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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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excessive shedding, enough is enough.

Turbo's head started sheading like crazy! so of course, i brush all of the excess fur out. this was about two weeks ago...to this day, he still will shed if i brush it. His mid back area is shedding the same way his head does. Call me crazy, i thought they were supposed to shed during the summer and grow thicker coats during the winter?

anything this could be caused by? skin irritation or something?

is this normal?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-21-2009, 04:01 PM
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Sounds like he's molting, they do that. My little guy seemed to be in a constant revolving state of molt. Different parts of his body at diff times. He was always shedding.

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yeah, turbo has managed to get what looks like a dar spot on his back because all of the lighter hair came out ... as long as he isn't in any danger, it'll be fine. you know, now that you mention it ... his head isn't so bad compared to that one spot on his back...

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Sounds like he's molting. Acacia molts about 2-3 times in the year.Its especially terrible in the summer! But yea, just make sure he gets some kittie lick stick. Its flavored like molasses so bunnies love it and basically it prevents hairballs in cats, in bunnies it keeps things moving during the molt! Turbo is how old now?
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Sounds like he's molting. Acacia molts about 2-3 times in the year.Its especially terrible in the summer! But yea, just make sure he gets some kittie lick stick. Its flavored like molasses so bunnies love it and basically it prevents hairballs in cats, in bunnies it keeps things moving during the molt! Turbo is how old now?
10 months, his ticker is up to date.

where do i find this kittie lick stick?
anywhere locally or do i order it online?

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I actually wouldn't feed anything like that, so much sugar seems unhealthy. You can find sugar-free dried papaya at health food stores and some pet stores, that's a healthier option that'll have the same effect .




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I actually wouldn't feed anything like that, so much sugar seems unhealthy. You can find sugar-free dried papaya at health food stores and some pet stores, that's a healthier option that'll have the same effect .
sugar free dried papaya...hmm
seems legit.
knowing turbo though, hes not going to eat it unless its sweet...
maybe i can rub a little banana on it or something ...

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Haha, well, my rabbits all love it! It's sweet, just without added sugar. If he won't touch it, maybe try getting a low sugar variety instead .




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i'll give it a try.

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Well theres no sugar in it. But in any case, I tried papaya but they wont touch it, since Turbo is all young and easily influenced- convince him he likes it!
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Well theres no sugar in it. But in any case, I tried papaya but they wont touch it, since Turbo is all young and easily influenced- convince him he likes it!
he's like a child. i can annoy him until he eats it just to shut me up. he's verrrryyy smart.
he's very umm picky when it comes to foods though. if i recall correctly, he ate some dried papaya out of a trail mix bag. he eats nuts, fruit, basically anything out of a trail mix bag...with out the m&m's of course no chocolate for my chocolate bunny

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The nuts aren't a great idea for bunnies, but the dried fruit without sugar is a good treat.

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The nuts aren't a great idea for bunnies, but the dried fruit without sugar is a good treat.
yeah, i heard nuts aren't great for them. just wanted to confirim my theory. i'll get him some dried papaya my next trip to smoothie king

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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-28-2009, 04:58 AM
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I would opt for the Oxbow Papaya tablets.

They are called... Papaya Fruit Plus Tablets. Comes in a bottle with 90 tablets.
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Also do you use a Furminator? If a rubber brush isn't getting all the hair off, you might want to get a Furminator. I believe it is the purple one that works on bunny fur.
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