Is this a dewlap?

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CrazyChickenGirl

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I was wondering if my bunny is developing a dewlap? I’ll attach a picture for reference. Is it just genetic for a bunny to develop a dewlap or does it mean I’m over feeding him or am I just overreacting and it’s not a dewlap at all?
 

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It does look like a little one. My boy has one too. If you pinch it, it should just feel like skin - not a lump. It might mean that he was/is a little too chunky though. You should be able to feel his ribs and hips easily but they shouldn’t be visible.
 

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Thanks! I’ll downsize his food a bit although I can feel his ribs and hips, but not see them. It feels like normal skin.
 

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Some rabbits have dewlaps and others don’t. As long as their dewlap isn’t too plump/very full they should be fine. My current bunny has a dewlap. I love them on rabbits. Your bunny’s dewlap looks to be in premium condition. As long as their dewlap is not irritated, infected, have scales or have a lump of some kind it should be good 😊👍.
 

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