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#1 PeacefulChaos

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:59 PM

We are having some SERIOUS SHEDDING here.  :svengo:

 

I can handle shedding, I really can.... but now it's starting to feel like maybe it isn't normal??

 

The rundown:

 

Holland Lop Male, neutered, will be a year old the end of January

Has been shedding A LOT since the beginning of November!!

 

 

So, is this normal?  Any tips?  Any way to make it lessen or anything?  I'm beginning to think there's no end in sight!!!  :p



#2 Jean in Newcastle

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:10 AM

What kind of temperatures are you having? It is normal to shed before getting in their winter coat. Our bunnies did that a month ago though. But we had colder weather a month ago.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:20 AM

Does it make a difference whether he's inside or outside?  

He's inside, if it does.  

But to answer your question, outside temps were nice through November, then we've had an unusually chilly winter (for us) since December.  The start of the year had a lot of single digit to twenty degree days, which for us is pretty rare.  

Inside I keep the thermostat at 68*, so I guess it's between 65-70 in here usually.



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 01:09 AM

Our rabbits are inside and still change to a winter coat.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:21 AM

Normal. Make sure he gets brushed daily.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:04 AM

Rabbit hair is a constant thing. It's everywhere and it's like a non-stop to keep it clean. I think a lot depends on the breed. Our mini-rex didn't shed as much as the rabbits we have now but they shed constantly. 


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:18 AM

Oh and my lop sheds more than my American breed.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 09:22 AM

Rabbit hair is a constant thing. It's everywhere and it's like a non-stop to keep it clean. I think a lot depends on the breed. Our mini-rex didn't shed as much as the rabbits we have now but they shed constantly.


We have a Rex and mini-Rex and there is a constant ring of fur outside their cage too if I don’t sweep daily there. I use a little Furminator on them (when they let me) and that helps some, but they aren’t huge fans.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 10:51 AM

Now I really want to see some bunny pictures...


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:58 AM

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:47 PM

We have a 10.5 pound lop that we got last fall.  Oh. My. Goodness.  When we adopted her, we noticed she shed.  It was a normal amount of shedding, not bad at all (relatively speaking; we are used to shedding because of our American Eskimo dog).  In December, she started an insane molt.  It started on her head and moved down her back.  The amount of fur was unbelievable.  I ended up googling, and they can do this four times a year, with it being really bad twice a year.

She's almost done, thankfully.  She's got a bit near her bottom she needs to get rid of. 


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:03 PM

Ok, good to know there's not anything wrong with him!  :lol:

 

Here's the video I took of him today.  And there are other pics on there of him, as well.  :)  I just :wub: him!!!


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