With flies being prominent in the warmer and humid season, unwell outside rabbits are at risk of flystrike. Flies are attracted to rabbits with urine scald, faecal scald, weepy eyes and discharging wounds. Flies lay their eggs on the soiled or wet fur and maggots hatch within 12 hours. Maggots can release a form of local anaesthetic numbing the area and thus cause a lot of tissue damage. The resulting wound and dermatitis can be very painful causing anorexia and gut stasis. Some cases of fly strike may be so severe that it is life- threatening. Rabbits with flystrike should be taken immediately to the vet, and sick rabbits should be kept inside and monitored closely.