View Full Version : Wet Noses

10-11-2004, 12:09 PM
This question might come across as if I am stupid etc.

Both bunnies have wet noses, they are not sneezing and they do not have snoitty noses and their breathing is normal.

Am I just being a paranoid mum.

10-11-2004, 01:11 PM
This may seem a silly response, but are you sure that they are not cold noses?

Cold washing sometimes feels wet.

Also check that they are not doing what Flopsy loves doing and that is lying under a dripping water bottle and getting her nose wet.....and then rubbing on Mummy or Daddy's arm when they come to visit to give food and hugs!!

10-11-2004, 01:20 PM
hubby said he was going to "blow" the bunnies nose and when he wiped with a tissue, there was definately a wet patch.

If this is normal then I am seriously haing a bad day

10-11-2004, 01:28 PM
Call your vet and ask them.....they can't charge for a phone call and most vets worth their salt will give you some advice on the phone.

Rexy bexy
10-11-2004, 06:44 PM
r they indoor bunnies or outside bunnies??
some of mine find it too hot inside and then they have wet noses cause there too hot

10-11-2004, 07:36 PM
I agree with Bex - a wet nose is something I'd check for if I was wondering if a rabbit was suffering from the heat, e.g. on a long journey or in hot weather. Although rabbits can't sweat, they certainly do get wet around the nostrils when stressed or overheated.

The other thing I was thinking, could it be a chemical, air freshener, disinfectant, perfume, bedding, paint or anything you are using around them in the home or garden which is irritating their nose a little? Not everyone will sneeze when their nose is irritated - sometimes the nose just runs mildly.

I would not worry about it unless you notice sneezing as well, or it's an actual discharge (i.e. actually running, rather rather than merely damp around the nostrils)... or gets thicker, is opaque, or anything other than clear.

11-11-2004, 06:00 PM
do they drink from bowls?
Mine had a green nose the other day and i wondered if it was snot.. then realised he was drinking out of a bowl and noseing some dried grass id got for him.