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My new bunny, Kingsley, was just rescued from the side of the road and brought to a shelter. He and his sister are covered in this brown stuff that I thought was dirt. I tried to give him a gentle bath to remove anything that could help him get clean. Nothing has worked, not bunny shampoo, water, anything. I feel so bad because he is still dirty and needs a good cleaning. The stuff seems to be oil based since the water won't clean him. I want to be careful that he doesn't ingest something he shouldn't while cleaning himself.
I NEED HELP
I forgot what was used at the Rescue I volunteered for years ago. I tried to find some good info about situations like this and I did find an extreme case where the bunny was covered in Vaseline and coconut oil. Rabbit-Savvy Dana Krempels offered some advice to someone regarding their situation, and though your bunny isn't as bad as the one she is talking about, there are some tips in her answer that may be helpful http://en.allexperts.com/q/Rabbits-...ly-oil.htm (you have to scroll down a bit to get to her answer)
I started this topic with my older account that suddenly went wonky on me! Darn technology! So Kingsley is all clean now-we went to the vet for a check up and the vet did a bit of a hair cut. He has a bunny mushroom cut right now, but looks much better! He is doing so great and the vet said he is perfectly happy!
So sorry I've been late responding-and thank you so much for your responses!