Oh No, Not Brushing

Dad says I need to be brushed again – he says I’m getting a little “frizzy.”

smooshed gus

Well, ok, I guess he’s right about the “getting frizzy” part, but do I really, really need to be brushed? Isn’t there another way?

No?

smooshed gus closeup

Oh bother.

-Gus

Gus's Newer Portrait

8 comments

  1. My rabbit doesn’t much like brushings either. What kind of brush do you use? I’m always curious about what other people do. Lately I’ve been using a technique my vet recommended: rubber dishwashing gloves. They do a quick and thorough, albeit — unlike what the vet said (that the fur would gather up on the gloves for easy disposal) — messy job. (Maybe I got the wrong kind of gloves?)

  2. I use 3 different kinds of brushes:

    1 – The kind of fine brush that you get for cats (very fine, bristles are curved at the end)

    2 – A regular soft brush (like a small hairbrush) with dense bristles

    3 – A very, very, very fine metal-toothed brush which is I think called the “furminator” which I use very gently to get rid of very fine hairs (especially useful for Gus, who’s fur is very fine) – my vet uses this brush as well.

    I had never thought about the rubber dishwashing gloves, perhaps I will give that a try sometime (I’m sure Gus will disapprove just the same though).

  3. Ooh brushing is not fun, I agree! Maybe if you get some treats afterwards you could bear it? (Maybe you’ll even want to be brushed on a daily basis then!! 😛 )

  4. I must go and get a new brush and a comb – Miss Eve is easy to de-fur, hers is sticking out in chunks and I just pull it out and then give her a back massage, she loves it… Problem is Neville….he sheds from everywhere and he really needs a brush. Thankfully, the moulting time is over. For now.

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