Flystrike is a painful and sometimes fatal condition caused by flies laying their eggs on another animal. These hatch into maggots which eat the flesh of their ‘hosts’.
Rabbits are the most susceptible – keeping your rabbit clean and dry is the main way to help prevent them from developing flystrike. Monitor your rabbits urination by checking for damp fur regularly. Any incontinence will lead to urine soiling of the fur and will attract flies.