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Forum HOUSE RABBIT Q & A My bun hates being brushed

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    • Lemski
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      my one bun hates being brushed or pet. She is molting and I’m not sure how to get the excess hair off. I’ve tired several brushes and wetting my hands or a paper towel but she just hates it. She also doesn’t really like to be pet so I try not to force interactions on her but her hair is everywhere and I’ve read they can get statis from it. She is more accepting of pets if she is close to her bond mate. I’ve had her a year and unsure why she hadn’t warmed up to me. Any help or pointers appreciated


    • Wick & Fable
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      Have you tried handplucking off tufts/areas that have released when she is close to her bondmate? You can sometimes get a significant amount while they are occupied eating veggies or pellets.

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      • Lemski
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        I’ve tired. She runs away and tires to hide so I give her space to cool down. She is so dramatic at times lol  She wasn’t this skittish before being bonded. Maybe I’ll try when she’s eating and close to her hubs.


    • LBJ10
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      Sometimes it’s less “traumatic” to simply pick them up, place them in an unfamiliar place (e.g. a table) and do a deep grooming for as long as you can.


      • Lemski
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        Thanks. I will try it!


    • Hey There Delilah
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      My rabbit loves pets but hates being brushed. It’s taken her a really long time to warm up to it. I find I get luckier if I distract her with something else, like greens or a chew stick.


    • DanaNM
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      Agree with LBJ10, two of my buns tolerate brushing, but the other two I have to put on the table to do a deep grooming when they are molting. Usually they are good with just a few of these (twice a week) during the heavy molting period. They forgive me pretty quickly once they get their post-grooming treat 🙂

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    • prince dorian the bun
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      Dorian (my bun) hates being brushed, he will hide if he even sees me grab the comb. He does get stasis from it, so it has to be done & I have taken to brushing him on a towel on a table… I can’t go longer than a couple minutes or he will still try and bolt, but at least I can get the worst of it this way. He isn’t happy about it but he does get a treat after, which seams to appease him. Pineapple as it helps break down the fur in the gut (as does papaya, but he doesn’t like that).

       


    • Rabbittherabbit101
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      If the tufts are very visible, my partner and I will lightly grab our rabbit’s with a sticky lint remover. We just graze the detached fur with it and we don’t get any of the other fur. She hates being brushed, so we do the less traumatic bits when she’s eating and then the parts we are not allowed to touch we will use the sticky paper for the tufts.

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