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Rabbit doesn’t like being brushed

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by lizd88, Feb 18, 2019.


  1. lizd88

    lizd88 PetForums Junior

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    My rabbit has started to moult I try to brush gently with rabbit brush he grunts at me and moves away. I can hold him and do it briefly but does anyone have any other suggestions? Could I try a brush glove?
     
  2. bunnygeek

    bunnygeek PetForums Member

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    Patience and brushing a bit at a time! During particularly moulty times I would catch my old rabbits, pop them on a blanket and give them a quick but thorough brush and they get a treat afterwards. Current bunnies are larger and more difficult to pick up, so with my boy he gets to sit in his litter tray with lots of his favourite dried forage under his nose and only gets to eat it if he allows me a few brushes. Being gentle, bribery, and a little bit at a time helps! If they'll sit and let you hand pick off tufts that helps too.

    I do have glove brushes but they tend to run away as soon as they see that coming!!
     
  3. lizd88

    lizd88 PetForums Junior

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    Thanks :) I think best way is to pick him up do quick thorough brush then give him a treat
     
  4. Corneal

    Corneal PetForums Member

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    You can also remove loose fur with a wet hand and then stroke them
     
  5. lizd88

    lizd88 PetForums Junior

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    He should let me do that thanks
     
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