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    Quote Originally Posted by daphnephoebe View Post
    This. She'll do the grooming so often they don't need our help.

    Glad she seems to be improving. Keep up with the treatments but she should be clear in another 4 to 6 weeks.

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    I agree that this is generally the case unless there is some specific reason as to why a Rabbit is unable to groom themselves very well. Inability to self groom efficiently can lead to mites developing in the fist place. Conditions such as Dental problems or arthritis can make self grooming difficult for a Rabbit. Hopefully none of this applies to your Rabbit though Charmednm



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    I agree that this is generally the case unless there is some specific reason as to why a Rabbit is unable to groom themselves very well. Inability to self groom efficiently can lead to mites developing in the fist place. Conditions such as Dental problems or arthritis can make self grooming difficult for a Rabbit. Hopefully none of this applies to your Rabbit though Charmednm
    I am confused as to why she has them and such a bad bout of them, as I constantly see her grooming and always In the awkward positions and she a great hay eater and scoffs all her food right up so I cant see it being dental. As I assume shed have eating problems then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charmednm View Post
    I am confused as to why she has them and such a bad bout of them, as I constantly see her grooming and always In the awkward positions and she a great hay eater and scoffs all her food right up so I can’t see it being dental. As I assume she’d have eating problems then.
    Perhaps keep a check on her weight. Weigh her a couple of times a week. A heavy mite infestation can occur if a Rabbit is 'run down' in some way, their immune system being compromised. Unexplained weightloss and a heavy mite infestation would prompt me to seek further investigations by the Vet.

    But as I have said, it is only a thing to bear in mind. Having mites does not automatically mean there is anything untoward going on. All this talk of mites is making my itch !!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Charmednm View Post
    I am confused as to why she has them and such a bad bout of them, as I constantly see her grooming and always In the awkward positions and she a great hay eater and scoffs all her food right up so I cant see it being dental. As I assume shed have eating problems then.

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    Mites are so common and really nothing much to worry about!

    They can be a symptom of something, or of nothing at all

    A rabbit will get them when they are perhaps 'run down' and their immune system is a bit low. Moulting can also make a difference to a rabbit's energy levels too and it can happen at times like that.

    I doubt your rabbit has any dental or other issues and I really wouldn't worry at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack's-Jane View Post
    Perhaps keep a check on her weight. Weigh her a couple of times a week. A heavy mite infestation can occur if a Rabbit is 'run down' in some way, their immune system being compromised. Unexplained weightloss and a heavy mite infestation would prompt me to seek further investigations by the Vet.

    But as I have said, it is only a thing to bear in mind. Having mites does not automatically mean there is anything untoward going on. All this talk of mites is making my itch !!
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    Hi there

    Mites are so common and really nothing much to worry about!

    They can be a symptom of something, or of nothing at all

    A rabbit will get them when they are perhaps 'run down' and their immune system is a bit low. Moulting can also make a difference to a rabbit's energy levels too and it can happen at times like that.

    I doubt your rabbit has any dental or other issues and I really wouldn't worry at all

    Thanks, I have and will be keeping a close eye on her. And as soon as I found them I itched all over, still am :L

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