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Forum DIET & CARE How do I know if moult is over?

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    • TincanOwl
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        I’ve been brushing my little guys almost daily for a few weeks now but I’m still able to brush out fur. Is this normal? When might I be able to stop brushing them daily?


      • LBJ10
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          It depends on their fur type. Some bunnies will shed fur 365 days a year. And some bunnies will “blow their coat” all in one go a couple times per year. If your bunnies are in the couple of times per year category, then you should see the fur loss slowing down. It can take a few weeks though. Has it been steady? Or is the fur coming off in “chunks”?


          • TincanOwl
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              It’s not really chunks and no loose fur seems to be hanging off them but I feel like the butt off my dwarf is a little shabby lookingsometimes. He does have a very faint line along his body but nothing like the photos I’ve seen where a shedding bunny has a dramatic line with visibly longer fur on bottom and short on top.

              They’re a dwarf rabbit and a lionhead who’s been living indoors since the end of last summer when I adopted them. My main concerns are both overbrushing if they aren’t shedding anymore and them ingesting too much fur if they’re still moulting xP


          • LBJ10
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              I would say if you are brushing them and the fur isn’t readily coming off, then the shedding is slowing down. I wouldn’t worry about overgrooming unless you’re being aggressive with it.


              • TincanOwl
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                  Sorry, I forgot to check back here but thank you for the advice!! Much appreciated!


              • Wick & Fable
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                  Molts can lasts for several weeks to months. I honestly view it more as continuous waves rather than episodes of molting. There are weeks in a row where fur will release in varying quantities per day, and then there will be weeks in a row the coat is doing nothing. You just need to react appropriately.

                  The answers provided in this discussion are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Seek the advice of your veterinarian or a qualified behaviorist.


                • Wick & Fable
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                    Molts can lasts for several weeks to months. I honestly view it more as continuous waves rather than episodes of molting. There are weeks in a row where fur will release in varying quantities per day, and then there will be weeks in a row the coat is doing nothing. You just need to react appropriately.

                    The answers provided in this discussion are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Seek the advice of your veterinarian or a qualified behaviorist.

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