Grooming and Clipping Services
(please be advised that I reside in Googong, NSW)
everything else I'm occupied with, I provide a boarding and clipping/grooming service. These extra jobs came about through
default - meaning that I never intended to offer them, but due to the fact that pet owners didn't have anyone else to
go, I thought I may as well help them out. Another mouth to feed or coat to clip/brush doesn't daunt me and I would much
rather provide these services than imagine any bunny suffering just because they had no where else to go . . .
For many years I kept English Angora, Jersey Wooly and Mini Cashmere Lops and as a consequence gained
a great deal of experience in caring for long coated rabbits.
The Angora is top of the list
when it comes to the necessity of clipping and grooming. Their coat grows like sheep - continually. Angoras should not have
to suffer a matted coat (which can vary in extremity) and therefore need regular attention.
semi-long coated breeds grow their coat to a certain length and that is it. However, when rabbits shed their coat and owners
miss grooming them, some (not all) can end up with matted areas that need to be dealt with.
a average job, I charge a minimum of $40, which is quite reasonable considering the time and effort it can take. If needing
major work the price would naturally increase, though I still try to keep it at a fair/reasonable amount.
Bunnies tend to be dropped off in the morning and picked up in the afternoon. I like to give bunnies 'time out'
during a clip, so they can take a break to hop around, go to the toilet and refresh themselves with food or water.
Here are example photos of a cross bred angora bunny, which was dumped in a cardboard box next to a rubbish bin.
A young lady found and adopted the poor fellow and brought him to me to sort out the massive problem. Although it is not obvious
in the photo below, he actually had large solid masses of tangled fur literally stuck to his skin.
Before and half way through
the clipping procedure . . . .
. . . . and then finally all done and most definitely feeling much more comfortable now!