Thursday, 31 March 2011

Bunnies don't like baths

I'm seriously going to kill you.

We had a bit of a mites scare here yesterday and so the rats and rabbits all got baths with insecticidal shampoo. I didn't get pictures of the rats but the rabbits were subjected to all the humiliation I could offer them.

Oh God, I didn't mean it! Let me out! I won't hurt you!

OK, I lied. You better sleep with one eye open tonight.

I tried to convince Bruiser that the dreadlocks added to his rockstar looks but he wasn't having any of it.

Get that camera out of my face!

He was eventually persuaded to pose though.

Turns out that (for the rabbits at least) it wasn't needed. The rats have lice not mites and what I thought was ear-mites in Smirnoff turned out to be a bacterial infection. So that's all good. Lice are a lot easier to treat than mites as they can't live in bedding so I only have to treat the rats,rather than de-bug my whole house.

I got some anti-flea/tick/lice drops from the vets and treated all four small fuzzies, just to be safe.

Better safe than sorry, after all. Not to mention that drops are easier than baths!

What do you mean there was an *easier* way to do this?!

Ah crap, better run... Bunny on my ass!


  1. Who ever thought a bunny could look like a drowned cat?

  2. Bunnies are actually very much like cats! In many ways.