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HELP!! My bunny is shedding to much fur??

Post Number:#1  Unread postby Jackiibunny » Sat Apr 30, 2016 4:34 pm


I have a female rabbit who is little over 2 years old. I got her in November of 2014, & she has had 3 litters (all unexpected) we kept 2 rabbits from the litters which are both female as well. Lately I have noticed mama losing more fur than she normally goes. She is a thick haired, all white rabbit, with some black circles around her eye. The only reason I've noticed is her fur is very very thin when I pet her & when I look at her, her whole body seems more pink (like her skin is showing through). Also, her fur around her tail & feel is much much more thicker than the rest of her body. The best way to describe it is it looks like a turtle shell of hair loss. The 3 rabbits all sleep in one cage (a good size of I've bought from petco) & they do sometimes hump each other & pull fur, but the babies (who are a little over a year old) don't have nearly as much hair loss. Is this a problem caused by an over crowded cage? Or is this normal when she sheds? I've just never seen her shed this much.

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Re: HELP!! My bunny is shedding to much fur??

Post Number:#2  Unread postby ladysown » Mon May 02, 2016 12:48 pm


She is most likely the bottom of the pack Rabbit. I would pull her out. Give her solitary digs where she isn't picked on.
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Re: HELP!! My bunny is shedding to much fur??

Post Number:#3  Unread postby FourRingCircus » Mon May 02, 2016 1:19 pm


Either that or there are some fur mites... I had one that came in with them and it started around the shoulders, just behind the neck, and started spreading.
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