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Old 08-30-2009, 06:47 AM
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Default bunny people! my rescue bun has arrived

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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Old 08-30-2009, 07:05 AM
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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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Old 08-30-2009, 08:27 AM
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thanks!

Please wish me luck in shaving this rabbit today!
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:28 AM
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Ohhh, that sounds scary. Good luck!
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:06 AM
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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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Old 08-30-2009, 11:08 AM
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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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Old 08-30-2009, 11:10 AM
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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?

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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Old 08-30-2009, 12:40 PM
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nope the balls were never matted. Just as big, pink, and hairless as could be
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:00 PM
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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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