I have 2 buns, 1 male mini lop (2.5 years old) named Oreo and 1 English spot (< 1 year) named Zelda. Both belong to my son, who has gone off to college this fall, and so I'm now their primary caregiver. Zelda has no problems, but Oreo has a special bond with my son and hasn't been the same since he left. He seems down & cleans himself much less than usual. I had him fixed in August because he can be a bit aggressive, but ever since my son left he is just plain old DIRTY, and basically I'm not sure how to clean him. He blew his coat recently, and I'd brush him as much as he'd let me, but he hates his backside being touched & whoever tries it is in imminent danger of being bitten. Since he's blown his coat, a bunch of loose fur has created kind of a ring around his bum of fur mats and now I can see that it gets wet and also has some fecal matter on it. I know this needs attention pretty much ASAP, but I could use some guidance from some experienced owners! I've looked into rabbit groomers but can't find any. I've considered calling a vet for suggestions as well. I've thought about putting a small amount of water in the tub and letting him sit in soapy water to loosen things up (he's had full baths before and likes them), but not sure if this is the best approach. It doesn't help that I'm the only one who can really handle him, and even then it's difficult to get him to "submit" on his back. Any ideas on procedure, shampoo, etc? I really don't think a dry bath will cut it at this point. :-/ Thanks!