Giving my Rabbits a Spa Day

Giving my Rabbits a Spa Day

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hey guys this is haley from 101rabbits.com and in today’s video I’m gonna be showing you guys how I give my
rabbits a spa day so the first thing I’m doing here is brushing sterling with the
furminator I’ll leave the link down in the description bar below if you guys
want to see what that is but it’s one of my favorite brushes and
I do highly recommend it to anyone who has rabbits and then I just go ahead and
start plucking the little furs that are coming out of his butt sometimes it’s
honestly just easier to pull them out with your fingers than to brush them
that’s just what I’ve found personally and this is just something that happens when
rabbits shed kind of clumps of fur to start kind of falling out and then I’m just taking a pair of
grooming scissors and actually just snipping off a little tiny mat that
sterling had on the back of his neck it just happened because he started
shedding and he can’t really groom himself behind his neck so it was just
kind of an area that needed a little bit of help I will also leave these grooming
scissors down in the description below if you guys are curious and then I just
go through and brush a little bit with the Furminator this is also one of my
favorite brushes I will leave this in the description bar below as well and
the other brush I use I will also leave in the description I don’t know what
it’s called but it’s just like a normal flea type comb but I’ll leave that down
there as well then I’m just picking up all the little fur and moving it to one
side of the towel and then I’m gonna go ahead and turn the flashlight on on my
phone and start clipping his nails so my bunnies do not like nail trims but it’s
a necessity and part of owning rabbits they need to have their nails trimmed
short so that they don’t develop sore hocks or other issues such as ripping
their nails off or anything like that so sterling definitely does not enjoy
this but he does sit fairly well for his back feet I actually had his front kind
of sitting upwards just so I could get at his bottom feet a little bit better
I just kind of switch up the positions on what’s working that specific day as
you can see I set him back down here and then finished his back paw that way so
it really just depends on what’s working on that specific day on how I clipped
their nails and then for the fun part scent gland cleaning if you guys are not
familiar with this rabbits have scent glands on either side of their anus and
if you want more information on how to properly clean them I’ll leave the link
in the iCard up above I did a whole video explaining how to do this and
everything like that I don’t do this as often as I clip their
nails but I try to do it as often as I remember I’m just using a wet q-tip and
some wet paper towel to try to clean it out I made sure the water was a little
bit warm so that it wasn’t like super cold to the touch and I also want to
make note that sometimes it’s easier to have your rabbit sitting in your lap
that’s just what I have found so I actually climbed on the counter and set
him on my lap but it’s actually easiest if you have someone helping you do this
however I didn’t have anyone to help me so I had to figure it out myself and
next we have ebony I try to do her very fast because
she does not like being groomed at all so I just have the hair Buster here
plucking some fur real fast and then I just grab my phone and start trimming
her nails she honestly doesn’t shed as bad as or she wasn’t shedding as bad as
sterling so it was very easy just to brush her real fast and then clipping
her nails took a lot longer than the other bunnies simply because her nails
are black which means it’s harder to see the quick so I do use the flashlight to
really try to see through the quick but sometimes it is kind of difficult so I
do take my time and try to be careful that I don’t clip the quick because I
really don’t want her to start bleeding and that is quite painful for rabbits so
that’s why it does take me a little bit longer to trim ebony’s nails versus the
other bunnies and then on to scent gland cleaning my
bunnies do not like this at all like I mentioned but I definitely think I need
to start doing this more often just so that it you know maybe you’ll be faster
and easier to do it next time but I’m just quickly trying to do it as
fast as I can because I know ebony is not very happy with me and as you can
see I am clipping some of the fur around there butt just anything that might be
sometimes their back end can have little like urine dreadlocks and I like to clip
those off and make it all clean but it’s most important for elderly rabbits or
rabbits who aren’t able to clean themselves very well so now we have Lulu I am trying to be
very very careful with brushing her just because of her arthritis it can be a
little bit painful so then I just go ahead and use my hands to pluck out
little furs that are kind of sticking out she wasn’t shedding nearly as bad as
sterling was either I also want to mention that I do not grab on to my
rabbits really tightly when I brush them I kind of let them hop around the
counter a little bit just so that they don’t feel like really stuck and
enclosed and that can make them just a little bit more nervous so then I just
go ahead and clip her nails and her nails are quite easy a lot of them are
completely white so it’s really easy to see the quick which is super nice some
of her new claws are a little bit hard to get remember that rabbits have five
claws in the front and four in the back sometimes it’s easy to forget about that
extra little thumb nail that they have so don’t forget to click that those
little dewclaws are really easy to get stuck on things and get ripped off that
has happened to my bunnies in the past sometimes it doesn’t matter if their
nails are kept short sometimes it can still rip off anyways but it is a good
idea to keep them as short as possible to reduce this chance and then clipping
Lulu’s back paws I felt really bad she does have arthritis in all of her back
toes and her back legs so it was a little bit more painful for her but it
does need to be done because this really helps keep her sore hocks from getting
too bad and then I just climb on the counter and start cleaning her scent
glands as well but then after I cleaned your scent
glands I really tried to trim up that area down there because of her arthritis
she isn’t able to clean herself or groom herself down there so I really want to
keep the fur really short so that it stays nice and clean and it doesn’t get
any like poop or anything stuck to it and then I’m just clipping the bottom of
her little butt in the back just to keep all that nice and fresh and that’s
basically it that is all I do on my rabbit spa days of course they really
don’t enjoy it that much I definitely don’t enjoy doing it to
them but it’s something that’s a necessity for them they need to be
groomed they need to be brushed and they need their nails trimmed and they need
their scent glands clean so it’s definitely something that should be done
even if it’s not fun but that’s basically it for this video don’t forget
to look in the iCard for all the videos that go into more detail on how I trim
my rabbit’s nails how I clean scent glands and stuff like that and then I’ll
also have links down in the description on where to buy some grooming supplies
if you guys are curious but that’s basically it for today’s video thank you
guys so much for watching and I’ll see you very soon on a new one bye

100 thoughts on “Giving my Rabbits a Spa Day

  • Rin Yamashita Post author

    My bunnies don't hold still like that at all. So I always go to the vet to get it done.

  • lazy homebody Post author

    I'm wearing my 101 Rabbits t shirt(in blue) Lulu is a star- love the way she looks into the camera

  • MCivil Post author

    your rabbits are soooo much better then mine about being brushed and groomed. mine hate brushing and i have to take them to the vet to get nail trims .

  • Jade_ Eva_ Abdullah Post author

    I have a rabbit and your videos have really helped me make him live a happy life 😃 ❤️

  • theoriginalanimeker Post author

    Where do I find a wooden hair buster? or a pink one?

  • BUN CHUNGUS Post author

    Aww this is so cute, great idea! Self care while taking care of your buns. Your videos are so helpful

  • Jessica Williams Post author

    3:43 ebony is soo cute 🥰🥰 lulu and sterling too ofc x

  • Gracie Tollefson Post author

    I have a question. My rabbit lives at my sisters because she cants live with me, and they have another little rabbit. That rabbit is my nieces; she gets to be let out and she gets groomed and her nails trimmed. My rabbit doesn’t because supposedly she hates my sister. She need her nails trimmed, desperately bad, but my sister won’t do it. She also needs to hop around, but again she is not allowed to. My rabbit Ginger has grown to be kinder the more I have had her; how do I try to convince my sister to let me do these things? I can’t just sell her either. She is only kind to me and the people she gets to know, a lot of people would probably give up on her because she is ‘mean’.

  • Karen C Post author

    He's so calm compared to mine!

  • Joanna Balseca Post author

    What?! You think that’s Stirling not liking getting his nails clipped? You should see how my rabbit is! At least Stirling sits still. Wish you could come over to help me. Lol

  • Amy Ming Post author

    The rabbits look soooo cute when you sit up on the table and have their sweat glands cleaned!

  • jaclynleann Post author

    Brushes don't pick up a lot of my mini rex's fur, so I always pick at her tufts. She hates it but it's pretty satisfying for me.

  • cat desaster Post author

    Hey thx for the furmunater i have a loinhead he is SO fluffy snd we dont have the right tool so thx my potato says thx

  • Heather Holt Post author

    The Furminator has helped my babies so much with their coats. Thank you for mentioning it in a previous video or I would have never known!

  • LVioletta1 Post author

    This was very soothing to watch. Thank you! 🐇🐇

  • Cambrie Robison Post author

    I wish my rabbit would be able to sit still like your rabbits! Love the vid

  • Mary LeRoy Post author

    I looked your vids 😍😍😍 I am thinking of getting a bunny but am not sure could someone give advice that hasent been mentioned in a video

  • Chicken Nugget Post author

    Who would go and dislike a rabbit video?

  • Natalie Post author

    my bun trims his own nails (he never makes them bleed or rips them out) and i rllyyyy appreciate it

  • Myka Jackson Post author

    this is the cutest video ever!! thank you for sharing this super important (but really sucky) stuff with the community!

  • Forever Falls Post author

    Hey Hailey!! So I have a little tiny problem I need help with. So for a while my bunny (4 1/2 years old) has hard spots on her fur near her butt -I know it’s pee but I don’t know how to remove it. I also groom her and change her little daily. So is there anything I can do to remove it?!

  • Trader Dave Post author

    Hailey you encouraged me to try and do the same for my bunny Daisy. However Daisy had other ideas. I was able to comb her with the hair buster and get the hair off her butt that was stuck. But cutting her nails was a whole different adventure. She would not sit still and kept squirming and removing her paw any time I grabbed one to try and cut the nail. The back ones were the worst… I did the best I could without causing her to bleed but it was a nightmare. How do you get your buns to stay so calm… mine fought me the whole time.

  • Gianna Duenas Post author

    Wow and I’ve never gotten a spa day in my life😝

  • SuperSweetjazzy Post author

    Love your videos❤

  • Xx gachapineapple xX Post author

    Ummm you accidentally said furminator twice instead of hair buster

  • Robert Hahn Post author

    Thanks much for this video, I was wondering on how to do stuff like this. How often should the nails be clipped?

  • ᴘᴇᴘᴘᴇʀ Post author

    Wait did you just get the hair buster messed up with the ferminator???!!!

  • tinysarahanne Post author

    Where are your pajamas from? They are so cute!

  • Lilee Post author

    My bunnies like being brushed, but cannot stand their claws being clipped. I have never done their scent glands and actually my vets advocate against doing it very often. If they need to be done, they'll get done. But it's actually bad to do them too often. I fully trust my vets, if they need their scent glands doing my vet will do them.

  • Bethany Bunny Post author

    I really don't understand why u clean their scent glands I haven't ever done it and my rabbits are healthy and they are both 11 year old so I really really don't think it's something you need to do

  • Katie Finn Post author

    All the bunnies look so cute, I have 3 bunnies too. Thanks for the tips and I didn't even know that they have 5 nails in the front and 4 in the back.

  • Jessica M Post author

    My rabbits scent glands always smell like skunk lol and he is much worse about being held than ebony! But as soon as we’re done he always runs to his castle and flops like he’s over it lol! 🤣🐰

  • Karra Kov Post author

    Your bunnies sit so well for nail trimming! It’s a two person job to do mine because they fight it so much

  • Anthony Mcdonnell Post author

    101Rabbits my sister's who has a retired greyhound has laser treatment on dexter the greyhound since he has arthuritus like lulu , wound if this laser treatment thing would help Lulu

  • Anthony Mcdonnell Post author

    this what I mean as laser treatment Laser therapy involves directing infra-red radiation into inflamed or damaged tissues to accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
    Laser therapy is often used for musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis, but the benefits of laser have been suggested for a range of conditions.

    The laser is placed in direct contact with the skin which enables light photons to penetrate the tissue.

    Although the exact mechanisms are unknown it is thought that the specific wavelengths of light used may interact with molecules within the cells to cause several biochemical effects.

    These reported effects include an increase local blood supply, a reduction in inflammation and an increase in the speed of tissue repair.

  • Kendel Lewis Post author

    Can u do a video on just fur matts please?

  • Swedish Animals Post author

    Is it necesary to clean the sent glans beacuse i cant even pick my rabbit up becuse she just ceeps klickning and thumping. I would Never even be able to clen her sent glans. I have to go to the vet every 3 weeks becuse i cant even clip her nails. She hates being tuched

  • it's Starlight Post author

    Aww your bunnies are so adorable ❤️

  • Raquel Delgado Post author

    I want a chunky rabbit like sterling ! 😭 also can we just appreciate what a good boy he is while you’re grooming him!

  • Rabbit Bunny Life Post author

    Your bunny shirt is so cute!

  • DjAvaKitty Post author

    Lol when you were trimming his back nails you were holding him up straight he was like what is happening right now

  • DjAvaKitty Post author

    Omg milo! So cute!

  • Macada Kleintop Post author

    I am getting 2 bunnies soon and I was wondering if you still sell snug a buns and cage liners

  • TheGreymanWalking Post author

    he is bigger than i thought. I wonder if he's got some flemish blood in him.

  • k315189 Post author

    i also have 3 and dread spa days, you make it look so easy! 🙂

  • Jessica M Post author

    Where did you get that blue organizing box??! I have been looking for one like that to keep all of Thumper’s grooming supplies! 🐰❤️

  • Susan Holl Post author

    you are an asset to the bunny community. thank you very much

  • LPS Collie Post author

    Cute Shirt! Where did u get it! 🥰🐰

  • Wolf_ Girl_03 Post author

    I hate HATE cleaning there glands 🤢🤢 it’s so disgusting

  • Little reborn dreams 12 Post author

    Omg i love your videos

  • Mrs Kowald Post author

    Hayley this is very interesting. Could you do a video on how to bond your rabbits with other animals? I have two grown cats that I haven't introduced properly to my rabbit essentially because one is very much a hunter and showed signs of wanting to attack my bunny – she cannot free roam until the cats "behave" – they are quite elderly in cat age, 11 and 13 and my bunny is not quite 6 months.

  • Tyshawn Reid Post author

    Okay I will buy it for my kid

  • MuffinLop Post author

    Love how you handle them! It doesn’t look stressful

  • Oleta Post author

    I can't get the nail clipping down, you make it look so easy.

  • Deborah Kort Post author

    Hi. Unrelated, but I really need help. I have three spayed rabbits that I'm trying to bond. Right now they're in separate cages but in the same room. Two of them are also master escape artists and escaped at the same time this morning, leading to a fight. No blood was shed, but it definitely seemed very aggressive. Now they're fighting through the cage walls and I'm not sure what to do. Please tell me this doesn't mean they're unbondable.
    Ps, one of the rabbits (Larry)used to always go up to the cage wall with her head down, asking the other(nebula) to groom her. The other one always has, but now Larry flinches away when Nebula touches her face, even though she keeps going over there to request grooms.

  • Wilma Richardsson Post author

    so i just got a rabbit and im wondering how long should my rabbits nails be before i cut them? if anyone knows please respond, thanks

  • Negan Post author

    You need to do a Q&A on cleaning there scent gland as people had a few questions about it.

  • ElleNotTheMagazine Post author

    Sterling is such an angel! She stays so still during all the grooming and clipping. Wish they were all like that 😂💖

  • ElleNotTheMagazine Post author

    Is it necesary to clean out the sent glands? Since my vet has never even told me about it and I myself have never done it since I only know about them thanks to youtube videos. My rabbit is almost 3 years old and I don’t think my vet or anybody else has ever done it 😬 (I resqued him so I don’t know if the previous owners did but I daubt it since he was very badly taken care of 😕)

  • Hidden Holly Post author

    sterling is so cute

  • Marina Reese Post author

    My mom doesn’t want me to get a rabbit because are first rabbit wasn’t potty trained and my mom hated that

  • pequetris Post author

    Se porgan muy bien tus conejos muy lindos saludos desde chile 😍😍

  • Reagyn Hopper Post author

    How often should u groom them

  • Bunny Wink Post author

    How do you use the furminator (sorry if I spelt it wrong Idk how to spell) when I use it my rabbits go bald. I stopped using it since then. I use the other brush though.

  • Funny Bunny Post author

    Aw spoiled bunnies! You take amazing care of your bunnies and their so blessed to have a home with you

  • Vivian Winkler Post author

    how often do you groom them?

  • Claudia Warner Post author

    Wow Your Rabbits are so calm and well behaved..What are You using to clean their private parts . Water!? Or something else.?.Great education on proper grooming for Pet rabbits You're better than some Vets🤗..Are You using the phone headlight for nail clipping?..Love Rabbits!

  • Shya A Post author

    I've tried putting my rabbit on a higher place to groom him and he literally jumped the moment I thought he was okay. It scared me half to death.

  • Karen Peck Post author

    I have rabbits to but not to be mean but do more research on them and don’t do the Area cleaning

  • Sarah Hibbert Post author

    hi there, i would love to get a bunny so much. i was just wondering if it is possible to only get one rabbit instead of two. i love animals so so so much but i can only get one rabbit because of my parents. the bunny would get a lot of attention and possibly in future time i might get a second but not for now. is it ok to get only one bun? xxx

  • Maddy G Post author

    I just got two new bunnies and they’re kinda scared of me. Idk how to get them used to me. Does anyone have any tips

  • xXMidnight WolfieXx Post author

    Heyo. I have a rabbit that HATES being picked up. Do tu have any tips because I don’t want him to feel scared when I do.

  • Phibbert Love Post author

    hey
    i would love to get rabbits but can only get one at the moment. i may introduce another later in life. however for now only one is possible. will my bunny be ok by itself or will it suffer ? many thanks
    xxxx

  • Kaylene Ang Post author

    Sterling:Excuse me hoomin

  • Peggy’s Pet Paradise Post author

    Um I just want to no if plucking a bunny is good if it is I will do it

  • Kindisbeautiful Post author

    It must be the Netherland dwarf breed, is that what ebony is? Mine is such a squirmer too, she hates being groomed! I have never done my rabbits scent glands, is this something that NEEDS to be done?

  • Danielle Summerfeldt Post author

    Thank you for another awesome video! I was inspired after watching this and was trying to just check that my 9 week Lionhead girl doesn’t have matts in her area which she does have a few starting… but every time I pick her up she gives me til the count of three before she starts to Kick and panics like crazy. Idk how I’ll ever clip her nails and I don’t want to force her to stay still let alone scent gland cleaning or clipping hair down there. Any tips on helping a young bunny get used to grooming and being held? If I put her close to my chest to carry her somewhere she does ok but belly up and she freaks.

  • JosieLynn Hickey Post author

    my bunny is almost % months old and had no clue that they had sent glads at their butts and didnt kno they needed cleaned

  • JusGaming Post author

    What breed is Ebony

  • faith spagnoli Post author

    i just wanted to add this because i learned this in 4h for my rabbits one way to help clean their sent glands is to use baby oil is helps a whole lot getting all the gunk out

  • Julie Novotná Post author

    Do i need to use natural products to clean theirs scent glands?

  • Kelly's Shrimp Post author

    Animal nail clippers are made to cut vertically it squishes the nail less

  • Felicia The Dinosoar Post author

    My buns love watching your videos with me!

  • Ashley Rose Post author

    Thank you so much! So informative.

  • Alesha Paden Post author

    You should never do that in a kitchen

  • Louise Blikman Post author

    I have a question how do you do with your cats and bunnies??

  • -Bro Sis Post author

    3 bunnies?! I have a bunny but it ran away and I cry

  • Pluto the bunny Post author

    Why is it so important to clean their sun clams?

  • Hamster Chronicles Post author

    How do you get your rabbits to sit still? Is there any way to groom a rabbit that won’t let you hold them or is young and doesn’t sit still?

  • Frida Jespersen Post author

    6:23 I’m dying Lulu looks so cute❤️

  • Mollie Constance Post author

    What happens if you don’t clean the scent glands? My rabbit is neutered but I don’t think he’d let me get that up close and personal with his weewee area

  • Pacific Ocean Post author

    I tried to use hair buster on my bunny, but it didn't do anything. 🤔

  • Shayla Jaye Post author

    2:04 omg sterling is so cute!! 🥺❤️❤️

  • Jessika Post author

    Awnn, my bun is waayy too fidgety for me to groom her like that

  • العمه سوسو 911 Post author

    But why you did that in the kitchen 😳🤭the hair and dirty oh god

  • La Mona AND Astrid Post author

    Hola nueva por aquí y suscrita espero tu gran apoyo en mi lindo canal

  • Marcelina Pilipionek Post author

    It's so sweet !!! I love rubbit .

  • Katy Sanders Post author

    My rabbit will not let me clip her nails and I don’t know what to do 🙁 she’s extremely hyper and won’t sit still either

  • Chris Carolina Ordinola Coronado Post author

    wow that's is true love 💖

  • Touka Kirishima Post author

    So cute rabbits

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