Bathing a rabbit

by Taelor
(Wichita, KS)

Hi
I am just curious, I am brand new to owning a bunny and I was wondering do I need to bathe them.. and if so how often..?
How do I do this? Does the bunny need to be cleaned with just a wet cloth... or maybe in a little standing water?
Any help please?

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Jun 23, 2015
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May 25, 2015
Bathing your rabbit NEW
by: Anonymous

I bath my rabbit in the sink with about an inch of water I use a small amount of slightly scented antibacterial wash he loves it you should never give them a full on bath as they can go into shock & then without saying it you no what could happen! My bunny is white & loves to burrow so as you can imagine he ends up thick with mud & dirt you shouldn't really bath them unless absolutely nessesary! Another tip it's quite hard to dry them with a towel mine likes a low heat blow dry on a very low setting its very important if your bunny is an out door rabbit that he/she is compleatly dry before putting it back outside hope this is helpful

Apr 02, 2015
DONT EVER BATHE YOUR RABBIT!!! NEW
by: Rabbit guru

Rabbits will naturally clean themselves without your help. However sometimes they can get poo stuck to them or get things in their fur. I highly recommend NEVER bathing your rabbit. Because they are small its harder for them to control their body temp therefore any more wetness than some water from sitting under bottle is probably too much. If your rabbit ever gets completely submerged or very wet it is very very very important to towel dry them very well. Other then that I recommend using either baby wipes, small animal shampoo or a damp rag(if you must)I use both at work and at home and dont have any problems.
Hope that helps a bit. :)

Apr 01, 2015
butt rinse NEW
by: Anonymous


I had her out and on my bed whereupon she peed. Her feet were wet and smelled of pee so I put her int he bathtub with just enough tepid to warmish water to rinse her feet. She seemed to enjoy being in the inch of water I allowed her to use as a bird/bunny bath.

Getting her dry was most important as I live in a very cold climate. Only the top of her fur got splashed, she has a clean non smelly bum or butt depending on what part of the world everyone is!

How should I approach this problem in the future?

Anyone? I am willing to listen to what you have to say.
Thanks.......

Jan 19, 2015
Well.... NEW
by: Melanie

I think rabbits do clean them selves but its nice that you are bathing him proper it's just..sometimes there is chemicals or bacteria or something that the rabbit is not supposed to have then this may be followed by death i no that sounds harsh but I'm sure there is a pet shampoo that you could use and that way it might not effect the skin or the eyes of the rabbit

Jun 29, 2014
Bathing NEW
by: rosemary

Never heard of that but to keep mine clean and smelling good I use a waterless shampoo mildly scented it has an anti bacterial action .I just spray some in my hand and stroke him with it .
Its a byotrol product .
I hope this helps.

Jun 29, 2014
Bathing NEW
by: rosemary

Never heard of that but to keep mine clean and smelling good I use a waterless shampoo mildly scented it has an anti bacterial action .I just spray some in my hand and stroke him with it .
Its a byotrol product .
I hope this helps.

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