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    Default Rabbits with antenna 1 up, 1 down during young age, do they flop down older?

    so for rabbits whose antenna is 1 up and 1 down say at the age 1

    when they grow older, is it true both will flop down permanently?

    if so, is it a bad health sign? ie., the crown gets smaller and a tell tale sign of future dental problem?
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    Of the 3 baby bunnies I looked after, they started to lop around 6 weeks but would sometimes have one up one down until about 6 months when 2 went full lop. The one I kept was generally uppy eared, one ear went lop around 1 year old for a few months but now is back up!! Sometimes one can be slightly lower. They're all young and no dental problems at the moment

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    it was down and then back up? must be viagra

    for those people who have 50% lop? what should these be after they reach a mature age?

    and what 's the cause of flop down after a certain age?
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    Default Rabbits with antenna 1 up, 1 down during young age, do they flop down older?

    Smudge’s up ear sometimes flops but not very often. He’s nearly 11. I believe it can be a sign of an ear infection if it’s persistent.

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    It's down to genetics as to whether the ears are up, down or helicopter. Young buns ears can lop from being uppy, so with a mixed breed bun you may not know for a few months. There's nothing you can do about it - they are what they are.

    Sometimes if a mature bunny is feeling a bit off, the ears can change position, like a sign of discomfort. Large ears may also droop a little in really warm conditions, as they fill with more blood (so become heavier) to act as a radiator to keep bunny cool. So it is worth knowing what is usual for that bunny, and keeping an eye on them as an indicator of something else happening.

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