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Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by gaited horse, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    What kind of brushes and other grooming tools do you us on your rabbits to get them in top cndtion for shows?
    What type of feeding tricks do you use to get your rabbits in there prime for show and maintian them that way?

  2. RabbitMage

    RabbitMage Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    My rabbits are pretty simple. I keep a slicker brush and a few others on hand in case, but most of the time all I use is a spray bottle filled with water. Squirt a little on your hands and rub back and forth. Then again I have very shorthaired breeds. Toenail clippers are the only other 'must' in my grooming kit.

    For me, there's no 'trick' to feeding them. I feed mine a good quality pellet in a measured amount, make sure they have water, and give them some grass hay several times a week (ideally every day).
  3. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I use a slicker brush and fine tooth comb (I've got long haired bunnies). The best way to keep them "ready for show" is to feed them a good quality pellet. I also groom at least once a week (even in the off season).
  4. chinbunny

    chinbunny In a hutch

    Aug 24, 2009
    I just wet my hands with some water, and run them over the bunnies back. I start at the shoulders and run them over the bunnies rump. Works out all the loose hair and stuff. i don't wire brushes it tends to ruin the guard hairs on their coats. Don't have to use those anyhow, unless you have a long haired rabbit.

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