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I had a similar situation except that it was my boy bunny overgrooming my girl bunny. The two things that worked the best for helping the situation was:
1) Seagrass mats: My little boy became more fixated on pulling the pieces of the seagrass mats apart than the overgrooming
2) Giving a fixed schedule: The vet told me this can happen when the bunny feels unsettled, or nervous. There had been some changes in the house (new foster bunny) and Kramer was probably feeling a little unsettled, so for a few weeks, I fed him at the exact same time every day, played with him for an extended amount of time, but at the same time every day, and sat and petted him for a period of time at the same time every day.
After a few weeks of these two things the excessive grooming stopped!
MooBunnay - thanks for the reply. Well Baby already has the grass mat with another order in transit to my house as we speak (Love Binky Bunny toys and treats!).
The patch got much worse over the weekend -I would say it increased by 25% each night over the weekend. And so, the worried BunnyMama I am, I took her to the vet today. He was unsure as to whether it was an overgrooming issue or a fungal infection. So he is treating her with 2 doses of Ivermectin (one today and another in two weeks).
She has a firm schedule but she is a nervous bunny and since we work she is home bor 3.5 hours in the morning - we come home for lunch and then alone again for another 4 hours in the afternoon.
I leave the radio on for her - news radio very faint in sounc--- she is well informed if nothing else.
I try petting her every night before I go to bed and sometimes it works and sometime she could care a less. I know she want's to be petted if she follows me or circles my feet. I love petting her tho -----she can be a sweetheart.
I'll keep you posted on her. Thanks much!