I've just been at my wits' end trying to brush Sir Rupert. I've tried both the furminator and the hairbuster, and while they both pick up hair just fine (I do have to pull, though), Sir Rupert hates both of them. Hates. So much so that when he feels it on his back he'll just run away now. It might just be because he's not used to being brushed, but he never looked this bad when I got him from the shelter so they must have used something. I am thinking of calling the shelter to see if they know what they use on their rabbits, but for the meantime, does anyone use a better brush (better as in they'll stay still and the brush will still pick up hair) for their bunny? My partner suggested a boar bristle brush because that's what he uses on his cat, but I'm afraid that it won't work on bunnies because the hair quality is so different.
If it makes any difference, Sir Rupert is a Himalayan mix and his hair is short-medium and very very thick.