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Find out if you can bathe a rabbit?


Rabbits in themselves are already very hygienic animals, as they clean themselves, so, would they? Can you bathe a rabbit? Find out below!

Can you bathe a rabbit?

Rabbits typically do not enjoy being in water and usually avoid getting wet. As animals that are naturally preyed upon in the wild, they prefer staying dry to maintain their agility and lightness which helps them escape potential predators.

Being wet can weigh down their fur, making it difficult for them to move quickly. Consequently, rabbits tend to drink water for hydration but do not participate in activities like bathing or swimming.

On wet or rainy days, rabbits will often seek shelter and remain inside their hutches or any available dry area, avoiding the rain to keep their fur as dry as possible.

Caramel doctor rabbit

Can you wash a rabbit's paws?

It's common for your pet's paws to accumulate dirt, but proper hygiene can solve the problem.

As rabbits are sensitive animals that require special care, it is important to keep this in mind when cleaning them.

How to clean your rabbit?

If the procedure is very necessary, such as if there is a build-up of secretion or dirty paws, check out the following tips.

Little white and brown rabbit

Wash with damp cotton

To do this, separate a basin with warm water and add a few drops of baby shampoo with a neutral pH, as there is no shampoo for rabbits.

Then, dip the cotton in the basin and squeeze to remove excess water. Then, use cotton wool on the areas of your pet that are dirty.

Also, do not wet the rabbit's face to prevent the soap from coming into contact with the pet's eyes, ears, nose or mouth. Rinse well and dry with a towel.

small rabbit

Rabbit dry cleaning

Use cornstarch and a brush specifically for rabbits.

Pour cornstarch over the dirty area and use the brush to comb the area. Repeat this process until the animal is clean.

Essential tips for pet hygiene

Brush the rabbit's fur constantly;

Clean dry or with cotton;

Always clean the scent gland region.

Mini bunny in caramel color

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