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Forum DIET & CARE I over groomed my rabbit…might have created a blad spot?

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    • lovethebuns
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        Hi everyone,

        I was pulling my bun’s fur while grooming when I noticed a bald spot! I was pulling so much out and it did not look like the normal top fur (I guess it was the undercoat?).  I  then felt a bald area. Location of spot is his right bottom side, above his foot near his tail, where he tends to groom a lot. Skin looked normal though. You can’t see the bald spot, just when you lift up some fur in that area. I feel terrible!

        Will his fur grow back? How do you know when a rabbit needs a good grooming? I have read brushing should be every once every 1-2 weeks, but what if you do not see tufts or the furminator is not taking out much out when you brush?

        Thanks!


      • Bam
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          It will grow out again! It might take a while if you actually accidentally did pull out “live” hair, but it will still grow out.

          If you try and brush your bun every 1-2 weeks, you’ll notice if there is loose fur or not. If there isnt, just comb/brush through it briefly, pet and reward your bun to make the experience nice. Then wait another week or so. If fur is starting to come off, you can wait 1-2 days until next brushing/combing. Not all buns need very frequent brushing.

          Lionheads and teddies and other long-hairs can need brushing ever day, to prevent tangling and knotting. I find normal haired buns need brushing a lot less often.

          Regarding bald patches: some buns get bald patches spontaneously during a shed. On my rex girl it tends to first happen on her forehead. It looks very silly, but its perfectly normal.

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