How to Give a Pet Rabbit a Bath

Cleanliness is of extreme importance in society. Bathing regularly and keeping oneself groomed and clean allow one to be perceived better by others than one who looks and smells. Animals also require cleaning and although they would have managed it by themselves in the wild, when they are domesticated and become pets then bathing them is important. Rabbits are a special case and require extra attention.

Things Required:

– the pet rabbit
– a tub to fit the rabbit in
– warm or cool water depending on the season
– aromatherapy candles
– bath salts
– shampoo
– conditioner
– a towel


  • 1

    Fill the tub up with lukewarm water if it is winter or cool water if it is summer. Let the water rest for a bit as it will get closer to room temperature. Make sure the water is not too hot or too cold as your rabbit will find that uncomfortable.

  • 2

    Insert the bath salts and the bubble make to the water and mix until the bath looks like it belongs to some Hollywood movie star with the life of luxury that some billion dollar magnate leads. Remember to make sure that the water is nice and bubbly for your rabbit to enjoy.

  • 3

    Test the water out with your hand to make sure that it is perfect for the pet rabbit. It should not burn or prick the skin but rather feel like something welcome has enveloped it. Do not make the water too deep for safety reasons.

  • 4

    This would be a great time to light the aromatherapy candles and stir the water around gently. You should have to perfect temperature by now and the optimum amount of bubbles for the rabbit.

  • 5

    With the mood set, you may bring the rabbit in to where the bath is situated and gently place it in the water. Be sure to do this very slowly so that the rabbit does not get startled and tries to jump out.

  • 6

    Allow the fur to become soaked before applying a dash of shampoo and beginning the lathering process. Make sure to do this gently so that you do not startle the rabbit.

  • 7

    Let the rabbit enjoy the bath for a few minutes before washing the shampoo off. Remember to use slightly warm water to rinse off the shampoo and make sure that you get all of it off the rabbit's fur.

  • 8

    Place the bathrobe on the rabbit and allow it to soak up all the moisture and wetness. Gently dry your rabbit. Once dry you can gently brush your rabbit's fur. Well done, you have just bathed your rabbit.

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