The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.
LEADERS: Beka27 BinkyBunny Elrohwen KokaneeandKahlua LittlePuffyTail MoveDiagonally RabbitPam Sarita
I was grooming (well, trying to -- he still doesn't like it and won't let me) Sir Rupert this morning and found something weird that I think might be a flea. There was kind of a weird sound when I brushed the flea off, which I'm not sure came from Rupert or the brush (Furminator), and then I saw a little thing in the brushed off fur that was kind of dark tan with reddish/beige tones. It was smaller than a strawberry seed but still pretty big, and had a "head" and a "body" that were differently colored. I've never had any pets before so I only have a slight idea of what fleas look like, and even then only those giant, gross enlarged pictures
So first of all, I'm wondering if that was actually a flea? Rupert doesn't seem to scratch TOO much but he does scratch fairly often, and his ears and everything look fine and not raw. Could this also be why he doesn't like to be combed?
Rupert has always been an indoor bunny and he had a vet appointment a few weeks ago where I assumed she checked for fleas, although she may not have. My boyfriend who lives a few miles away has a cat who is both indoor and outdoor and does pick up fleas/have flea problems; could he or I have somehow passed fleas onto Rupert that way?