Question by  amitza (16)

Do I need to bathe my pet rabbit?

How should I do that?


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

Small animals don't require baths unless they get particularly dirty from standing/lying in urine-soaked bedding. If so, use small-animal shampoo to wash them in a shallow-filled tub or sink. Never wash the face/ears to avoid irritants. Towel dry, then blow dry on very low heat with your hand on the fur to gauge temperature.


Answer by  worker76 (773) rabbits will take care of their own hygiene. Unless of course the rabbit is lazy lol in which case yes you may need to. If the rabbit appears dirtyy then wash as you would a dog or cat. Special shampoo can be purchased for this specifically. See your pet store.


Answer by  PrncsPrple (237)

You can, but should not often. If you do, you need to get shampoo specifically for a rabbit. And here is the key: you MUST dry the rabbit completely with a hair dryer on the cool setting. It is very time consuming, but necessary. If you don't, the bottom wont dry, causing the skin to rot.


Answer by  Caryn85 (418)

I have given my pet rabbit a bath before and it was really helpful to remove extra fur and keep her clean. If you purchase "Bunny Bath" from Petco or Petsmart and then bathe the rabbit in luke warm water and avoid the face they should be perfectly fine. Make sure to dry them with a low powered blow dryer.

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