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Home Forums DIET & CARE Hair fell out in clumps (male bunny)

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    JoBunny123
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    I brushed him lots this morning to make him look presentable for his nail clipping at the vet’s. But when we were there he got really scared and big clumps of fur fell out and made a massive cloud. Has that happened to your bunnies before? He ignored me afterwards and refused to eat until I’d left the room but I’d say I’m almost forgiven now and he’s flopped on the floor looking quite content. I’m still in shock over how much fur there was though, probably about 3 days of thorough brushing came out in 5 seconds.


    #1892971
    Asriel and Bombur
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    Some bunnies can shed from stress. Bombur does it when we go to the vet because he’s been so often. Is he molting too by any chance?


    #1892976
    Azerane
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    Shedding fur is a very common stress response, happens in cats and dogs too. It’s not normally quite so bad as what it sounds like you’re describing, but would still be considered normal


    #1892979
    Bam
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    I agree with the others, stress shedding is a normal response to fear. Its rather practical if a predator is trying to catch you. The predator gets a mouth full of fur while the prey slips away ?


    #1892980
    Wick
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    I agree with a possible stress-shedding episode. Also, from my experience, I describe shedding as “fur releasing” sometimes, where the day prior, grooming did not get much fur out, but the following day, I would get a ton out because that’s when the fur decided to “release”. I think it’s common for rabbits’ fur to shed in cycles/patches like that, rather than being a constant stream of perpetual fur loss… though admittedly molts can last forever so it seems ever continuous!


    #1893013
    JoBunny123
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    Ok, good to know it’s a normal stress reaction. Poor little thing is still a bit stressed out though so I’ll spend the evening trying to gain his trust!


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