Grooming And Cleaning

Brushes, Combs & More For Easy Rabbit Grooming & Cleaning

Keeping rabbits clean and well-groomed is essential to their health and happiness. Rabbit grooming tools like slicker brushes, de-matting combs, latex grooming brushes and furminators help remove loose hair and prevent matting.

Our own rabbits love being brushed with The Kong Zoom Groom, which helps to gently remove their loose hair like a magnet. Some of our customers love them too!

Browse our selection of Grooming & Cleaning Products for Rabbits:

“This is a brilliant brush! I dipped it in water and it really helped the hair come off and it’s so easy to clean after. Willow seemed to really enjoy being brushed, it was like it was massaging her too. Best brush I’ve ever used!” – lauraloo_2 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

For sanitation, litter boxes with hay racks, litter pellets and scoops make potty training easy. Disinfectants and cleaning supplies keep hutches fresh. With the right accessories, grooming and cleaning are simple.

Case Study – How Do You Groom A Bunny Who Hates Being Picked Up?

A group of 34 rabbit owners were asked this exact question, and had these great tips to share:

  • Get down on the bunny’s level. Sit or lay on the floor with them instead of holding them up. This will help them feel more secure.
  • Offer healthy treats during grooming. Pellets, small pieces of fruit/veg, or foraging treats work well.
  • Start with short grooming sessions of just a few minutes and work up from there. Keep sessions positive. Stop if they seem very stressed.
  • Try different brushes to see which they dislike less. Some bunnies prefer soft bristle brushes, glove brushes, or even damp hands over certain brushes.
  • Groom while the bunny is distracted with a meal, favourite toy, or organic toy to chew on.
  • Have a helper provide pets or treats while you brush.
  • Lift and groom just one area at a time if needed, like just the back or belly area. Allow bun to relax in between.
  • Give bunny a treat and pets as a reward after grooming to help make it a positive experience.
  • Be patient and keep sessions relaxed and calm. With time and positive reinforcement most bunnies will come to accept or even enjoy grooming.

Rabbit Grooming FAQs

Rabbits should be brushed at least weekly, and more often during heavy shedding seasons which are typically in spring and fall. Long-haired breeds may need daily brushing. Regular grooming prevents matting and hairballs.

Essentials include a slicker brush for removing loose fur, a flea comb or mat splitter for detangling, nail clippers for trimming nails, and grooming wipes for spot cleaning. A flea comb is also handy for checking for fleas and ticks.

Use a pair of pet nail clippers to trim just the tip of each nail, avoiding the quick (pink area containing blood vessels). If unsure, have a vet or groomer demonstrate proper techniques. Provide rough surfaces to encourage natural wear.

Spot-clean litter boxes and pick up stray poops daily. Dump and wash litter boxes weekly. Do a full deep-clean with disinfectant monthly or whenever odors arise. Wash food and water bowls daily. Remove soiled bedding as needed.

Top 5 Rabbit Grooming Tips

Brush your rabbit weekly to remove loose fur and prevent matting. Use a gentle slicker brush and go slowly.

Trim your rabbit’s nails every 4-8 weeks using pet nail clippers. Provide rough surfaces to wear nails down naturally.

Give your rabbit a weekly health check. Look for lumps, bumps, wounds, or signs of illness and consult a vet if needed.

Spot-clean litter boxes daily. Dump litter trays weekly and disinfect monthly. Replace soiled bedding promptly.

Handle your rabbit gently and let them feel secure during grooming. Keep sessions short and positive.