molting or something else

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  1. kell

    kell Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if I sent this picture right, but it's a pic of my harlequin whose got small patches of fur gone from her face. I was wondering if it was some form of molting or something else like a rash.
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  2. nans31

    nans31 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see a photo showing up Kel. I have some rabbits with some fur missing above the nose and between the eye area. I watched as she had her face up to the cage next to her, and that rabbit was pulling the fur off her face! I sprayed some Lysol on my fingers and gently wiped that on the area, and it grew back, with no more problems. Nan
     

  3. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Another possibility is that the rabbit is literally rubbing the fur off on the feeder when eating. Check the feed hoppers for sharp edges. If none of the suggestions apply, check and treat for fur mites.

    Pat Lamar
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    Professional Rabbit Meat Association
    http://www.prma.org/
    Chairperson, 2005 ARBA Commercial Department Committee