Bunny Boy advice!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by whittychick, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My bunny's fur is clumping and is shedding like a beast! Winter coat coming in already? Seems a little early!
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  2. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No comments?? Disappointed
     
  4. blkjak

    blkjak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My rabbits have started getting their winter coats but I live in Manitoba. It is getting close to 0 at night here.
     
  5. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    I've been seeing geese migrating since the beginning of august, which is earlier than usual in this area of New York. Our trees are also just starting to turn. I fear a bad, early winter!
     
  6. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    IME, rabbits usually shed during the summer months. Dramatic shifts in temperature or apparent day length can also trigger a molt; rabbits that spend some time indoors can get really confused about what time of year it is. Some rabbit seem to be almost constantly molting; this can be genetic, and it is something that breeders try to breed away from.
     
  7. daneblackburn

    daneblackburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one shedding now as well
     
  8. CoolClucker

    CoolClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally normal. My Holland lop boy is molting really bad. I just brushed him out today and there was enough fluff to make a pile as big as him! Make sure to brush him b/c if he ingests too much hair he can get stasis from it. Look for poo that looks like string of pearls, that's hair in his poo. A sign he needs more brushing. And lots of hay as usual to help him digestively. [​IMG]
     
  9. whittychick

    whittychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you thank you everyone!!!! Glad to know it's normal! I've been brushing and giving lots of hay!! All of my animals are shedding/molting right now it's awful!!!!
     

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