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Ive had my rabbit for about 2 months now, and he moved outside to the garage about 3 weeks ago, he gets lots of attention and is fairly chilled out and happy.
But ive found a short patch of hair behind his head/on his shoulder bone,it looks like someones just had a cheeky go with a razor at him lol. it doesnt look sore as i cant really see skin,just short hair,its still thick and soft,and he doesnt mind if i stroke it, ive checked him for fleas etc and he seems all clear, he's still happy and bouncing about so no worries there. Could it just be boredom and over grooming??
 

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Was he a baby when you got him or did you adopt him? It looks like it could be fur grown over a burn, that can often cause short fur
 

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i got him at 9 weeks old from pets at home.
when you stroke his fur it covers it really well, i only noticed because i was checking for fleas. i hope he hasnt been burned ! :(

Thanks for your reply
 

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Is he losing hair anywhere else? I had a rabbit that if someone picked him up by the scruff when he was shedding, (going through a heavy molt) he would end up looking just like your rabbit, a big bald spot in the same place. The weather is changing and my rabbits are molting right now.
 

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My cat has started molting, its like we have new carpets :rolleyes:, if he isnt molting it could also be a birth mark, if he has been with a pet shop for nine weeks I doubt he has been burnt... I cant guarantee it though
 

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Does he live with any other rabbits or is he your only one? It looks a lot like the bald patches my rabbits got from pulling each others fur out during bonding sessions (which they don't do anymore, thankfully!).
 

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he's a dwarf lop and nope its just him, i think its just a bit he's had a pick at, thanks for your help :)
 

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The first molt that Penelope had after we got here was awful. She had a large bald spot on her back near her tail. I think it was the stress from being at the SPCA for so long then I had her spayed so her hormones were changing and then spring kicked in. I was worried she would molt like that every year but thankfully she hasn't.
Just check and make sure there are no white crusties on the bald spot. My Tabby started getting bald spots and there was this white crusty stuff on her skin. It was a mite that buns can get. No need to worry if it is this mite. A few shots a week apart and they clear right up. And they are not at all expensive.
 

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ahhh he's got one on the other side now....and its got like a small bloodt stain on his skin..ahh vet time me thinks !!!
 

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hey, i took him to the vets today. he's got mites, luckily becuase it was noticed early he only needs 3 weeks treatment. she thinks he may of got it from dust mites that are just generally round about the house. £30 a week though per injection....ouuchh! oh well he's worth it. thanks for all your help
 

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He is definitely worth it!
It was not that expensive here. They only charged me an office visit the first time and then just for the shots after that - then again Tabby was there 3 to 4 times a month typically. So maybe they felt bad for me.
Just wondering - did your vet say that it was not contagious (sp?) to you or other pets?
 

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she said its not contagious to humans, but can be to other pets, he lives on his own anyway. so its good to know i cant get them so i can still play with him, :)
 
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