best clippers to use on a rabbit

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  1. Jan 2, 2013 #1

    luvthempigs

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    I am thinking about buying a pair of clippers to use on my fuzzy lop (she gets matted around her behind and it's hard to keep it clean) I usually just try to brush and seperate the hair then cut it off but I'm getting tired of doing it and Ethel doesn't really appreciate it either :sigh:.....

    I used to use Oster A5 on my horses and I liked them but don't know if they are appropriate to use on a bunny.

    Anyone have any suggestions on a good set of clippers? Or know if these would be good? http://www.jefferspet.com/golden-a5-two-speed-clipper/camid/EQU/cp/O3-A7/

    Also, What size blades are best? #40, #10 or #15?
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    I have Andis clippers. I usually use a 10 on rabbits, but a 15 could work too for matting, I have tried a 7 but it didn't work as well on rabbit fur. A sharp blade is a must as well.
    Those Oster clippers should be fine, most high quality ones made for dogs will work. It's the cheap ones that won't help you much.
    Clippers usually come with a 10 blade, so that should work for you.

    Be careful using clippers on a rabbit especially if you are not used to using them. Many rabbits are not used to clippers, but do seem to tolerate it well. Take it slow at first, but as you get more comfortable it should become a bit easier for you.
     
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    Good, thanks for the tips :)
     
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    I am a dog groomer and I love using the "peanut" versions for small or sensitive areas. You can even get an Oster brand mini clipper at walmart/meijer/pet stores for about $10 - $15 that are small powered by battery. Make sure you don't touch the anus, just clip around it. That is a very sensitive area and you wouldn't want clipper burn there.
     
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    What about these Andis clippers? http://www.jefferspet.com/proclip-ag2/camid/EQU/cp/AC-H1/cn/25013/

    They have a higher stroke per minute than the Oster clippers. And if I remember the Oster clippers got warm fairly quick (although Im not planning on clipping her whole body) I wonder if I should take a chance and try this brand instead?

    I used (or should I say tried to use) the smaller/cheaper type clippers when I had the horses and they just didn't seem to work well even just on whiskers. I doubt that I could cut hair on my bunny and especially since I have some matted hair I need to cut through at times.
     
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    with matted hair, that is a point. when i think of the size of my buns and the size of my clippers, i shudder to think about putting the clippers to them. BUT, my buns prefer each other. I am just there as a spectator in their opinion.

    All together, both brands are good and well-trusted. The faster the go, the easier it is to cut, but also means the quicker the blades heat up. With the small area you're looking at clipping, hot blades shouldn't be a concern.
     

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