When brushing your pet rabbit, you need to know what kinds of brushes to use. For longer haired rabbits, you should use slicker brushes and wire brushes. For shorter haired ones, you should use a bristle brush, or comb. Some people use cat hair "Tangler Wrangler's". You should also have a squirt bottle and soft bristle brush. The squirt bottle helps to brush. The soft bristle brush should be used for the rabbits belly, they have very sensitive skin there.
How To Brush
When you are brushing a long haired or wooly rabbit, use the slicker brush. Move gently from the from under the ears, then move towards the back in even strokes. To get the hair from under the hair, use the wire brush and gently move backwards several times, then again forward to smooth the hair. For shorter haired rabbits, do the same with the bristle brush. To get the hair from under, use the comb. When brushing your rabbit's belly, use the soft bristled brush and gently brush. To make brushing easier, squirt a VERY LITTLE amount on your rabbit.
If Your Rabbit Is Uneasy
If your rabbit squirms, try's to bite, or just looks a little uncomfortable, it probably isn't used to being handled a lot. To change this, hold your rabbit very often or play with it, pet it, anything that you think would make your rabbit more comfortable with you grooming him/her.
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