How and why you need to bat a rabbit
- 19 Jul 20:30
- Need to swim
- Full rabbit bathing
- Partial bathing
Many owners are wondering how to bat a rabbit, because cleanliness is the pledge of the pet's health. Decorative rabbits, the ancestors of which were Polish ermine rabbits, first appeared in Russia in 1997. Funny dwarf rabbits were given to children on holidays and acquired as a pet. Now the popularity of the animal has greatly increased, and nobody is surprised when he sees in a pet store a little rabbit.
With the acquisition of such an unusual beast, many begin to wonder about the answer to the question: how to wash a rabbit, so as not to scare an animal and not harm it? First of all, you need to understand, and you can bathe rabbits.
Necessity of bathing
In wildlife, rabbits do not bathe in water bodies, because they can easily cope with the cleaning of the skins themselves.
Modern home schoolchildren are very insolent and badly tolerate stressful situations, and bathing for any animal is a huge stress. Rabbits in terms of hygiene are very similar to cats, they themselves pour out their mash, and once a year completely rolled away, getting rid of dirty coats. If there is a way to avoid water procedures, then it's best not to scratch stress, but simply wipe the skin with a damp cloth or give the animal self-cleaning. But there are occasions when washing is necessary:
Every bath has its own consequences, and wrongly conducted water treatments can be harmful to health. Rabbits do not like to swim and are afraid when they are dropped into water, so when collided with the surface of the water begin to scratch and break out. In such a situation it is recommended to keep the animal firmly so that the animals do not slip away and do not hit the floor. Get ready for the sharp ticks to hurt your arms. After washing, especially if used shampoo, the wool can climb and lose its natural shine. Of course, such a result happens only with regular washing. Due to the thick wool, the animal extinguishes for a very long time and may catch a cold in the smallest extent. Be careful and prepare the room in advance for bath procedures.
If you still need a bath and the owner of the rabbit intends to start an unpleasant procedure, then first you should listen to the advice given by the breeders:
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Full rabbit bathing
Depending on the contamination, there are 2 types of bathing: full and partial. Full bathing is possible if the rabbit is completely healthy and easily tolerates a change in the environment. It is worth noting that stress can lead not only to illness but also to the death of a beloved pet.
First, prepare everything you need to take a bath. At the distance of your elongated hand, put a towel and bathing supplies( shampoo or soap).In advance, dial the water and carefully trace its temperature, it should not exceed 40 ° C, but not be below 38 ° C.Close all windows and doors to avoid drafts.
Now proceed to the very bathing. The helper should hold the animal firmly, closing its head and ears. The owner, using a bucket or a circle, does not make sharp or hasty movements, pours water on the body. If a special shampoo is used, then the flush is recommended several times, otherwise the animal may be poisoned.
After bathing, rabbit is wrapped in 2 towels and gently rubbed to dry the skin faster. In no case do not release the animal until it is completely dry, otherwise the animal will catch a cold, and then the hike to the vet will be mandatory.
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To minimize stress, use a partial bathing option. All preparation is carried out in the same way as during full bathing, only to lower the animal and to wet completely not necessarily. It is enough to wash only the contaminated part of the body. If the pet is dirty after a walk, then you can only wash the paws. In the case when the back of the body is dirty from the excrement, it is washed only by the area where it is needed. This type of washing also includes spraying the pet's water.
Washing of decorative rabbits is possible, and in some cases even necessary. But do not turn bathing into a daily ritual, thus exposing the animal to danger. After all, in order to get enough suffer and a small draft, and stress and strong fear can lead to death. A completely healthy animal is quite capable of self-correcting, and for this it does not necessarily endanger its life.