Lapis ISSN 2398-2969

Electrical burn injury Owner Factsheet

Contributor(s): Claire Speight, Emma Purnell

Electrocution and associated burns are more common in rabbits than other pets kept within the household environment. This is due to the rabbit’s natural desire to chew on anything, wires included. Electrocution can prove dangerous and even fatal in some circumstances.

What are the hazards to my rabbit?

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How will I know if my rabbit has chewed through a wire?

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What should I do?

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Can it be prevented?

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Do most rabbits recover?

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