Site hosted by Build your free website today!

Cleaning Bunny’s Bottom Barney Pookah (know the Jimmy Stewart movie 'Harvey'?) as a baby.

Bunnies don’t usually need to be bathed - in fact, bathing them can make rabbits very sick, because they’re not accustomed to being wet and cold - it’s very bad for a rabbit. Bathing a rabbit can induce an anxiety attack, and there are many cases of bunns suffering heart attacks and dying from fright during a bath.

If you need to wash your bunny’s fur of her feet, tail or butt, for example if she has had diarrhoea and her backside is very dirty, the best idea is to place a clean towel on the ground, say in the kitchen or bathroom, and saturate the towel with luke-warm water (not hot and never cold water - cold water can put a bunny into shock) and then place your bunny on the towel, let the water soak into her, and massage her grubby areas gently but firmly with the wet towel until she’s clean.

If that isn’t getting her clean enough, in unusual circumstances, you can also give her a ’mini’ bath, but only in about one inch, two centimetres of luke-warm water (not hot and never cold water), only just deep enough to reach her bum. It’s also best to do this in a container on the floor, because rabbits hate water, and she will probably try to jump out of the water. So be VERY careful that she doesn’t jump out suddenly and injure herself - don’t take your eye off her for one second while she’s around the water.

After her fur is clean, be sure to sit her on a dry towel for a few moments - move her around on the dry towel a few times, and press the dry towel against her wet fur, so that you capture as much water from her fur as possible, and get her as close to dry as you possibly can - this is very, very important, to ensure that she doesn’t become chilled from her fur being damp.

     Dasher resting.
Back To Top Of Page


Bunny Rabbit Health, Treatment, Care
Digestive & Stomach Health - Constipation & Diarrhoea
Version française : Santé du système digestif des lapins
The Dangers of Heat Stroke
Happy Indoor House Rabbits
Bonding With Your Bunny
Trimming Bunnies’ Nails

Bunny Rabbit Links
Bunny Banners
Bunny Veterinarians

Article: A Little About Canaries

Wildlife Care
Article: Tinky the Australian Magpie Lark’s Story
What You Can Do To Help
Help for Wildlife Contacts

Photo Galleries
Our Pets
Our Garden

Favourite Links & More
Loss - Grief - Pantheism
More Favourite Links:
Victims of Crimes Assistance
Astronomy Links
Popular Science Links
Animals & the Natural World
Science Fiction & Fantasy Links
Gardening & Horticulture Links
Libraries, Museums, Translations

Pookie having a look.          
© Our site created 23rd May 2001, and last updated 27th April 2009.
Site maintained by our Webmasters - contact us via email.

Creative Commons License

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

Made in Australia