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Help! My baby rabbit is losing her fur!

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by BertyAndBiscuit, Aug 2, 2019.


  1. BertyAndBiscuit

    BertyAndBiscuit PetForums Newbie

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    I've had my rabbits for about 4 weeks and they're around 4 months old, they have had all there vaccinations and such and had there last set a week ago. I started to notice clumps of fur in the cage with what looks like dead/dry skin on it. I knew exactly which rabbit it belonged too because they're both different colours. I checked her over and noticed what looks like dandruff and slightly bald spots (I will try to attach a photo) could this be anything serious? Does she need to go back to the vet? Is there anything I can try before hand? Help!
     

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    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    I’d get them checked by a vet.
     
  3. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Member

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    Are they neutered?

    Also it could just be them loosing their spring coat and growing a thinner coat
     
  4. BertyAndBiscuit

    BertyAndBiscuit PetForums Newbie

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    No not yet, they're booked in, but the vets won't do it till they're 5-6 months.
    I hope so
     
  5. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Member

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    maybe they are fighting and pulling each others fur out. un nutered buns, of any gender should NOT be together
     
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    Could it be a parasitic infection/reaction?
     
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  7. BertyAndBiscuit

    BertyAndBiscuit PetForums Newbie

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    This is incorrect, buns can be together before they're neutered, neutering is optional. Buns are social animals and it was recommended to us to get a pair.
     
  8. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Member

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    No, it isn’t in neutered males are aggressive and focused on reproducing. They will neuter each other and are focused on dominance. They should NOT BE TOGETHER
     
  9. BertyAndBiscuit

    BertyAndBiscuit PetForums Newbie

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    If you read my first post you would know they're girls. I trust the opinion of my vet when it comes to neutering as she specialises in rabbits.
     
  10. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Member

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    Girls shouldn’t be together before spaying either it’s the same issue with aggression and dominance, and most vets aren’t experts in rabbits, just cats and dogs
     
  11. BertyAndBiscuit

    BertyAndBiscuit PetForums Newbie

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    My vet is specifically for small pets, and my vet specializes in rabbits. I respect your opinion but if my vet said it's fine for them to be together, she also said the main reason to get female rabbits neutered is to reduce the chances of them getting specific types of cancer. Female rabbits can pull there own fur out when they go through rabbit puberty but it's unlikely that my rabbits re fighting, they're sisters and have been together since birth, they are also still babies.
     
  12. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Member

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    Okay, but when they hit puberty they are going to become very horny and want to fight for space to build nests, even if they aren’t pregnant or never met a male they are going to fight and scramble to protect their nests and den
     
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