- Some pet shops sell rabbit-safe shampoo; this often isn't safe at all. Rabbits have very sensitive skin and shampoo can easily irritate it and cause a rash or fur loss.
- If your rabbit gets water in his or her ears this can easily result in an infection. Rabbits do regulate their body temperature through their ears. This is known as thermoregulation. With water in their ears, a rabbit's ability to adjust their body temperature weakens and this can lead to death.
- Wet rabbit fur takes a very long time to completely dry. While drying, a rabbit can actually go into hypothermia. This is the opposite of a fever, when the body temperature gets dangerously low.
- Rabbits, who have never been near water besides to drink it, can easily go into shock and die when being placed in water.
Rabbits bathe themselves very well like a cat. Have you ever seen your rabbit drop everything to groom itself? This is the way it should be. People who bathe their rabbit on a whim without even researching if it's safe or not, or for any particular reason, are irresponsible and could cause harm to their bunny.