The moult has arrived in the bunny shed, well sort of. Annie & Thumper are the only two who are really going for it this year. Annie started a couple of weeks ago but hasn’t really needed combing. As you can see in the photo, the desk mat does a good job of collecting the loose fur. Thumper is the only bunny so far who has needed a good comb.
All the other bunnies are also moulting but I would call it quite a light moult, meaning I haven’t had to take the comb to any of them yet. They’re shedding very fine amounts. It is a rare thing not to be combing at least half of the bunnies during a moult. The most surprising is Toffee as his coat is almost always guaranteed to need combing with huge amounts but I am barely getting a golf ball size off him at every comb.
If you’d like to know about moulting click here.
I always think it is a waste to throw away all the bunny fur that is collected so I decided to hang it out for the local birds. I had kept the bunnies fur from their last moult with this idea in mind. I put the outdoor camera nearby to see if any birds take me up on the offer, so far there has been a Chaffinch & a Blue Tit although most recently a Crow!! Unfortunately, the photos are not very clear to put on here.
Most of the fur is Toffee’s & Annie’s, so how snug will those nests be!