Q. My rabbit has one ear swollen shut and is feeling good at all. He is a house rabbit and roams freely inside using his litter box.

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A. if the ear is swollen shut it's probably an ear infection, this is usually caused by a bacteria named Pasteurella and needs to be treated with antibiotic for about 3 weeks . Take him to the vet the first chance you get. If he has swellings in other areas (testicles, eyes) and is not vaccinated, this might be Myxomatosis which is really bad news.

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