I figured out what happened. I had scaled the rabbit down at some point. When you scale the rabbit down the hairs get ticker and they clump together in a way that resembles a more cartoony fur. I went back to a previous save with the rabbit un-scaled and the fur is much more realistic now.
I can see some grooming issues but this looks very realistic
Yeah, I tried to make it look messy but I ended up with some weird spots xD