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Does a rabbit's tail grow back once it is cut?my rabbit's tail was cut by another...

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jannats-singh | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 21, 2010 at 4:58 PM via web

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Does a rabbit's tail grow back once it is cut?

my rabbit's tail was cut by another rabbit,i guess...

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mkcapen1 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted February 21, 2010 at 7:29 PM (Answer #1)

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Generally speaking, no a rabbit's tail does not grow back.  I don't know how badly cut the tail injury is but treat it with some anti-biotic cream so that it won't become infected.   We have raised many little and big rabbits (They do populate quickly) and that is how I would treat the wound.

I had a rabbit once that had severed his tail on some barbed wire.  It was a wild rabbit that had been brought to me for rehabilitation.  The tail never grew back but it did not really seem to affect the fellows personality or survival. 

 

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