pain relief.
I would not delay and bring them to your nearest emergency vet ASAP.
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Linda Simon replied 5 days ago.
No problem at all. Please do feel free to keep me updated and to ask any further questions you may have
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
I have called my local vet. My rabbit is just lying there not like her she is usually very active when cage opens she jumps straight out. Not moving just like there
Expert:  Linda Simon replied 5 days ago.
Is your vet able to see you now? The sooner your bunny is seen the better. Any change in behaviour in a rabbit is a concern but especially one like this.
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Yeah awaiting appointment
Expert:  Linda Simon replied 5 days ago.
Ok great.