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Forum DIET & CARE Molting Made Easy for Fine Fur (lint roller)

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    • Autumn's Dad
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      Hello all, its been a long time since I last stopped by. Autumn is now happy and comfortable in her new home. Hope you are all keeping well.

      This is a little trick I trailed recently. I’ve had Autumn for nearly three years but never found a satisfactory grooming tool that could remove the very fine hair of a Miniature Rex Rabbit, even Knit combs failed. now I use a standard lint roller, ironically for removing pet hair from clothes. First, I let her investigate it and then rolled the edge over her along the grain of the fur. She flinched but when I showed her the mass of fur, gave her a treat and repeated she did not flinch the second time, despite the roller grabbing fiercely to her coat. By the end I ended up with this! (see picture below). 

      While it could seem aggressive, it removes the old coat very quickly and effectively, helping prevent wool block and stasis (which the scamp suffered twice before I learned this). She certainly looked chilled out after the loose fur was gone   So, a tip for those with fine- furred rabbits.                    

      A.D


    • BB8
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      Cool! I have a mini rex and he’s my first rex so I wasn’t sure what would be the best way to groom him. Thank you!


    • OnyxMoon
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      Thanks so much for sharing this tip!! I am actually getting a mini rex kit in a month or so, and was worried about grooming issues.

      The breeder said they don’t need grooming, but I read (before going to see the kit) that mini rex’s have plush coats and need regular grooming. They even said they could get blisters from grooming them. So thanks a ton for this tip!!


    • Autumn's Dad
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      BB8: No problem, though this method is one of the best logistically, only use this when they are molting as regular use could irritate Rabbit’s skin.

      OnyxMoon: No problem, though I’d steer clear of this method on young or very old rabbits as the skin may be too fragile for the harsh roller. But when they are mature and have tougher skin this method is good for the annual molt but not for regular use as It may irritate the skin used frequently.


    • OnyxMoon
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      Thats what i was thinking, when theyre older! Thanks for the clarification as well.


    • kurottabun
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      A lot of people have been lint rolling their rabbits too around here lol! Normally I would roll it a few times on my clothes first before using it on the bunny, just so that it’s not SO sticky that it can potentially hurt him


    • Autumn's Dad
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      Onyxmoon- No problem
      Kurottabun- cool, I know there was something on it years back but couldn’t find it again. She’s been annoyed and probably too warm but after I removed 6 sheets that look like the picture above, she’s back to her old self

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Forum DIET & CARE Molting Made Easy for Fine Fur (lint roller)