- How often your rabbit needs to be brushed depends on fur length/type. Wool breeds, such as Fuzzy Hollands, Angoras, or Jersey Woolies, will need to be brushed daily or at least four times a week. Holland Lops and other short-haired breeds only need to be brushed weekly. Rex and Satin breeds actually shouldn't be brushed at all; it ruins the coat's thickness and soft density.
- You should brush your rabbit more often when they are molting (shedding), their coats. Usually they will have heavy sheds at least twice a year, and around 2-3 months old as they molt out of their baby coats. Brush and pluck (pull out the loose fur), your rabbit daily - no matter the breed - when it's molting.
- A rabbit's skin is very delicate. Don't use rough or wire-toothed combs/brushes on the tummy, legs, or head. Only over the back, and only if the rabbit has thick fur or is molting.
Before I begin, I'd like to say that there's no right or wrong way to groom your rabbit. As long as you aren't causing your bunny pain, and your accomplishing the task (helping the rabbit through a molt or to detangle the fur), you aren't doing it wrong. Here are some guidelines for how, and how often, you should brush your rabbit.
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