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Excessive grooming?


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Hey there…

I am hoping to get some advice on what to do with an intact male bunny I recently acquired. I’m not sure of his age.

He has been licking two spots on his back. He has been doing this so much his hair is now gone.

Not sure if it’s stress related or do I need to take him to a veterinarian to resolve this issue?

Anyone else ever had this happen with there rabbits?


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No vaccinations at least in the last year, and no medical history prior to that.
It could be stress related behaviour, especially as he’s entire. Or possibly mites. How old is he? There are some systemic health problems that can present with a fur loss pattern like that. So a consultation with a Vet is needed.