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Head tilt

Clapis

Synonym(s): Torticollis


Head tilt

Head tilt, also called torticollis, is the rotation of the head of the rabbit sideway. In mild cases, it may not be obvious to notice. In severe cases, the head tilt can also be downwards. Head tilt can be due to a variety of reasons and whilst the underlying cause needs addressing, the rabbit will also require medical and supportive treatment. If your rabbit develops head tilt, contact your veterinarian straight away.

Head tilt caused by otitis media ©David Williams

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