In the Brooder
- Aug 26, 2011
We are looking after a rabbit for some friends until they get their new house with a garden for it. The rabbit has previously had myxomatosis a while ago but (obviously!) survived. At the moment, it is running around the run and generally going a bit mad at night - we can hear him banging away from inside the house! The rabbit has also got a huge patch of missing fur (there's a shorter coat under where he's 'molting', he's not totally bald and we can't see his skin or anything). When I brushed him, huge clumps of fur are just falling out in my hands and on the brush. Is it normal for rabbits to molt? Sorry if i'm being silly here, i've never had a rabbit like this one before. When he first arrived at ours, he came with a guinea pig in the same cage, which he kept trying to mate with. The poor guinea pig was getting so traumatised we moved her in with our guinea pigs, where she has been for the past couple of months and is getting on really well with the others.