Black bump on forehead

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  1. Jul 18, 2018 #1

    Hikari

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    Hi, I was petting my bunny earlier today and found a small black bump on his head. He likes being scratched on the his head and I could feel the bump as I scratched. After investigating I found it and thinking it was just something stuck in his fur I tried to pluck it out. But after some futile attempts my bunny jerked his head back as if in pain. I wasn't trying too hard so it surprised me that it hurt him. I'm guessing that this bump might be a mole or something stuck to his skin which is why it hurt him. Any ideas to what it is?
     
  2. Jul 18, 2018 #2

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    I agree, pics please! And if you think it’s somethig stuck in the fur maybe try wetting it down to see clearer.
     
  4. Jul 21, 2018 #4

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    I tried wetting down the fur, it didnt help too much. I can clarify now that it is attached to the head, so not just something stuck in the fur.

    PS. Sorry for the late reply it was quite hard to find it once again to take a picture.
     

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    It could be a tick. If so, try getting another person to help you take it out. You don't want any part of the tick in your rabbit because it could carry diseases that could kill a rabbit. Call your vet, and if possible, bring your rabbit in. If you can't (and I highly recommend bringing him to a vet so they can do it safely), look it up. There are many tutorials online. I hope i helped!
     
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    Yes, definitely looks like a tick
     
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    It looks very small to be a tick, though it might be. It’s difficult to tell much from a picture, so I would take him to a vet like alyssa and bugs suggested.
     
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    Alright thanks for the help!
     
  9. Jul 23, 2018 #9

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    If you can keep your bunny basically still, cover it with vaseline as it won't be able to breathe and will back out and can be removed without tearing it up and leaving some of it still imbedded.
     
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    One of my rabbits had a bump on her head that developed into a horn, and it went away after around a week. However she had been attacked by a dog that caused her eye to become infected with puss that probably caused a tumor in her head. I would take your rabbit to the vet.
     
  11. Jul 29, 2018 #11

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    Hi guys! Thanks for all the suggestions. I took my rabbit to the vet and it turns out it was just a mole and I was worrying for nothing. I'm glad it's nothing serious but thank you for all the help!
     
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    Glad to hear it! At least you can put your mind at ease now
     

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