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    I have just bought a rabbit today (8 weeks old) as a companion to my other rabbit. I have noticed that when she is still here head is moving slowly from side to side constantly. Is there anything wrong with her ? She seems happy and is feeding well ?

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    is she a pink eyed white?

    i have had some bunnies that do tend to sway from side to side.
    she may have a problem, or it could just be she has bad eye sight. one bunny i have had used to sway but that was because she had an ulcer on her eye. i have had quite a few pink eyed whites that do this.

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    I've also found that some of the sables do it.

    But that could be cos of the red eye colour as well.
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    My white rex lilac has pink eyes she does it,my red eyed gerbils do it too

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    i heard pink/ red eyed animals are partially blind so that could be why!

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    Yeah, my pink eyed white mouse does that too! We call it "tracing". We think it looks cute! He does it when he sees movement outside his cage, we think it might help him judge distance.

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    its cause rews (red eyed whites) find it ard to focus so sway so they can focus better
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    you certainly know your stuff rexy bexy

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    It may be grease in his ear. Grease/wax as in dirt generated by daily exposure to air. No difference than the grease/wax in human ear.

    Why not clean them? You should clean them in anyway, regardless whether this is the issue.

    Use cotton swab dipped w/ baby oil, and clean his ear. YOu may have to feel the inner earlobe with your baby finger for the first time to get a feeling of the ear structure.

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    I don't think an 8 week old bunny would have a lot of grease build up in his ears - I'd go with the red eyesight theory

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