Ear mites???? HELP!

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Jun 10, 2018
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Hi guys,

So I just noticed my bunny Wookiee seems to be missing lots of fur around his ears and his neck (check photos) I’ve never really noticed this before but he does haves long lion head mane! I’ve then put together that over the past few months he has been moulting ALOT, like fur everywhere but just assumed that it’s turning to spring and he’s an indoor bun and the heatings been on. He has also been scratching and cleaning himself quite a bit but he’s always been like that... I checked his ears and they do have a small build up of crusty wax inside but nothing really shocking to me.

he’s had contact with my sisters rabbit and they’ve stayed in the same house a couple times and she spends a lot of time outside in the moorlands so could have picked something up and passed it to wookiee but god knows how long he could have had it (last time they were together was last weekend but they’ve been together various times over Wookiee’s life) I feel TERRIBLE! He’s also been thumping a lot lately at just nothing (so maybe he can hear bugs in his ears?) however other than that he’s been completely normal- no uncomfortableness when we touch his ears or balding spots and he’s been flopping and buinki-Ing, eating, drinking and pooping as normal.

I have emailed vets for an appointment for this weekend but I will phone them tomorrow too to seek advice.

However, I just want to get you guys oppinions on this- I’ve googled pictures of mites, ear mites, fleas, skin irritations or infections but nothing looks like my Wookiee- early stages or am I being dramatic? Either way he’s going to the vets this weekend and he’s booked in for his boosters next weekend anyway!!! (hopefully he’ll be fit and well for them!)

thanks guys xo


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