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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Normal shedding?

Tonight I decided to try and de-fur Penelope. I don't have a good bunny brush so I have been just roughing up their fur and gently pulling on it.
Well...now she almost has a bald spot on her head. She just let me pet her and pull the hair off of her. Do you guys think that this is normal? It seemed like a lot of hair came off of her.
I gave her papaya tabs.
I did the same thing to Ophelia and not much came off of her.

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Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
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Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-10-2007, 09:13 PM
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It's probably normal...some rabbits are heavy shedders. Or another rabbit could have been grooming her a lot there?

I wouldn't worry too much...just keep an eye on it .




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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 12:06 AM
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My rex gets bald spots sometimes. Especially this time of year, but his hair always comes back. My silver mix never gets bald spots. My rex seems to molt, while my silver sheds normally, like a dog. I think a lot depends on the type of rabbits you have. Are your rabbits two different breeds?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 12:08 AM
 
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I have some heavy shedders also, adn yes some get funny bald spots.
As long as the skin underneith looks normal (not red or puffy) then it's a regular shed.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-2007, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Oh good. Sasami - it's definitely not another bunny grooming her. It would be more likely that it was Ophelia pulling her hair out.
Penelope is the one loosing chunks of hair. She is a dwarf. The other two are "just bunnies" according to the vet. They are probably about 4-5 pounds and spotted with straight ears.
I was picking at her again today and was able to get more hair off of her. I didn't do it for long because I had to go out and didn't want to be covered in fur.

mommy to
Tyler - kitty
Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
8 fishes - RIP Little Guy and Greta
and Tabatha - October 11, 2006 - rest in peace our sweet angel bunny
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2007, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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I have been plucking her every night. Her tush is pretty bald. The skin still looks normal and there is what appears to be new hair growing back. I feel so badly for her!

mommy to
Tyler - kitty
Oscar - water turtle
Bean - kitty
Frankie - dachshund
Belle - dachshund
Oliver - bunny
Ophelia - bunny
Penelope - bunny
Teddy - bunny -ok I have given up on 4 of a kind and am willing to settle for 2 pairs.
8 fishes - RIP Little Guy and Greta
and Tabatha - October 11, 2006 - rest in peace our sweet angel bunny
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