The Mystery of Dewlaps

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  1. Aug 10, 2005 #61

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    Emmy has a dewlap too but she hasn't been bred before.

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  2. Sep 15, 2005 #62

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  3. Jun 21, 2006 #63

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    Bumping up for the fun of it, and adding some pictures. Guess who lost her dewlap?:bunnydance:

    This is Fey not long after coming home. Sorry for the fuzzy pic. Her previous diet was poor quality pellets and nothing else. In addition to her floppy skin-pouch of a dewlap, her fur was harsh and brittle and she had a big belly although she was really bony. The vet did not consider her overweight when she was spayed a month after this picture.
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    Fey now, after a diet of limited timothy pellets, lots of grass hay, and daily veggies:
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    Her fur is really soft now and there's only a tiny roll under her jaw which isn't even visible most of the time.

    Neat, huh? Word to the wise, get decent pellets, especially if that's all you'll be feeding. Purina and other feed store brands are actually less expensive and more nutritious than the Small World pellets she was getting.:rollseyes:
     
  4. Jun 21, 2006 #64

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    Ryo has a tad of a dewlap. and shes never been bred, and shes spayed. shes not overweight either
     
  5. Jun 21, 2006 #65

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    manda wrote:
    Yup, lots of rabbits just naturally get dewlaps. I thought Fey was like that too, but apparently it was just from bad nutrition.

    I actually think dewlaps are cute. Did you see Elf's picture a few pages back, with her Lap of Dewness?:D
     
  6. Jun 21, 2006 #66

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    manda wrote:
    My male who is not over weight has a dewlap.:laugh:
     
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    Here's Brindle's dewwie......

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    OOOOOOPS!!!!!....wrong end:blushan
     
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    HERE we go....

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    ......unforetunately this was a pre-surgery pic....she had an abscess the size of a walnut in her dewlap, poor baby.
     

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