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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question bunny baths

is it necessary to give a pet rabbit a bath? how often?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 03:26 PM
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A normal, healthy rabbit will not need baths -- they are a lot like cats and spend a lot of time grooming themselves. However, if they are ill, overweight, or as they become older and have problems grooming, they may require baths or partial baths to stay clean.

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Kudo's to that. Overweight bunnies tend to lie around in their urine and stain themselves also they are less able to reach around and eat their cecal poo's. Also, if you bathe the rabbit you are removing the oils from their skin which can be harmful to them and they're fur needs to be completley dry, and the undercoat of they can become ill as the cold may penetrate the undercoat. (did I just ramble?)
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2009, 05:09 PM
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I heard that there is no reason to bathe a bunny unless it finds trouble and makes a really mess (mud puddles..lol).

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Nope, a bunny will keep itself clean mostly. Even after a mud bath ^.^ Just make sure he has tonnes of hay to wash his system thoroghly
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-28-2009, 12:35 PM
 
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Well,, I just wipe down Creamy with a damp cloth once a week when we clean out her cage. It's shedding season, y'know.
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