pet health


Question by  barkley (951)

Why does my bunny have hair loss?


Answer by  bunnygal (262)

Your rabbit may be experiencing fur loss for one of several reasons: fungal infection (ringworm), lice or mange, dietary insufficiencies, behaviorial issues, or husbandry problems (the rabbit's pen is not kept sufficiently clean or has sharp edges that are pulling the fur). The advice of your veterinarian should be sought to determine the exact cause.


Answer by  Nadd (18)

It could be that your bunny is pregnant. Then it will pull large pieces of hair out to build a nest. This is considered normal behavior, therefore no treatment is needed. The diet can also be a problem. Supply of low quality food or foor that doesn´t contain enough fibers can cause diarrhea. This increases the moisture in the coat.


Answer by  Hewitt302 (1720)

some rabbits have sensitive skin. Always check with a veternarian about what is appropriate for your bunny. Sometimes it could be as simple as new hair growing in.


Answer by  bshand567 (5)

Your bunny could be losing its hair due to an allergic reaction to the food or bedding it has. I recommend bringing it to the vet.


Answer by  lwat80 (300)

Alopecia is a common condition found in all kinds of rabbits that could indicate some sort of infection or trauma affecting your pet. If your rabbit has a cage mate, he could be having his fur yanked out by the other rabbit, indicating that separation is necessary.

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