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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > THE LOUNGE > Now I know I'm crazy...
Last Post by LoveThemBunnies at 10/10/2012 9:12 AM (38 Replies)
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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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10/04/2012 11:29 AM
Hmmm...It happened in late May early June. So it was right around 6 months. =p I was pretty upset though because I had left for a trip to visit my father in Cali and Skipper was just in the middle of her massive shed. When I got back she was done. I had really badly wanted to document the change. (Haha obsessive bun parent here. ;P) We had joked with my bf's mom (she had watched Skipper while we were gone) that she had accidentally killed her and got us a new one. But there was no mistaking that queenly attitude of her's so there was no way that she had replaced silly rascal. =]

Haha. Thanks LPT! =] Let me tell you I feel in love with Skipper the minute I saw her with her silly floppy ears and big feet.

User is Offline LoveThemBunnies
Portland, OR
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10/04/2012 6:11 PM
I wonder if it was the time of year or age?? I would be upset too if I missed getting to watch it happen. That’s funny that she looked so different you could think she was a different bunny.

Kim

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/05/2012 5:51 AM
My buns haven't gone through any big molts yet -- I wonder if they'll ever really change at all....All the adults look exactly like them already... lol. I don't think Tans ever really change much. But when our chocolate Tan was going through a pretty big shedding he looked black a lot of the time. We kept mixing him up for the other black Tans (thank God (?) they all came with tattoos in their ears or we'd have them all sorts of mixed up!)
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User is Offline LoveThemBunnies
Portland, OR
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10/05/2012 7:04 AM
The girl I got Cocoa from must be somewhat new to bunnies because he was/is shedding and is new coat is darker. But she didn't know what (or why) was going on, lol. After reading up on bunnies I figured he was/is just "molting" and his new coat is darker.

Kim

User is Offline Malp_15
British Columbia, Canada
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10/05/2012 9:57 AM
Tait didn't go through his first MOLT until he was about 9 months... and man was that god awful :|

Actually wait... Nate's first molt was the worst I think maybe ever... like guiness book of world records It was post neuter, post new home, post proper diet, post being sick at 3 yrs old, so he almost went bald for a while. I FILLED a 2' x 2' x 2' box with his hair, like actually squishing it in by the end.

User is Offline LoveThemBunnies
Portland, OR
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10/05/2012 10:15 AM
Nates FIRST molt he was over 3 yrs old? And Tait was 9 months, so it seems age makes no difference. ??

Kim

User is Offline Malp_15
British Columbia, Canada
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10/05/2012 11:09 AM
Sorry I should have clarified. Nate was abandoned at 3 yrs old, very sick, and obviously having never been fed hay or veggies before. So once he was healthy, neutered, and on a proper diet he shedded out all of his coarse hair and got a new silky coat. So it was his first molt with me.

Usually though the first molt happens between 7 months and 1 year and it is usually the worst one they will ever have. But of course this is not a rule.

User is Offline LoveThemBunnies
Portland, OR
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10/05/2012 11:33 AM
Thank you for the clarification and the info. I was getting so confused I was about to do a google search Poor Nate, sounds like you're the best thing that happened to him.

Kim

User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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10/05/2012 11:40 AM
I'm late but-SQUEEEE!!! Look at those little itty bitty ears!!! oh my goodness-cute!
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User is Offline LoveThemBunnies
Portland, OR
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10/05/2012 11:45 AM
Thanks for the laugh Kokaneeandkahlua! He really is opening up now and is such a little doll.

Kim

User is Offline NikitaSue20
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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10/06/2012 10:49 AM
My thumper hasn't gone through his molt yet but Oreo already did at 5 months old and she didn't change but she is already black so idk what she would have changed to lol. Its so funny though cause her babies have more traditional dutch coats so i hope they don't change.

User is Offline LoveThemBunnies
Portland, OR
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10/06/2012 11:44 AM
I don't see why they would. It's not the actual markings that change, it's lighter coloring getting darker. )

Kim

User is Offline Murasaki
Kanagawa, Japan
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10/08/2012 12:14 AM
Soooo Cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ..... I think I need to get Yuki chan a friend ... 1 Netheland Dwarf is not enough ...




Christ I have become a BUNNY PERSON!

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/08/2012 3:45 AM
Murasaki -- that seems to happen to us all!  I started with one -- and now I have THREE Tans...   Addicting little creatures, I must say!
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User is Offline NikitaSue20
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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10/08/2012 6:22 AM
Very Addicting! I'm having trouble bringing myself to give up the four little ones. I wanna keep them but then I would have six bunnies. I was thinking of keeping one but that still means three and Oreo and Thumper are so much work as it is. I spend at least and Hr a day just cleaning the cage and taking care of them.

User is Offline tanlover14
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10/08/2012 6:26 AM
I know what you mean -- before my 3 were bonded I was OVERLOADED with work... Overloaded. Between bonding them and cleaning 3 cages and giving all 3 play time at different times on top of the bonding sessions... Oh man...
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User is Offline LoveThemBunnies
Portland, OR
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10/08/2012 8:34 PM
I REALLY hope at least two, better yet all three, bond. I know it will make life a lot easier.

Kim

User is Offline zoologist
Orlando, Fl
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10/09/2012 1:51 PM
I know what you mean about the name just popping into your head and it feeling right! All of my pets have been like that except for my turtle (which I named wayyyy before I got her). In fact, for Finn, I just woke up, walked out of the bedroom, peeked my head into the living room and saw him sitting in his cage, walked into the bathroom to brush my teeth and then "FINN." popped into my head all loud and stuff. From then on it was Finn! Same thing with Tofu, Kiwi Kat, and Fiji (my snail). I wasn't allowed to rename my hedgehog

Anyway! Carmel is adorable and I can't wait to see him grow up
-Jessy

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User is Offline LoveThemBunnies
Portland, OR
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10/10/2012 9:12 AM
Thank you zoologist, I think he's adorable too.

Kim
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