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    Giulia&Bunnies
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    I got Fiona (Fifi) 6 weeks ago, she was born on the 14 December 2018 (so she’s about 3.5 months now). She’s always had very thin hair on the back of her neck (I can see the skin) since I got her, and now that her ears have loped (she’s a mini lop) I can also see very think hair (almost bold really) on top of her head where the ears start. The hair on top of the ear on one side is thinner than the other side but it could be because one of her ears took a few more weeks to lop (so she had one ear up and the other one down for about a month). So the thin hair / bold skin is not fully symmetrical. 

    Also she’s lilac otter, so it’s normal that the colour of her fur is lighter on the back of her neck I think, but it wouldn’t explain the thin hair.

    Otherwise she’s behaving normal, eating and drinking (a lot!) pooing and peeing (a lot!).

    Is this normal for baby bunnies her age and will it ever grow? Or could it be mites? I’ve attached a few pictures, please share opinions! Thanks!! 


    #1894962

    Kiki
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    My lop was bald ish back there for a long time. She’s about 7 months now. I’d say she filled in totally around 5 ish months. I think it’s just a thing until they get bigger


    #1894963

    LBJ10
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    It isn’t unusual for young bunnies to have thin hair on the back of the neck. It will probably fill in as she gets older. The hair will still be fine, but you will see less skin.


    #1894965

    lovebunny
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    I have a 8 week old lionhead who’s ears did the same thing. They have both been loped for the last few days. I am starting to think they will stay that way now it’s so cute. But she has thin hair in the same spot so I am glad you asked this question. And I am glad to see that it is normal. We are going to the vet for a check up soon but as a first timer I worry about every little thing lol


    #1894972

    My mini lop Eeyore is over a year old and still has very fine fur on his neck. I can see his skin through it. I have never worried about it.


    #1895020

    Giulia&Bunnies
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    Great, thank you all for the responses!! 🙂


    #1895103

    kurottabun
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    I think most rabbits have thinner fur at the back of their necks, but it’s more obvious in lops because the weight of their ears “pull” the skin down on each side and hence it parts the fur more.


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