Rabbits/Fur loss


My rabbit is thin and is losing fur on her ears and back. She lives alone and is not spayed. What should I do?

Hi Jessica
Sorry to hear about your bun.

I'd get her to a bunny savvy vet ASAP to be honest. Those symptoms could mean organ failure or dental problems, especially the weight loss if shes otherwise eating normally. The vet should do a dental examination (front and back teeth), a blood test and skin test in case it's mite or an allergy. I recommend taking fecal samples with you too.

Sadly this one really needs a proper vet examination as soon as, I would not be happy recommending any home remedies here.

If you are not sure of a good vet, ask on this forum for local advice (I'm down south!)

Good luck!


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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries, bonding questions and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue.


I have two 7 year old rescue rabbits and volunteer for a well established rabbit rescue here in the UK, both physically doing cleaning out etc and I am also their events and awareness co-oordinator, helping educate the general public on proper rabbit keeping, this means I have to ensure all information I give is correct and matches current welfare standards.

I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and volunteer for a major rabbit rescue.

I have no formal education on this subject, however read everything I can to keep up to date with current welfare standards and health problems. Both my rabbits have sensitive guts and constantly keep me on my toes.

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