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Post by Admin on Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:15 pm

albino well i've gone and booked in a wascaly wabbit for tomorrow.......HELP!!!

i did do a rabbit maaaaaany years ago,and found out they have thin ,loose skin,powerful legs,and tails you can easily chop right off! .......so this one is an angora,fairly badly matted Shocked
I guess it will need clipping....should i go with the safe 'ol 10# ?? i think you can also sort of tear mats off rabbits and cats?? whats the story with that

thanks in advance .........

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Post by Coatsntails on Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:58 pm

I clipped a Dwarf rabbits nails the other day and she was absolutly beautiful. Owner held her and we put a blanket over her head. Better than any dog, and I also used the small puppy nail clippers. One tip, rabbits are terrified of dogs, so don't groom her where she can smell any other dogs you have around if that is possible and keep her as calm as possible. BTW keep her away from the mauve spotted dalmation!!!!!
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Post by CoatCutter on Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:59 am

I clipped an angora a few years ago. It was matted bad Evil or Very Mad Took me about 3 hours. I used 10's, 15's, 30's, and the occaisional 40, so if you can get away with a 10, good for you. Their skin is as thin as a cats, and they won't stand the way you want... not like a dog. You can't set them up and have them stay. You may need another pair of hands around. Is the owner staying? Also did another one... this time just the privates... was coated with half dry half wet diarrhea/pee mix. pale As for tearing the mat off affraid I would think that it would take the skin with it, unless it was in the early stages (like a moulting Sibe where you can pull the chunks out - good fun BTW), after all, don't they make Akubra's out of wabbit fur???. Good luck, and don't forget the pics albino albino albino Cool

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Post by Admin on Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:54 pm

well ZigZag was MATTED ....he bought a full body helmut in with him! all his back and aroung his neck was pelted.
Thankfully,our forum member bdavey(barbara) came to visit and observe some grooming today,so i had an extra pair of hands. I doubt she'd bargained on a wabbit though,but did a fantastic job at Wabbit Whisperer for me.Actually,ZigZag was pretty good ,for a rabbit !
So we started with a 10 ,and that was slow going ,so after trying a few other things,we pulled out a brand new Buttercut 15 # ,and had more success with that. I picked ,mashed and snipped my way through.
Its not a pretty sight,and unfortunately i didnt get a after shot ...but we gave him kinda a schnauzer style,short back ,neck,chest and tail and down half his back legs ,and completely left the underside,which was not matted.




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Post by Admin on Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:56 pm

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Post by StarDreaming on Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:44 pm

WELL DONE Very Happy

Better You than ME !!!

What a Face I HATE rabbits affraid - can't hold them, will only clip their nails if someone else is holding them
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Post by Aurum on Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:41 pm

I grew up on a farm & our neighbour had Angora rabbits, from memory the fur was pulled out not clipped at all. affraid

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Wabbits!!!!

Post by Sinner on Fri Jan 09, 2009 8:14 pm

Oh Aurum OUCH !!!!!
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Post by Tail's a Waggin' on Sat Jul 04, 2009 8:13 pm

That wasn't the Easter Bunny was it Question albino . We're not ready for you yet because we are celebrating

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Post by jonna on Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:19 am

Well done! The only bunny I ever had cancelled. I would have used a 15 or 30.

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Post by shiveringpuppy on Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:21 am

Back in the days I use to have a rabbit that comes in with severely matted poopy butt all the time.



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Post by jonna on Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:32 am

Jeez Louise....poor bunny. Good work Shiv.

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Post by mollaholland on Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:29 am

i had to shave off a rabbit on sat she was in such a state the owner found her in april like it and had left it this long to get her shaved her front legs where fused to her body by hair so she couldnt move her legs properley

and she had urine burns all down her legs and was covered in fleas








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Post by CoatCutter on Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:46 am

Nice work Em. The last rabbit I did had to be done with a 10/15/30. Looks like you were using a 5 or 7. Cool

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Post by mollaholland on Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:52 am

it was a 10 on the back and a 30 on the bottom was really bad cc
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Post by jonna on Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:57 am

Poor thing. I'm sure she feels much better. Great groom! How long did it take? What did you charge?

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Post by mollaholland on Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:03 am

took me and my sat girl 45 mins and we charged her 35 for it
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Post by shiveringpuppy on Sat Sep 19, 2009 3:02 pm

Rabbits skin are soo hard Mad exspecially when the matts are so tight to the skin.

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