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Guys how can mites or any other insects get to the rabbit? because i don't have any other pets in my house and i never touch other pets. she went to 3 different vets four times in the past 3 weeks and also she got her fur trimmed two weeks ago. last vet visit was on Sunday and she was okay till today. today she started scratching alot. she is a lionhead and her fur is long so i couldn't see if there is something. I used a lint roller and i saw something, I’m not sure if it’s from the hay or if its a bug. Also someone said that the scratching could be allergy, I’ve been feeding her strawberry and banana.
 

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She is also shaking her head so I thought it might be ear mites, but she is scratching her whole body
 

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I just found this on the floor, I don’t know what it is or where did it come from but its the size of the ones that you would find with rice.
 

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Rabbits will always scratch, like humans we scratch but we don’t notice it.
But if it is excessive scratching what very well could be mites , allergise

Rabbits can get mites from hay!



What brand of hay do you use.?
What type of treatment do I need? do i have to go to vet? the hay is Burgrss excel
 

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Rabbits will always scratch, like humans we scratch but we don’t notice it.
But if it is excessive scratching what very well could be mites , allergise

Rabbits can get mites from hay!



What brand of hay do you use.?
I just checked the hay and it looks clean
 

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Is there a chance you can use Oxbow hay?

Its usually better, it has longer strands (saying that for the dust in previous thread) 🙂

I’m going to find more info, but I’ll still be in thread.
 

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Has your rabbit ever been treated for mites, and if so what was used to treat it?

Are you seeing any flaking skin, any crusty skin or lesions? Any debris, visible wax build up, crusting, or lesions in the ears?
MediRabbit (ear mites in rabbits)
MediRabbit (fur mites in rabbits)
MediRabbit (mange mites in rabbits)
MediRabbit (fleas in rabbits)
 

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Has your rabbit ever been treated for mites, and if so what was used to treat it?

Are you seeing any flaking skin, any crusty skin or lesions? Any debris, visible wax build up, crusting, or lesions in the ears?
MediRabbit (ear mites in rabbits)
MediRabbit (fur mites in rabbits)
MediRabbit (mange mites in rabbits)
MediRabbit (fleas in rabbits)
No I’ve only had her for three weeks and this is the first time I’m seeing this. She doesn’t have any thing from what I can see. And her ears are clean. I noticed that I can kind of see her skin on her neck area but I don’t see any thing else and her skin looks clean and okay. Can you tell what kind of bug is on the picture that I posted?
 

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I don't know what bug it is, but it's not one that causes skin problems in rabbits.

Are you sure she's not just scratching like would be natural? All rabbits will occasionally scratch and itch, just like we do. Usually if a rabbit is scratching excessively, there's a very noticeable difference and you would also start seeing signs of skin irritation and fur loss.
 

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I don't know what bug it is, but it's not one that causes skin problems in rabbits.

Are you sure she's not just scratching like would be natural? All rabbits will occasionally scratch and itch, just like we do. Usually if a rabbit is scratching excessively, there's a very noticeable difference and you would also start seeing signs of skin irritation and fur loss.
She always scratch but today it’s excessive! I can see that her fur is not the same in her neck, under her ear, and close to her eye
 

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Vet (if your conserEd about bugs)


But,
The picture of the bug, does not look like a traditional irritating, rabbit bug.

Your rabbit is young she might be going through her baby molt, when they shed their baby fur and grow their adult fur,

In shedding rabbits tend to get itchy, and your rabbits baby coat will look slightly different from her adult fur.

When you do get your brush, be gentle, I’ve read reviews saying it scratched their rabbits skin, (but all in all it’s a Great brush)

During molting you will need to brush your rabbit, (for your current situation you can wet your hand and go through her fur, the lose fur will cling to your hand, then (when you get it) use the brush you ordered.


Rabbit shed a LOT,

this is how much I plucked out of my bun, and that was ONLY the dewlap area!
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