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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Small pea-sized scab on back
Last Post by Julie Ann at 11/08/2012 7:20 AM (3 Replies)
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User is Offline Julie Ann
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11/07/2012 12:46 PM

Hello -

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!

JB


User is Offline jerseygirl
Australia
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11/07/2012 5:31 PM
Firstly... love the name, love the bunny! How cute is he?!!

Are you certain there is a scab? Because you've said its black Im wondering if just his new fur growing in. Is he molting at all?
It the spot somewhere he can reach himself? If so, its possible he's pulled fur there or overgroomed it with his tongue.
Whoever says "It's only a rabbit" has obviously never loved a rabbit.

User is Offline peppypoo
Texas
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11/07/2012 6:43 PM
I definitely agree with your thinking - as long as the patch continues to heal and he doesn't exhibit any changes in behavior I think he should be alright. Do try to check to see if it recurs though.
Tammo (RIP), Milo (RIP), Peppy, Remi

User is Offline Julie Ann
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11/08/2012 7:20 AM

Hey Jerseygirl!

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!

JB

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