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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > DIET & CARE > patches with molting?
Last Post by Kokaneeandkahlua at 8/29/2012 3:10 PM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline chickennugget
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8/28/2012 9:53 PM

oops added pic first... so my question is, does the fur pattern change with shedding or molting? My bun's fur was even and just salt and pepper (chinchila?).. then last week or so started getting these dark lines you see on his back... and the fur color is changing in those little patches. if you look closely there is black and white in some spots.. and brown and back in others. Not sure yet if this is a bad molting or just a mild one.. he is only 11 weeks old. This is the first time I've actually noticed fur on my clothing after cuddles, and its pretty bad. Just curious if this change in color and pattern is because he is still growing.. or if this is normal with molting? love him to pieces and will always think he is beautiful.. but i dont like these patches lol


User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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8/28/2012 11:04 PM
It will even out, it happens to my buns too My Squirrel looks like that right now in fact. His fur always ends up his normal color, even if it looks weird during his shed

User is Offline chickennugget
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8/28/2012 11:17 PM
whew!!! thank you so much!! I was just sending an email to the lady I got him from since she asked for me to keep in touch-- she is a breeder but she loves her babies!.. anyway I was finding pictures to send her and I'm looking at the progression of these patches.. really only this last 8 days it's been noticable. But I started staring at the pics from 2 weeks ago and then looking down at him.. getting sad lol.. but im so glad to hear it should go back to normal. I had black bun as a child and i guess i never saw him molt..or black hides the color changes? anyway.. thank you!!

User is Offline TH004
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8/29/2012 11:32 AM
My buns is black and molts, leaving white looking patches. I call him patches during his molting times. It's just so fitting.

User is Offline chickennugget
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8/29/2012 11:36 AM
so glad this is a normal part of molting and not his coat changing!!

User is Offline chickennugget
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8/29/2012 12:22 PM
They molt a few times a year? Does the fur do this every time? or does this mean this is one of the heavier molts?

User is Offline chickennugget
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8/29/2012 12:22 PM
They molt a few times a year? Does the fur do this every time? or does this mean this is one of the heavier molts?

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
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8/29/2012 3:10 PM
Oh yes, they look so weird when molting. Rupert looks like an aging homeless wino bunny when he's molting. It's rather embarrassing for Kahlua to be seen with him during his molts
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