Keeping your rabbit clean is very important to your rabbit’s health. Not only does this prevent the spreading of fur and skin conditions, as they are easily spotted and treated, but it also prevents the rabbit from becoming covered in dirt and germs that may cause infections or health problems. It is important to clean rabbits correctly, however, or you may cause injury or illness.
Brush your rabbit with a rabbit brush regularly. This removes leaves, dirt and loose fur from the rabbit and provides you with an opportunity to check that it does not have any bald patches or skin conditions.
Run a small amount of warm water into a container if you need to wash your rabbit. For healthy rabbits, this is not necessary, as the above steps and its own grooming will keep it clean. Use a gentle baby shampoo in the water and ask a helper to hold the rabbit so its back legs are in the water, with its front half being held. Gently wash the rabbit using your hands and then rinse with clean, warm water. Dry your rabbit with small towels.