Rabbits eating one another's fur???????

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by poult, Feb 13, 2015.

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  1. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have two male rabbits both brothers & get along great! But one problem at first it was kinda cute because they would trim their fur like perfect but now they just keep eating their fur! They just chew on each other! My first thought was nutrition problems/teeth grinding so their food is a complete diet & I benefit it with straw/alfalfa.So I crossed out nutrition problems & gave them a block of wood to grind their teeth they used it but still are chewing off each other's fur! I don't know what could be missing in their diet they don't need a salt spool since the salt and minerals are in their rabbit food so what is causing this and how can I stop it?
     
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    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok awesome thanks! I don't think its a fiber problem since they eat straw & alfalfa often so I think it's boredom they are both in a hutch that's not very big so I will need to move them in a bigger hutch and get them toys.
     
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    Watermelon123 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    your welcome I know these things can e annoying.
     
  5. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes & I was just plain worried for their health!
     
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    Watermelon123 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I understand. I have lost many rabbits to bloat. My vet thinks it was because they are eating their own fur.
     
  7. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Uh oh that's bad I was holding my rabbit yesterday & the whole time he was chewing on the blanket I was holding him in he has like an obsession!
     
  8. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm very sorry for your loss :hugs
     
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    Watermelon123 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thank you Poult.
     
  10. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :)
     

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