bunny people! my rescue bun has arrived

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  1. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that he/she (havent looked yet) is here.

    Despite probably never having a loving hand touch it, it is very sweet. I mean VERY sweet. The poor thing is sticky and stinky with urine and is pretty well a solid mat. I am getting it shaved today, and I am a little nervous about doing it. I am a dog groomer, so I know how to do it. But I also know that a rabbits skin in much thinner than a cats, or dogs. I know that rabbits should not have a bath, but should I bath this bunny?

    it is a french angora. I will get some pictures up, but my camera is in the shop. I will go get a disposable so I can take before and after pics. I cannot believe what a mess this poor bun is in!
     
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    oakash Kat/Oak AKA The Nice One

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    I don't know much about bunnies, but that is great of you to get a rescue. He must be happy to be living with such a nice person.
     
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    :) thanks!

    Please wish me luck in shaving this rabbit today!
     
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    Ohhh, that sounds scary. Good luck!
     
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    I found out that its a boy rabbit. And i got it all shaved but under its chin. There is no way i can shave that. So when he is under for the neuter I will have them shave it.

    "Charmin" is mad right now. He is going around his cage throwing stuff. He didnt put up much of a fuss until the last part.

    i hate to sound ugly but is it normal for them to have hairless pink balls?
     
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    I haven't had rabbits since I was little, and to be honest didn't know much about them then so I'm no help. I'm glad you get the bunny out of a bad situation though. If you're able to shave it maybe it can just be wiped down with a damp cloth afterwards?

    Hopefully someone with more bunny experience will come along soon with some more informed advice for you :)
     
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    I would guess that the skin may have gotten pink from it's new found exposure to the air if he was that badly matted? Just a thought.
     
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    nope the balls were never matted. Just as big, pink, and hairless as could be
     
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    Maybe the fur has rubbed off because of irritaion from his own urine??

    Thanks for rescuing him! Cant wait for pics!
     
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    Poor bunny! I'm glad you rescued him. Why aren't you supposed to bathe rabbits, out of curiosity?
     
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    Rabbits CAN have baths, but they need to be dried completely, which would be difficult with an Angora. I did bathe my rabbits occasionally before shows when I had them. I more often used the dry bath stuff, though
     

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