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Recently ive noticed my rabbits been pulling out his fur whilst washing. It's never happened before but since his female companion died, on the 1st of November, it seems he's been doing it. We've brought him toys but this hasn't stopped it. He's been moulting a lot recently but I brush him everyday. We've had him for a year and a half so he trusts us and he seems quite happy.
I don't know why he's doing it or how I can stop it.

Hi Megan,

Have you had him examined by a veterinarian?  From the photo it almost looks like he has fur mites.  Fur mites can look like dandruff.  While there are many things that can cause hair loss I would suspect that is what it is.  However it is still important to have him examined by a rabbit savvy veterinarian.  If you do not already have one you can try here:

Good luck



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I am a licensed American Rabbit Breeders Registrar. I do not show rabbits anymore nor do I breed them. I do believe it is important that people that chose to breed rabbits do so with only purebred and genetically sound animals or that they have a thorough understanding of genetics prior to breeding. I have chosen to keep my registars license to help the 4H youth in my area. I do stay current on all breeds, varieties, show rules, regulations of the ARBA. I have spent the past 8 years focusing on rescuing and caring for PET bunnies who were no longer wanted. I am the current CEO of Little Angels Animal Sanctuary, Inc. I was appointed CEO of the rescue organization and sanctuary in 2008. We gained our 501(c)3 IRS tax exemption status in 2012. We have taken on the task of rescuing unwanted PET rabbits as well as some farm animals. I teach genetics and health to the local youth as well as register and promote the breeding of only purebred and genetically sound animals. I rescue PET rabbits. These are rabbits that lived in peoples homes and were either surrendered to us or sent to the auction for meat. While I believe that all bunnies should be pets, I understand that people raise them for other reasons. I will answer questions from anyone, regardless of their purpose. I will reject any questions that are considered unethical or inhumane.

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President and CEO of Little Angels Animal Sanctuary, Inc. I have over 10 years of experience working closely with a veterinarian that treats rabbits. We have studied and treated nearly every illness that can affect rabbits.

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