Shedding Season

I guess it should come as no surprise to anyone that since it’s getting on towards summertime now, Betsy and I have been shedding a bit.

The downside to this (and the reason why Betsy and I try to hide our shedding for as long as we can) is that dad notices us looking a little “scruffy” and … picks us up and brushes us!

gus after being brushed

Oh the HORROR!

gus and his pile of brushed fur

Oh the INDIGNITY! Oh, wait, it’s all over for me now. I guess I wasn’t shedding too bad, but then again dad DID brush me last week as well.

Betsy, on the other hand, did not get off so lucky.

betsy after being brushed

Betsy is really good at hiding her shedding, so when it starts to show, you know it’s going to be pretty bad. But honestly even I was amazed at how much fur dad brushed off of her!

betsy and her pile of fur

Dad’s cruel instruments of torture grooming can be seen clearly in these pictures.

betsy and her pile of fur from above

Dad said you could almost make a whole other bunny with the fur he brushed off of Betsy. I’m not so sure though; we bunnies have LOTS of fur!!

betsy would like to go back inside now

Betsy hates brushing time as much as anyone, but then again, Betsy tends to hate everything. Dad sometimes calls her an “emo bunny” because of the dark marks around her eyes (and the way she disapproves of everything – she’s a disaproval MASTER).

But in this picture, I think Betsy just wants to go back inside. All that brushing is rough going for such pampered bunnies as us!!

In the end of course, I got a papaya tablet from dad (which I didn’t eat until he was out of sight, of course – can’t let him think I appreciate the treat after such treatment) and Betsy got a cracker from mum (mum never picks us up, she’s so good). So it wasn’t a total loss… I guess.

I wonder how other buns are doing with this weather – is it making you shed, too? And if so, how do you hide it?

-Gus

Gus's Newer Portrait

14 comments

  1. Bun sheds like crazy and spring was so weird here that it was endless. Everytime we thought it was over it would start again, so it could be worse. That’s a lot of brushing!

  2. That is a lot of fur – I am sure you guys are so thrilled to have it off you, even if the whole brushing process is a little hard to bear!

  3. Wow, amazing, I’ve never had such success at one time! Thanks for sharing your tools of the trade — this is something I’ve been having problems with.

  4. Hi! My bunny, Luna, shed her fur on her front paws. Is this normal? What can I do about it? Thanks.

  5. I’ve never heard of a bunny shedding just on the front paws – I would check with a vet as soon as possible about that. That doesn’t sound normal to me.

  6. I’m still doing some research. The vet near our home is not very experienced with bunnies, and they couldn’t give me anything for her paws. I would really appreciate it if anyone could help. Thanks!

  7. Hey, have you heard of Aristopet Small Animal Insecticidal Mite and Mange Spray? Is that safe for my bunny? The label says so but I want to make sure. Also, there’s this Neomectin (or noromectin… got to check the spelling) cream I found in one of the petshops I visited.

    I read that selamectin is very effective, but I couldn’t find that here in the Philippines.

    Thanks guys (and sorry for bugging you too much). ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I’m afraid I’ve never heard of that spray, so I can’t say whether it’s safe or not… to tell you the truth, I really don’t know much about what sorts of sprays/medicines/etc. are bunny safe, since I’ve (thankfully) never had to use any.

    You might consider commenting on a newer post; you’ll be noticed by all the other bunny people who visit this blog – they might know something I don’t.

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