Grooming & Hygiene
- Rabbits bathe themselves as cats do and should rarely, if ever, need baths.
- If a rabbit gets matted fur, corn starch-based baby powder works well. Talc in normal baby powder can be fatal if swallowed.
- If a rabbit has diarrhea, consider bathing only the soiled area.
- If a full bath becomes necessary, use only rabbit shampoo. If possible, use a waterless or a powder one instead. Keep the animal warm and away from drafts. Be sure to dry it quickly.
- Nails may need frequent trimming or filing. Cut the clear part of the nail and avoid the quick - the pink part that contains blood vessels.
- If bleeding occurs, use baking soda or styptic powder to stop the bleeding.
- In the case of short or dark nails, use a nail file to trim instead of clippers
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