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Q: Is it safe to bath a bunny

June 12, 2009 | By Brielle m. | 11 answers | Expired: 1908 days ago

Brielle m.

on a blog it said it was dangerous to bath a bunny because it can get stressed out and possibly die! is the true? plz help! :*)

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Jun 12, 2009

I feel it depends on the bunny and its level of socialization. I rescued two baby wild rabbits from a wheat field fire they set to prepare the field for planting and they loved going into a wading pool to swim. They lived out the rest of their days in a field behind our house. I would set them in the water cradled in my hands with their feet touching the bottom. They kind of swam out of my hands and into the water. I left the water level at right around their head so they never felt overwhelmed by it all. They were so cute playing in there. I stayed with them in case they wanted out. Never used soap on them or anything.

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Cheryl3651
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Jun 12, 2009

I wouldn't go sticking it in a bathtub full of water...that could stress it out. Spot cleaning under a faucet should be okay though. Bunnies groom themselves pretty well though, but if you've got one that for some reason does need a full bath just fill up the tub with about an inch of water and work with that. Keep water out of the face and away from the ears obviously, and dry very well. Selsun Blue works as a good shampoo for rabbits and guinea pigs and also kills mites. I found that out last year - and yes I've tested it and everyone lived ;)

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Amber L.
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Jun 13, 2009

It is extremely true. It is very unsafe to bathe a bunny. I don't care how many people have done it. It really messes with their body. We buy bath powder and bath spray for ours along with brushing. If she is real bad we get a small damp cloth and wipe her but that is it. I would never try to endanger my animal over something that you can avoid. They make other choices for rabbits out there, you just have to look around.

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