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    At the rabbit rescue where I volunteer, we recently got a hairless baby bunny. He seems to be thriving so far, but from everything we have looked up it seems like the mortality rate is high for hairless bunnies.

    I know hairless bunnies are very rare, but I was wondering if anyone here has any experience with them, or knows of any who have made it to adulthood. Thanks for any help. We sure hope the little guy makes it!

    Here is a picture of him.

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    So then am I to assume that nobody has seen anything like this before?

    It really is rare, but I was hoping somebody knew something about any health problems a hairless bunny would be more susceptible to, or anything really. Anyway, thanks for looking.

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    I think he is amazing He is gorgeous with or without fur

    I have never seen a bun like this before but I have Oxo who has no hair follicles on parts of his body - his ears except for the tips grow no fur and his back - also his legs as they are crossed over

    I hope this little one does thrive and have a good life - I only wish he was over here 'cos I would offer him a home like a shot

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    Quote Originally Posted by usagibunny View Post
    So then am I to assume that nobody has seen anything like this before?

    It really is rare, but I was hoping somebody knew something about any health problems a hairless bunny would be more susceptible to, or anything really. Anyway, thanks for looking.
    Poor wee mite

    I thankfully dont have any experience with the condition. As Rabbit's skin is very thin I'd guess injury is one big risk factor.
    Obviously exposure to sunlight could be catastrophic Lack of sunlight exposure, in turn, may lead to problems in calcium metabolism resulting in osteoporosis and Dental Disease

    I doubt he could ever be bonded with another Rabbit due to the risk of injury

    I hope he is happy in his own way
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    Oh dear..I've never seen anything like it

    He's cute though I hope he'll be ok.
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    How old is it?
    I have heard of a few rare cases of rex rabbits loosing their fur, it grew back eventually.

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    aww bless he is sooo cute. maybe in this weather making sure he is warm as at least other buns have winter coats

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    I've found that with Oxo we can give him little bits of time out in the sun, but not too much He also loves me to carry him around and I shade his back and his ears when we do this

    He gets gentle massages to try and keep the blood flow even and this also checks his skin for sores

    Possum, one of Oxo's siblings had no fur on part of his head but it did grow eventually and now he's a fluffball
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    wow!! i didnt even think you could get hairless rabbits bless him

    Don't like hairless things, they are so delicate and its a bit cruel


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    I can see he has red eyes, but they look very red, it couldn't be an allergy to something, could it?

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