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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Eating patches of hair???!!!
Last Post by KOKKINIKLOSTI at 1/08/2007 7:24 AM (5 Replies)
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User is Offline saya836
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12/22/2006 11:58 PM
I was brushing Kyuubi today and i fould 2 of what i thought were bald spots on him.  When i took a closer look it looked like they were cut off or bitten off because there were short little patches of hair left.  I have no idea what to do about these patches? Oh and i looked as his little poops and saw little hairs in them and 2 were actually strung together by a piece of hair.  Often times i see him grooming himself in that area. However, I'm not for sure that he's the one bitting off his hair but its the only possiblity i can think of. 

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User is Offline BB
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12/23/2006 10:25 AM

What is looks like to me is brand new hair growing in.   That is exactly what Bailey looks like when she molts.    She'll get bald spots, and short hair patches.  I know it looks cut -  you're bunny's hair is like my Bailey's -  when the hair is fully grown out it is much flufflier than the tight short (cut look) type of hair that is starting from scratch.

Regarding the poops, because he is ingesting more hair (from normal grooming during a molt), some can get strung together and come out like that in poops.  Right now as long as you only saw a couple and the rest of his poops are fine and he's drinking and pooping normally, then just watch.  Be sure to groom him (once a day if he's really molting, otherwise a few times a week, until his molting has stopped)

It's important that a bunnies diet is high in fiber to keep the digestive tract moving the hair through.  So  be sure he's getting enough hay, and is hydrated (wet his greens), and cut back on carbs and sugar treats during this time.

If you start seeing more of the strung together poops, and you see less of the regular ones, and or the regular ones become smaller, then it could become serious, and you would want to call a vet to check him out.

Keep us updated!

 

 




User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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12/29/2006 4:09 PM

Does Kyuubi have a partner? My bonded buns were having a little problem with the boy licking off the girl's fur in some patches...I posted about it under the topic name "barbaring" in case you think that is what it could be. 




User is Offline saya836
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1/06/2007 6:41 PM
Can he be sick? I pet him and a lot of hair comes out. Not really sure what is going on. Any Ideas? Thanks for the help.



User is Offline BB
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1/07/2007 8:45 PM

Why couldn't it be normal motling? Sounds like he's just molting  Bunnies do this four times a year, two of which are heavy, and the other two rather light.




User is Offline KOKKINIKLOSTI
Levadeia, Greece
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1/08/2007 7:24 AM
As long as he acts normally, this shows that he is just molting! As BinkyBunny said, just keep a close eye on him! Also, grooming him with a pet brush and pulling the loose hair with your hand will definately help!


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