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Rubbing fur off???

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Pheasant283 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:30 pm


Have a rex doe, that is about 1 yr old, about 3 weeks along. We have noticed that she is missing some fur underneath her chin/ kinda on her neck. You can see the skin, the area is about the size of a 50 cent piece. Can't really see any where in the cage where she appears to be rubbing it off. Any suggestions as to whats going on??

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Re: Rubbing fur off???

Post Number:#2  Unread postby Half Caper Farm » Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:55 am


When you say three weeks along, do you mean she's bred? If that's the case, then she's probably pulling fur to line a nest - she's just doing it a bit early. :D

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Post Number:#3  Unread postby Pheasant283 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:18 am


Yes she is 3 weeks bred. Well she dosn't have a nest box yet, & we haven't seen her pull any fur off. If she were we can't tell that she is putting it anywhere to make a nest or what not.

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Post Number:#4  Unread postby lyndseyrk » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:23 am


Rabbits rub their chins on things to mark territory. If they do this excessively, I'm sure it would wear the fur off. If it is just pink, clean skin, I wouldn't worry about it. Just keep an eye on it.
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Post Number:#5  Unread postby DevonW » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:25 am


Does she have a neighbour? Sometimes rabbits will pluck the fur off their neighbours if they're lying pressed up against the wire.
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