Some rabbits can moult almost continuously. When rabbits moult they typically start by shedding fur from their head which spreads down the neck and back and then down the sides of their body finishing on their rump.
However some rabbits seem not to have any set pattern and will lose fur in patches from all over their body at the same time.
Do rabbits moult. They may also moult when there is a severe weather change like sudden heat wave. Judge allan ormond claims that a surefire way to have a rabbit go into a molt is to have a rabbit you are excited about and have worked hard on and have a huge show that you are looking forward to. Rabbits normally moult in the spring just like any other animal.
That combination will cause a molt in a heartbeat. The rabbits molt usually begins on the head moving down the neck and back then towards the stomach but some rabbits molt in patches all over their bodies. A typical rabbit moult begins on the head progresses down the neck and back and then towards the stomach but some rabbits moult in patches all over their bodies with no distinct pattern.
Switching feed can cause a molt. Some bunnies may not be able to handle other stresses as they would normally while they are molting. Some rabbits and especially house rabbits will appear to moult almost constantly.
If the rabbit is healthy the bald spots will begin to become pigmented by new hair growth and then start to grow normally. Wild rabbits moult fully twice a year but domestic rabbits have more variable moult patterns. Some may go off their feed or have reduced fertility during molting.
Some bunnies take molting in their stride with little effect. Growing a new fur takes a lot of the bunny s internal resources. The molt can also get stuck.
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