Hi, I'm hoping someone has some insight for me. We adopted a white/albino New Zealand rabbit in June. My other rabbit sprayed him with pee (both of them are fixed) while they were bonding at the rescue. So he had yellow drip spots all over his face. I figured he'd clean it, it's wear off and I'll have an all white bunny. Well his face never did get clean and now he has a horribly dirty face. We finally tackled him tonight to get closer to what is going on. For all this time I figured he got his face wet in his self watering bowl and then stuck it in the 3 hole hay rack they have. But we burrito wrapped him tonight and I sprayed a little water on the dirty parts (it's also under his chin) and combed it and cut a bunch of dreadlocked hair off.
But his facial hair seems greasy.I didn't get his face clean, but I got the nasty knotted stuff off. His ears seem SLIGHTLY dandruff-y (but I'm not sure, no real flakes).. I've treated mites on my guinea pigs years ago and he doesn't have any of the really telling signs of having mites. No patches of missing fur, no scratching, no sensitivity to touch.
I AM going to take him to the vet as soon as I can, which is likely next week. Maybe we'll just treat him for mites if they can't tell what's up with him.
He has no health issues. Eats like it's his last meal. Runs around, comes for head pets, follows me around hoping for snacks. I have not noticed any drooling, sneezing, runny nose, anything that could hint at what the issue might be.
Here are some pictures of his face before I cut his hair tonight. He looks a hot mess now..