Springtime Shedding

March 28, 2017 at 12:53 pm | Posted in rabbit | Leave a comment

“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.


Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: