Yes. Grooming can be a big thing with rabbits. They can get hairballs like cats do but unlike cats they can't throw them up. Hairballs instead cause internal blockage and that can lead to GI Statis where their digestive system shuts down. GI Statis requires medication and force feeding to get through; although if you catch it early force feeding can be enough on its own. GI Statis also has other causes but typically those causes are damage from bad diet.. Rabbits should be groomed regularly but also their diet plays a part.Do rabbits need to be groomed the way cats do?
Hairless until about a week old. Their final adult coat can also be a different color from their baby coat. Since Frodo is somehow a brown bunny from a black mom and black and white dad, he might end up a lot darker in a year when his adult coat comes in. Gladys is mostly her Dad's look so she probably won't change too much but could.I didn't know bunnies were born without fur.
Oh, you need to explain that before I start making tiny saddles for your bunnies.
She had two males and two females. The males were both black and white; two different breeds but similar in sizing. One looks just like Gladys and the other white with black ears. I've thought different dads, it's possible. Frodo actually looks very similar to the other female so I think the females are sisters.Usually the males are friendlier!
I wonder if bunnies can have different daddies like kittens can. Although if she bred them on purpose she likely only put the mom with one male, but who knows.
Wow, that's interesting. I'm pretty fluent in horse, so I'll bear that in mind if I ever meet another rabbit. Do bunnies do that slow breathing through the nose thing to show each other they are friendly? It's like the cat's slow eye blink. Will Frodo let you get close enough to exhale slowly up his nose? It works with ponies.....People who have grown up with horses and are very familiar with horses comment on forums that a lot of rabbit behavior can be translated using horse knowledge and some rabbit keepers reference horse training techniques for use with rabbits.