Springtime Shedding

March 28, 2017 at 12:53 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment
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“Charlie & Piper”

My big girl Piper is in the middle of a super-shed right now. I guess she’s getting ready for spring! She’s a New Zealand, so there’s certainly a lot of her to shed and I’m always careful not to let her mate, Charlie, ingest it all while grooming her. He’s a dwarf so that would be far too much fur for his GI system to handle. I can usually take a few handfuls off by raking my fingers along her back, but for a productive grooming session, I need to get her off of the floor where she can’t run away. I wait until she hops into her litter box and then I quickly pick up the box, bunny included, and put it down on a high table or counter top. There are plenty of treats throughout the grooming to placate her, but I know she’s going to be flicking her heels at me the moment I put the litter box back on the ground. Fortunately, she doesn’t hold a grudge for long and is back to her happy-go-lucky self in mere moments.

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