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seneca Post time: 2013-11-27 00:32
I suggest you FURGET your pseudo-knowledge and move on in life. You are defending every barbarian ...
Ok, ok, let's listen to experts' opinions
According to Rabbit Info 101 - Do Bunnies Molt or Shed fur ?
Yes, bunnies molt occasionally and some bunnies shed constantly.
Molting is when a rabbit sheds amounts of fur. Experiences at the rabbit rescue have been that all the rabbits shed some fur constantly throughout the year. Some of the rabbits molt, or shed large amounts of dead fur once or twice a year. While other rabbits have not molted since we took them in. Their molting does not necessarily coincide with the changing seasons, and the number of days it takes to shed their entire coat varies from rabbit to rabbit. With some rabbits, it seems like they are molting year round.
At the beginning of a normal molting, you will notice large tufts of hair on your bunny. As the molting proceeds, your rabbit will begin to look quite disheveled and shaggy. It is important to help your rabbit through the molting process by removing the massive amounts of loose hair and constantly brushing your bunny. Bunnies can ingest large amounts of hair, but, unlike cats, they cannot regurgitate hairballs. Gently pull this hair out. Pull out as much as you can because the next day, there will be more. Do not worry pulling this hair out will not hurt your bunny. Just be careful not to pull too hard in case you grab hair that is not ready to come out yet.
These hairballs can cause GI Stasis. During the molting process, make sure your rabbit has lots of hay and water as these are the two most important items to help him or her prevent hairballs. Continue to brush and pluck hair to help your bunny finish the molting process as soon as possible.
There are other factors that can cause your bunny to lose hair. Fear, stress, anxiety or improper diet can also cause your bunny to lose hair. So it is important to follow proper feeding of your rabbit, keep them in a stress free living area, and keep brushing on a regular basis to prevent hair balls.