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User is Offline Frankz
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12/28/2009 6:48 PM

Well just like people...dewlaps come in every size/shape/color.

 

I'd lve to see some on other buns!

 

Here's Sunny's..

 


User is Offline Lintini
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12/28/2009 7:37 PM
My friend said my Bun has a double chin! I said "no you dunce! That's a dewlap!!!" (Remember when I first got her and freaked out because I didn't know what it was either and called it her beard? lol)
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User is Offline katie, max & penny
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12/28/2009 8:23 PM
what exactly is a dewlap?
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User is Offline babybunsmum
Waterloo ON Canada
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12/29/2009 4:11 AM

I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours.

User is Offline LizzieKnittyBun
Broomfield, CO
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12/29/2009 5:54 AM

Momo's baby-lap.  I have little doubt that it will grow!  When she eats carrot, her dewlap turns orange 

 


User is Offline Barbie
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12/29/2009 5:57 AM
Posted By katie, max & penny on 12/28/2009 11:23 PM
what exactly is a dewlap?


It's just a flap of skin that hangs below the chin on some female bunnies.  I've heard that when pregnant, the female will pull fur from that area to make her nest.

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User is Offline LizzieKnittyBun
Broomfield, CO
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12/29/2009 5:57 AM

Dewlaps are mostly on female rabbits so that it provides another place from which to pull fur for a nest! Also, that extra fat helps during pregnancy and nursing.

Plus, they're funny and CUTE!


User is Offline LizzieKnittyBun
Broomfield, CO
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12/29/2009 5:58 AM
Oop! Barbie already answered : D

User is Offline Beka27
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12/29/2009 6:01 AM
Meadow's started to grow when she was about 6 months old, but since she was spayed right at 7 months, it stopped (and actually shrunk back...)
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline LizzieKnittyBun
Broomfield, CO
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12/29/2009 6:05 AM
oh wow! That's wild. I wonder if Mo's will disappear too.

User is Offline babybunsmum
Waterloo ON Canada
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12/29/2009 6:10 AM
pinky's has definitely gotten smaller since she was spayed. its not totally gone but it's not pronounced (like in her pic above) at all now.
I like work. It fascinates me. I sit and look at it for hours.

User is Offline bunnytowne
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12/29/2009 6:21 AM

wow that first bun has a very large dewlap. 

The white bunny looks so proud in that picture

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User is Offline Beka27
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12/29/2009 6:23 AM
I don't know... is she spayed yet, Lizzie? Once it gets a certain size, it stays, or shrinks a little bit. You'll see them a lot in girls who were spayed when they were older (like babybunsmum's Pinky) and of course in unspayed females.

(To be honest, I was happy when Meadow's disappeared. I really don't like how they look. And as a mini rex, it was very, very noticeable on her b/c she's so small...)
Meadow..... Photobucket ...... Max, my angel bunny

User is Offline Frankz
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12/29/2009 8:02 AM
Yeah, at first I had no clue what a dewlap was. When I looked it up, I found out it's just a place females pull fur from to nest when they're pregnant.
 
Is it possible for a male to have a dewlap? I'm pretty sure there's no need for one, just wondering.

User is Offline LizzieKnittyBun
Broomfield, CO
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12/29/2009 8:05 AM
Yeah, she is spayed... got it done ASAP, haha!

User is Offline Barbie
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12/29/2009 8:12 AM

No I'm pretty sure males don't get them... there's no need for them to have a dewlap since the boys aren't the ones making the nest... Leroy's never have one and he wasn't neutered until he was a year and a few months old at the shelter.

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User is Offline Monkeybun
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12/29/2009 11:35 AM
Hehe Monkey never had a chance to grow hers

User is Offline Mr.Bill
Erie, PA
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12/29/2009 7:21 PM

Our first bun, Trixie, had a pretty large dewlap. She would actually trip over it from time to time.

 


User is Offline Kokaneeandkahlua
Edmonton, Alberta; Canada
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12/29/2009 10:05 PM

Hmmmmm My only bun with a dewlap (though Noot is heading there sharing Chucks special diet) is Rupert-my boy.... lol I'm sure only female or fat rabbits should have them-so umn....let's not tell Rupert the bad news

 

 


User is Offline Monkeybun
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12/29/2009 10:06 PM
Rupert is so cute with his little dewlap tho *snugglesnuggle*
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