How to Groom Lionhead Bunnies

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How to Groom Lionhead Bunnies
Grooming your lionhead bunny can be done in a few minutes. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Lionhead rabbits are docile, sociable animals that are oftentimes kept as pets. These species of rabbit have a unique mane that resembles that of a lion. Grooming your lionhead rabbit is an important part of regular maintenance. Regular grooming doesn't only keep your pet looking nice, but also helps to prevent digestive problems that can occur as a result of wool block. With these basic guidelines, you can make grooming an enjoyable experience for both you and your rabbit.

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Things you need

  • Mat
  • Slicker brush
  • Metal-tooth comb
  • Shampoo
  • Rag
  • Water
  • Towel
  • Blow dryer
  • Toenail clipper
  • Ear cleaner
  • Cotton ball

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    Place a mat or a towel on top of a firm surface such as a table, then place your lionhead bunny on it. Use a fine-toothed slicker brush to gently brush the surface of the mane to remove the loose wool. Brush the entire body, then use a metal-tooth comb to comb through the wool.

  2. 2

    Give your bunny a warm bath using a mild shampoo that is specially made for pets. Gently scrub the rabbits wool with a rag. Rinse the shampoo residue thoroughly to prevent itching or hair loss. Use a towel to remove excess water from the wool, then use a blow dryer on the lowest setting to thoroughly dry him. Finish up by brushing his wool one final time.

  3. 3

    Groom your lionhead bunny's toes. Place the bunny in your lap and hold him securely. Use a small toenail clipper to clip the tip of the rabbit's toenails. Use caution when clipping the nails to avoid cutting the veins.

  4. 4

    Clean your lionhead bunny's ear by using a ear cleaner purchased from a pet supply store. Use a soaked cotton ball to wipe the inside of the rabbit's ear, paying special attention to the folds and creases. Remove the excess cleaner from his ears with a clean, dry cotton ball.

Tips and warnings

  • To keep your lionhead bunny's wool in good condition, it is recommended that you brush it at least once a week.

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