Fat bunny now lighter

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Fat bunny now lighter

Postby BrunosMama » Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:05 pm

Roxie over the last several months has become quite the little pudge. She has a big dewlap under her chin and a belly dewlap under her tummy. We noticed the tummy one this summer when she was pregnant. Well, after a change in food amount, more hay, a larger living space and someone to play with, she is back down to a good weight, I think. However, she still has the big rolls under the chin and belly. She looks rather......silly. Especially because her head is fine-boned and not broad. It looks kinda like a lightbulb laying on a cushion lol. Is there any chance the rolls will shrink or tone up? Or is she destined for rolli-ness?

I think its kind of amusing. I call Bruno a "ridiculous" bunny because she looks like a wookie and if it weren't for her little white nose, it would be hard to tell which end you were looking at. :) Now Roxie is becoming rather silly looking too. I think they're adorable of course though!
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Re: Fat bunny now lighter

Postby jennyc1013 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:49 pm

Awww she sounds very cute! We need a pic of this bunny :D.
Flopsy always had her dewlap and bum roll even when she was a reasonable weight. As far as I know, they generally keep the rolls of skin when they lose the weight.
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Re: Fat bunny now lighter

Postby Bindi » Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:01 pm

Some rabbits have bigger dewlaps than others. I think as Bandit got older they just got saggier, like the fat inside them went but the skin didn't. That might be what happened here. Bandit had a normal dewlap and what we referred to as her "skirt" or the "dewlap that slipped" because she had a bulky bit across her hind lol
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Re: Fat bunny now lighter

Postby littleblacky » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:55 am

My bun is chunky but I don't think he has a dewlap. lol! :D
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Re: Fat bunny now lighter

Postby Bindi » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:13 am

He shouldn't do. Dewlaps are a female thing. If they occur in males it is usually because they are overweight.
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Re: Fat bunny now lighter

Postby littleblacky » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:45 am

Yeah I know, but thanks for sharing! Yay that means he's not over weight! lol! :)
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