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Old 01-12-2009, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
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Bunny's fur is falling out with "dandruff".

Hello everybody,

We have just noticed that our rabbit Mitsy has a small amount of fur that falls out with no effort (i.e when being petted). Upon closer inspection, this fallen fur appeared to have dandruff on it. We then parted his fur to find this: (sorry for grossness)



This is going all along his back and no where else, could this be Cheyletiellosis?

A random pic of Mitsy:


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Old 01-12-2009, 05:39 PM
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It could well be.......Have you checked her over for mites? I have never experienced this with any of my bunnies so i dont really know for sure! xx

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Old 01-12-2009, 05:42 PM
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it kind of looks like flea dander

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Old 01-12-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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i'd hit the vet
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Don't hit the vet!!!

You should go to the vet and ask nicely... hehe. seriously.

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Old 01-12-2009, 08:28 PM
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looks like she's outside?? yeah, could be fleas or mites. dandruff is white, thats bug dirt!
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:33 PM
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Yes, I agree that a trip to the vet is in need.
When I read the title I thought it was mites but after seeing it I am wondering if it's fleas.
Either way a vet is needed. With bunnies you cannot just use anything for fleas. You have to be very careful and can only use certain products. If it's mites the bun may need shots - don't worry they are not very expensive and they clear the mites up quickly. I think they are given a week apart.
Take him in as quickly as possible because mites (and fleas) only get worse.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:43 AM
 
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gee, kendalle, dear... i wonder if that's why my vet told me not to come back? so they don't like being hit ? ;-) i should have said "i'd take my bunny to the vet" snicker. but seriously, I think a little Ivermectin may be needed.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:20 AM
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Im at school so I cant see the picture, but if it is Cheyletiellosis I'd be careful when touching the bun. I just read the wikipedia article on it and its said it's highly contagious-- humans can get it too! I'm sure you're going to the vet, so good luck and keep us updated of course.


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Old 01-17-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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Hi all,

I just joined this forum and noticed this thread. Was wondering how the bunny is doing now? I took a look at the picture and to me, it does look like fur mites, especially if the fur is falling out and has 'dandruff' mixed throughout. I dealt with fur mites in my two rabbits a couple of years ago; went the vet and got meds to treat them (can't recall now if it was Ivermectin or Selamectin). The treatment cleared up the problem very quickly.

Oh, and as Maramalade mentioned, yes...the mites can affect humans. My old vet (no longer my vet, btw) swore up and down that fur mites can't bother humans, but I was getting red welts all over my stomach and some on my arms...didn't realize what was biting me until my rabbits were properly diagnosed. Once their fur mites were gone, the bites disappeared from my skin as well. I *think* the mites came in on some hay I'd purchased from a local feed store. Got rid of the hay, cleansed all bedding, treated the bunnies, and problem was solved. :o)
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gee, kendalle, dear... i wonder if that's why my vet told me not to come back? so they don't like being hit ? ;-) i should have said "i'd take my bunny to the vet" snicker. but seriously, I think a little Ivermectin may be needed.
haha sorry... i was drunk off of little sleep. that wasn't really an appropriate post of me.. sorry.

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