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I hope everyone is well!
I came home this evening and found that there was a bit of black hair missing on baby George's back and there was a small, black scab where the hair was MIA. It's in the middle of his back, towards his right side.. My husband and I quickly investigated; the scab isn't wet/weeping and doesn't look infected and there are little black bunny hairs growing back already. He's eating/acting normally and didn't mind us moving his fur around to take a better look. I've done some online research about mites, etc.,and it doesn't appear to be that. I know this may just be a rhetorical question, but anyone think this is something more than George potentially catching himself on something and getting a bit of a scrape? If his behavior changes we'll definitely run him to the vet, but so far he seems fine.
Any suggestions/opinions would be great!
Thanks for the reply and for the compliments! George just got done molting about a week ago. I noticed the fur missing because he has a grayish-white undercoat that was more visible than usual. There's definitely a scab there with some hair missing around it but the scab itself has hair growing back. My husband thinks he may have had an itchy spot that he was somehow able to reach and kept biting at it or something, just like you mention above. We'll keep an eye on him to make sure nothing unusual happens; I just know rabbits are susceptible to weird skin conditions and don't want anything to happen to him.
Have a great day!