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Niko Lee

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Yesterday I noticed that my bunny's nose looked kind of crusty but when I looked at it closer, it seems she injured herself from scratching it. I cleaned up all of their play areas and their food/litter area as well just in case it could be because of bugs. Could it be because of fleas or mites? My other bunny seems fine though. But I have noticed Indiko scratching herself quite a lot lately. What should I do?What do I need to buy? I'll try to get a picture of her nose, she's a bit camera shy
 

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She's only missing hair and seems to be injured on the nose area. She's a lionhead so her coat is very thick but I didn't notice any creepy crawlies
 

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Bunny needs to see the bunny vet. May need ivermectin injections. Paws don't look right either. I wonder whether it could be sarcoptic mange.
 

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Bunny needs to see the bunny vet. May need ivermectin injections. Paws don't look right either. I wonder whether it could be sarcoptic mange.
I checked and her paws are fine, just a little off white from playing around in the hay. The only visibly affected area so far is the nose, and there seems to be an itch behind the ears. I think it might be mites? Do I have to go to the vet for mites or can I treat my bunny myself with over the counter products?
 

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Give it a bath if you can. The mites are usually in the ear like cats. You can use baby oil and please be careful.
 

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I checked and her paws are fine, just a little off white from playing around in the hay. The only visibly affected area so far is the nose, and there seems to be an itch behind the ears. I think it might be mites? Do I have to go to the vet for mites or can I treat my bunny myself with over the counter products?
Do not wash the bunny. Do not put anything in bunny's ears ever without consulting a vet. (I didn't think you would do that but I see others have suggested these things.) Even if you think it's mites, best to go to the vet.
 

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my rabbit is ok with maybe half an inch of water and he always gets in the Rubbermaid tub on his own terms
and I've only washed him a few times for things that he couldn't get out of his fur (like tree sap)
 

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Do not wash the bunny. Do not put anything in bunny's ears ever without consulting a vet. (I didn't think you would do that but I see others have suggested these things.) Even if you think it's mites, best to go to the vet.
I normally wouldn't, but there are a lot of quarantine restrictions in place where I'm at. Getting to a vet that specializes in rabbits is not easy /:
 
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