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ohmygosh! He's so CUTE!!!

I find them easier than shorthairs for grooming.
Really? I haven't had to much trouble with my short hair yet. He's young though, mostly he just sheds.

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my Elop buck was the worst shedder EVER!!!

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oh my goodness... that looks like fun.

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No. There is nothing fun about a molting bunny o-e

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I haven't experienced that yet. How often does it happen? Is it breed specific? I'm still pretty new to bunny experience. Not even a year yet.

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we filled a plastic grocery bag with his fur. this was supposedly an annual thing, and he still wasn't finished by the time winter had set in.

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Annual is okay anyways. They will get brushed a lot like the dogs anyway, more so probably, I have a long haired australian Shepard that sheds constantly so I'm no stranger to grooming. If I don't tackle his fur a lot my tan Carpet turns black. Can't get it off the floor either. I go through one to two vacuums a year.

Any grooming tips for bunnies I may not know other than brushing guys? I noticed My Rex/dwarf is shedding slightly, so is the angora baby.

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with the wool breeds you can tug the excess hair. gently pinch the wool, and slowly and gently pull out, it'll take all loose wool with it.

white vinegar can help keep white coats nice and white, just wet a paper towel and wipe him down. Neutering will prevent him from spraying himself (boys are gross). But if he does stain his coat, tear free baby shampoo will get it out also. Baths are rarely recommended, improper drying could make your bun sick, my Lionhead is trained to blow dry for that purpose.

watch for mats in the tail area, sometimes it's hard for longer coated breeds to keep their butt clean, also behind the ears and the ear wool can mat. if they're too bad, just clip them out and call it good.

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Okay that's helpful. I do have a travel blow dryer that doesn't get to hot. That will be good in case I need to bath them. I believe they are both neutered. The place I got them doesn't sell animals without them being up to date on everything and neutered. They also keep records on who provides the animals. Once I get more experience and a larger home :/ I plan to adopt. My husband is already trying to talk me into a one eared rescue but I don't want to get a rescue right now when most could have issues that could need a lot of attention. I don't think I have enough experience for that right now. Winnie is my first bunny and I just got him in December. I think three would be pushing it. Sorry to rant I must have needed to talk about that. Geez...

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I used to have 6, litter training made my life so much easier, and it's supposed to be a cinch with neuters. Mine were intact.

ALSO, if they ARE both neutered, you can bond the two of them (since domestic bunnies are social critters) and it'll be one cage to care for.

I knew a moderator on my rabbit forum who had a bonded herd of 5 males and females. I would love to have that happen some day! ^_^

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