We moved the bunny out of the Chick-bit house back in June because it was getting so hot in there, and rabbits don't do so well in the heat. He has been living on our front deck, where it is always nice and shady, and gets great breezes. J also aims his personal electric fan on him when it is super hot out. He is living large, let me tell you. Despite our care, his coat started turning orange-ish once we moved him outside.
At first we thought his second-hand cage was rusty, so we wire-brushed it and painted it. Then we thought he was getting urine stains on his coat, so we tried multiple things to clean it. Nothing worked.
According to the judge at the Rabbit Show at the County Fair this afternoon, he is "sunburnt". This apparently can occur even if he is not in direct sunlight, simply from the heat. The judge was very helpful, and suggested several things to try to keep him cooler, but although he commented that J's rabbit had a "very nice structure", he did not win 1st because of his coat.
|J's red ribbon is hanging above her, and|
Chaz is in his cage, though he's hard
|Here J is doing Showmanship with Chaz - |
she appears to be examining his hind legs
at the moment.