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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniC View Post
    Actually, I do have some pet remedy - I'll dig that out. He's still got the bug!

    A short while ago I was going to recommend this to a friend (in Australia!) so I thought I'd do a bit of research to find the scientific background to how it works.

    I think it's like homeopathy - no scientific evidence that it works, but in some cases seems to work well

    http://skeptvet.com/Blog/2017/01/pet...s-and-anxiety/

    Good luck

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    I've used the Bach's rescue remedy myself - it is pretty good, but I've no idea if its effects are just placebo. I bought the pet remedy plug in a while ago, but I've not had much use for it. It smells pretty potent!

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    Billy is still at it, just a little less. The rescue remedy hasn't helped that much.

    We just noticed Poppy has a fairly big bald spot on her back but her fur is so thick, it was hidden. There's a big scab there, and it looks like it's been there a few days - poor thing! It's awful we didn't spot it until now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniC View Post
    Billy is still at it, just a little less. The rescue remedy hasn't helped that much.

    We just noticed Poppy has a fairly big bald spot on her back but her fur is so thick, it was hidden. There's a big scab there, and it looks like it's been there a few days - poor thing! It's awful we didn't spot it until now...

    Oh dear I'm sorry to hear that. Poor we thing.

    What will you do? Separate them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Oh dear I'm sorry to hear that. Poor we thing.

    What will you do? Separate them?
    We've worked out it's basically where Billy is holding on with his teeth while humping.

    We separated them the last few nights, but we let them have their evenings together while we were there to supervise and pull him off, I think I'll give them 1 more day like that before separating them properly if there's no improvement.

    We also tested them out to see if they could get through a work day ok, but I think we'll separate them for today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniC View Post
    We've worked out it's basically where Billy is holding on with his teeth while humping.

    We separated them the last few nights, but we let them have their evenings together while we were there to supervise and pull him off, I think I'll give them 1 more day like that before separating them properly if there's no improvement.

    We also tested them out to see if they could get through a work day ok, but I think we'll separate them for today.

    Yes I thought that might be the cause of fur loss. But I'm surprised it's still going on MiniC. Bit depressing to have to part them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMax View Post
    Yes I thought that might be the cause of fur loss. But I'm surprised it's still going on MiniC. Bit depressing to have to part them.
    Me too! I hoped he'd at least have stopped doing it as often. She's probably in a huff with him and not grooming as much as he wants.

    I'll get him a few new toys to distract him...

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    Wow .. this is happening to mine right now.

    Rufus and Luna are two Netherland Dwarf bunnies and are well and truly bonded.

    They have recently come back from a 16 night stay in a "Hotel" and he is being such a b****r ... Poor Luna! Thankfully she has escape in the day as their run is really large, but at night I am having to separate them. He's coming into the indoor cage in the garage because I feel he should think the outdoor cage is more her domain rather than is, but it's a devil when you have to go out and buy a separate cage after being together for three years.

    Funnily enough she has stopped grooming him and puts her head down to be groomed but then snubs him ... lol

    So .. I also have a rampant rabbit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saffy2017 View Post
    Wow .. this is happening to mine right now.

    Rufus and Luna are two Netherland Dwarf bunnies and are well and truly bonded.

    They have recently come back from a 16 night stay in a "Hotel" and he is being such a b****r ... Poor Luna! Thankfully she has escape in the day as their run is really large, but at night I am having to separate them. He's coming into the indoor cage in the garage because I feel he should think the outdoor cage is more her domain rather than is, but it's a devil when you have to go out and buy a separate cage after being together for three years.

    Funnily enough she has stopped grooming him and puts her head down to be groomed but then snubs him ... lol

    So .. I also have a rampant rabbit.
    Yes, sounds so familiar! It might be the time of year is exacerbating things!

    We are a touch better tonight, I bought Billy a new seagrass house and he LOVES seagrass houses. He's spent most of his evening in there, and has only bothered Poppy a few times.

    Tomorrow I'm hoping B&Q will have some turf in so I can make him a digging box. As long as I can keep him occupied elsewhere, we might get through this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniC View Post
    Yes, sounds so familiar! It might be the time of year is exacerbating things!

    We are a touch better tonight, I bought Billy a new seagrass house and he LOVES seagrass houses. He's spent most of his evening in there, and has only bothered Poppy a few times.

    Tomorrow I'm hoping B&Q will have some turf in so I can make him a digging box. As long as I can keep him occupied elsewhere, we might get through this!

    Grief what a lot of trouble you're having to go to!

    You're so sweet to give him a seagrass house. What does it look like?

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