A reader just contacted us about three baby bunnies she is caring for. She said these bunnies all have a strange “worm/larvae/parasite’ with black tails and white heads. She hopes we can help with the situation.
The photo she sent shows three distinct worms in sitting water. The worms are very small and are half black and half white. We have never seen anything quite like them:
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There are several worms/parasites that a rabbit might be infected with. Since our reader can physically see these worms, they are probably not internal. However, we don’t know if she is spotting these worms coming from the rear end of the bunnies or living in their fur, or the exact sizing of these worms. We also don’t know if these rabbits have any possible cuts or infections that would be associated with maggots (although these worms don’t look like maggots).
We suggest that our reader take her bunnies to a veterinary professional. Although we would like to offer comfort and health to our reader and her pets, we aren’t professionals and aren’t qualified to offer a diagnosis or a treatment plan.
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To sum up, a concerned reader asked us to weigh in on the discovery of worms that her bunnies have. We recommend she visit a vet who can properly provide a treatment plan for her pets.