Marie Pavaday-Pillay advises how to tackle grass stains...

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My white Dwarf Rabbit often gets grass stains on her fur when she is out in the garden. What can I use to clean her fur?

Marie says: Firstly, it is important to check that your rabbit doesn’t have any medical conditions, such as a urine infection. A general health check with your rabbit-savvy vet would be ideal to rule anything medical out. If it just appears to be from the environment, such as damp grass, you can provide her with a large digging tray. Rabbits love to dig and roll around in the area they have dug out, and the soil (or children’s play sand) can help to clean their coat. Socialising with your rabbits regularly will also enable you to introduce gentle grooming. Ideally, you should sit with your rabbits in their environment every day to help them feel safe around you. Once a bond has been built, you can lightly groom them using a small double tooth comb or slicker brush to help remove any old, stained fur.

Marie Pavaday-Pillay – Behaviour & Training Specialist – Small and Field Animals at Wood Green, The Animals Charity.


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