Why has my rabbit got a bald patch?

Why has my rabbit got a bald patch?

However, occasionally one rabbit will pull another’s fur as an act of dominance (this is called ‘barbering’). Sexual behaviour such as ‘mounting’ can also cause bald patches. Fleas, mites and lice. Arthritis – Painful conditions such as arthritis can cause a rabbit to overgroom and pull at their own fur.

Do rabbits get bald spots?

In some cases, a bunny will undergo what we call a “coat blow,” shedding great clumps of fur all at once, and sometimes even leaving small bald patches. If the bunny is healthy, within a few days the bald patches will become pigmented, and then start to grow hair.

Is there anything wrong with my Dutch Bunny?

As anyone who knows anything about rabbits will tell you, they have exceptionally sensitive stomachs. In fact, one of the first signs that something is wrong with your Dutch may be a slowing or total cessation of petite. One of the problems that your bunny may encounter is GI Stasis.

What should the stop markings be on a Dutch rabbit?

On the hind feet, the stop markings should be well rounded. There should be white from the toes to about one third of the length of the foot, where the color fur begins. Disqualifications include if the color fur of the marking runs completely and between the toes. The toes can be separated for identification of the split stop.

How big does a Dutch rabbit need to be?

The Dutch rabbit is a small to medium breed, making them ideal family pets. Typically, they weigh around 2kg, though this can vary slightly either way. This breed requires minimal grooming because they have fairly short, glossy coats which don’t shed much. However, the Dutch will still benefit from a weekly brushing.

Where did the Dutch rabbit get its name?

The Dutch Rabbit actually has a slightly misleading name. Given the title, many people assume that this breed originated in the Netherlands. However, this is actually an English breed. During the 1830’s, many rabbits were imported from Belgium to England to be sold for meat at the market.

As anyone who knows anything about rabbits will tell you, they have exceptionally sensitive stomachs. In fact, one of the first signs that something is wrong with your Dutch may be a slowing or total cessation of petite. One of the problems that your bunny may encounter is GI Stasis.

Where does the name Dutch Rabbit come from?

The Dutch rabbit breed originated in England. The Dutch rabbit is probably one of the easiest breeds to identify because of the distinctive white markings. The white blaze on the nose, and the white collar and the “saddle” on the back are a dead giveaway. Dutch are a small breed, but not a dwarf.

The American Rabbit Breeders Association has created a standard for the Dutch rabbit. It states that the Dutch rabbit is a small to medium breed and is a 4-class breed. Junior Bucks and does are rabbits that are under 6 months of age and have a minimum weight of 1.75 pounds.

Can you change the color of a Dutch rabbit?

Although, the markings do not change between the various colors. This is just a small smattering of the colors you can get the Dutch Rabbit in. Do bear in mind that unless you go to a specialist breeder, it is pretty much ‘luck of the draw’ when it comes to what colors to get from your local pet store.