Still growing?

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    Madisun

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    Hi. My baby bunny Weeping is 9 weeks old now and she looks odd. I know that seems mean lol. However her mom is a beautiful black tort and I think Weeping is a black tort too but she is lighter. She also has ears as long as her moms and she is only half her size. She also has a tiny face but a kind of pointed muzzel. Is it because she is in between baby and adault or will she look like that forever?
     
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    Hello,

    Bunnies continue growing until they are around a year old, if I remember correctly. From their cute features to their color(s)-- even if they have been nearly the same for months. My two girls are 11 months old and have had pure black fur up until last month. Now they have brown blended into their face, legs, etc. My boy had a beautiful mane until he was 4 months old, lost it, and it has been growing back since 3 weeks ago❤ His eyes also changed from gray to brown.

    Your baby will change, even bunnies go through awkward stages :)
     
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    Thanks so much Bunny_MommyI also had another question her fur around her eyes is thin is that normal?
     
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    I don't know how long fur color could change, but as for size, rabbits are considered adults (full grown in size) by 6-7 months of age. The exception would be the larger breeds, like Flemish giants, that take up to a year to be full grown.
     
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    Thank you Blue eyes.
     
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    You are very welcome! I would love to also see insight from some of the more experienced members :)

    As for the thin fur around the eye, it could be caused from the Mom grooming her, her grooming herself or perhaps brushing up against something constantly. Honestly, I would not be too concerned unless there is a cut or something. It is extremely common and will happen.

    Ahh, I was wrong. Thank you for the correction.
     
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    Okay that makes me feel a ton better thank you again.
     
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    Bunnies go through a stage called the “uglies” lol. This happened to my bunny where she had long ears and a small face but she eventually grew into her ears and face and looks beautiful now lol!
     
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    Would be able to post pictures of her pls?!!
     
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    Her eyes look so buggy lol. Shes eating hay. But that is how bug her eyes usually are is that part of that stage or does she have a medical problem.
     
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    I know that wire cages arent the best its only temporary till I bunny proof my room and get a air conditioner in my room in their current cage the only place they could get away from the wire was a large nest box on the side so I put cardbord in that they lay on. I feel so bad because I wouldnt want to be on wire all day that is why I am trying to get my room bunny proofed and stuff. But thankyou so much for telling me I saw it somewhere else that cage floors arent the best option also while on that topic I have a 24 in. Tall Pen that I want to keep her in when im not home its pretty big will probably take up half my room lol but she is a holland lop fo ypu think she can jump over it. And thank you for all the info. im so excited to have them back in my room my mom made me put all my rabbits outside so im only going to keep the mama and baby so I can put them back inside.
     
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    Most rabbits will be able to jump over a 24" pen. I suggest getting one that is minimum of 30." (The smaller bunnies can often jump higher.)

    Even a free roam bunny should have a cage that can serve as a "home base," a place in which they know they won't be disturbed -- their own personal space, if you will. The link will show how to make changes to a cage like yours to make it work with an ex-pen.
     
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