|Rabbits are very clean animals and they regularly groom themselves, however if you become involved in your rabbit's grooming it will strengthen the bond between you and your rabbit and give you the opportunity to check for any signs of infection or general ill health.|
If you have a short haired rabbit you should brush them once a week and more frequently when they are shedding. If your rabbit has long hair, you should groom them on a daily basis.
You should use grooming equipment specially designed for rabbits and brush them gently, keeping in mind that their skin is quite fragile.
Unless you intend to show your longhaired rabbit, it is a good idea to keep their coat trimmed as it will be prone to matting, and your rabbit prone to hairballs. You can trim the coat yourself, or you can take your rabbit to a professional groomer to get this done as rabbits have thin skin and they are easy to accidentally cut.
If your rabbit develops mats in their coat, gradually work out the mat by separating and combing the hair. It may take several grooming sessions to get rid of the matted hair or alternatively you could take your rabbit to a professional groomer where they will trim it out.
Rabbits do not usually need a bath, they find it very stressful and they should be avoided at all costs. If it is necessary, only clean the dirty area of your rabbit rather than giving him a bath.
Your Rabbit's nails may need occasional trimming. To clip the nails, trim a very small amount of nail with a pet nail clipper.
A variety of grooming equipment can be purchased from our online store or a pet shop.