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Post by emma'n'rio on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:02 pm

Hi everyone,

I was just wondering if anyones rabbits get hair stuck together around their mouths? Rio is a lion head and I have had to put her on a mainly greens diet as she wont eat hay and its the only way to keep her teeth down. She has now somehow got some hard knotted pieces of hair around her mouth. I don't know if I should leave them bearing in mind they have been there a few days already or try to soak or cut them off? Im just worried they are nipping her that's all.

Any Ideas?

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Post by KatieB on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:15 pm

If she is wet around her mouth at all I'd have a tooth concern there I think.

I would cut maybe with some teeny nail scissors?

One of my buns is also terrible for hay ... Have you tried grass?


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Post by emma'n'rio on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:25 pm

Its not wet its just rock hard and dry. Like when we get stuff in our hair n it goes hard lol. Think its possibly off either strawberries or blackberries. she had some the other day as a treat and they were pretty juicy!

Ohh honestly ive tried tonnes or hay and the readi grass too she will eat fresh grass but that's about it. She costs me a bloomin fortune in fresh stuff and detals and hay which ends up just getting peed and pooped on lol.

I may try and cut them off .. if I have fingers left it will be a miracle hahaha Laughing 

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Post by KatieB on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:34 pm

Good luck !
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Post by emma'n'rio on Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:51 pm

Il let you know how we get on Very Happy 
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:12 pm

Mike has had to cut some matts off one of our Lionhead boarders tonight he had them at the back of his head and near his ears. Mike gently prises them apart with a small pet comb and then gently cuts them off.

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Post by emma'n'rio on Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:20 pm

I'm just weary with them being so close to her mouth in case she jumps or something. I cut a few off her mane last week when her moult was at its worst. Poor little fur balls ey :-(

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Post by gentl on Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:22 pm

Rory didn't have matts there exactly, but he did have some dried veg stuck around his mouth like a mustache.  Please don't laugh...I got him to face me and his nose was going so fast.  I couldn't clip that quick to I started twitching my nose as fast as he was(I tried anyway).  Then I started slowing down.  He slowed down with me.  I opened my mouth to say hold still and remarkably he opened his too! I was able to seize the offending hairs and trim them with my finger between his face and the scissors.  I used little curved bandage scissors.  I highly recommend getting a pair of these type.  They work good with peeps too.  [url=]Clicky[/url]

Sorry about the size of the pick. I resized on photo bucket but it obviously didn't do it. The scissors are 3.5" long
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:00 pm

How did you get on hun, they are not always very co-operative are they?

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