What are the scabs on my rabbits face??

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by lucinda, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. lucinda

    lucinda New Member

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    Recently whilst looking after my rabbit I hhave noticed that he has some scabs on his cheeks on both sides, it can't be scabs from fighting cos he lives on his own - anyone got any ideas??
     
  2. kathy H

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    Is his nose snotty which would cause him to scratch at his face? Is there a rabbit in cage next to him that he could be rubbing on and sticking face through?
     

  3. Cat

    Cat Well-Known Member

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    Can rabbits get soremouth? That would be my guess.
     
  4. MaineFarmMom

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    Have you checked his feeder for rough spots? Rough or rusted spots on the cage walls? Is he scratching himself with long nails?
     
  5. crashy

    crashy chickaholic goddess

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    I would check his nails they may need clipping. I just used toe nail clippers but becareful!!! Don't get the quick. And have someone hold him while you do the clipping the more hands the better.