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Babies first haircut

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What to do on New Years Day? I'm shearing a bunch of baby bunnies! I am also learning how to go live on Instagram. Great time by all! Hubby was my sidekick, reading questions as they rolled in. Babies were awesome, they all tolerated me well. It's very similar to having several two year old little humans attempting to sit still for the barber. It's do able, & extremely helpful if you have mountains of patience.

My goal is to make the experience as calming as possible. These glorious little critters will grow up and will endure many more grooming sessions within their lifetime. We want the bunnies to be relaxed, healthy, and happy while they provide us with mountains of luxurious wool.

With the little ones, I generally work on them about 15 - 20 minutes at a time. I prefer to start by trimming their back legs, the vent area, and their belly. Sometimes I can get further, depending upon the individual rabbit's tolerance and my patience levels. If they are too restless, I can give him/her a break and start on the next one. Then later, when I do go back to finish bunny #1, the hardest part is already done.

I saved a video, it's a bit lengthy, and we didn't finish them all. We took a break & finished all the shearings later that afternoon.

In the video was a litter of F2's approx 2 1/2 months old.

Some of my favorite tools;

  • Wahl Bravura Lithium Shears; 5-in-1 blade easily adjusts between sizes #9, #10, #15, #30, and #40

  • Gingher Embroidery 4" curved sizzors

  • Dharma's Felting Blender Tool(Great brush for those wooly Giant feet)

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