All this rabbit ever needed was a little care and dedication. Instead, this rabbit's former owner almost let him die. The Angora breed of rabbit in particular is known for its fast-growing, long silky fur, which means owning one is even more responsibility than the average rabbit. As it turns out, Rambo was severely malnourished and had matted fur so severe he was unable to move or relieve himself, leading to a rectal prolapse. Furthermore, his fur had become tangled with urine and feces. Angora [rabbits] are the most difficult breed to own and keep properly. Rambo was quickly given medical attention at the rescue. He was put on antibiotics, and gradually regained not only his weight, but his health. He was also shaved down.
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Grooming your rabbit includes fur brushing, fur trimming as need be, mat removal, and removal of debris caught up in the rabbit's fur. Grooming also includes cleaning the eye areas, ears, the bottom side of your rabbit and nail trims. Care of the rabbit's fur and skin calls for your observation to check for the presence of parasites and your quick action to provide needed treatment. This article will highlight all the essential rabbit grooming basics and will help you understand how to properly groom your bunny. A well groomed bunny is a happier, healthier bunny. This is essential to prevent illness such as GI blocks. We also want to help the rabbit clean their fur and prevent fur clumping or matting which can irritate their skin.
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The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. What are we about? Please read about our Forum Culture and check out the Rules. Is this ever done? A long-haired bun living in a hot climate with no air conditioning would probably appreciate getting rid of some hair!
View Full Version : Can bunnies be shaved? I just wondered has anybody ever shave there rabbit? One of my rabbits is a double mained lionhead, he's like a big teddy bear, incredibly fluffy. He seems to get matts in his fur all the time. I only brush him a couple of days a week as he hates it, he wont sit still.