Rabbits, like most mammals, may also get hiccups. Hiccups are a spasm of the diaphragm muscle and should usually go away on their own in a few minutes. However, if your rabbit has regular hiccups for extended periods of time that hamper normal behavior, it can be a sign of an underlying respiratory issue and should be examined by a rabbit-savvy veterinarian.
- Very quick and constant mild shaking of the head up and down.
They may often be confused with seizures.
Hiccups often occur after a rabbit has been eating or drinking quickly.
If the hiccups go on for an extended period of time, it could be a sign of trapped gas or liquids in the lungs and should be seen by a rabbit-savvy veterinarian.
- u/ColCancerman. (2021). Tonight Simba lost his battle with the hiccups. RIP Little one, you will be missed forever ❤️ (RIP)