Pro Slicker Brush
Excellent for long-haired small pets
I use this on my long-haired male hamster. It brushes out bedding that gets caught in his hair and prevents tangles.
It would probably be useful for Angora rabbits also.
March 19, 2012
Good for a bunny
This brush is designed for small animals, not cats or dogs and this is very apparent upon touching the brush.
That said, I like this brush quite a bit for my long haired rabbit. I am a professional dog groomer and have several slicker brushes, combs, dematting tools and plenty more equipment. I started using a small dog slicker on the rabbit, a brush usually okay for cats, but the tines were too rough on his skin and he got brush burn too easily.
With this brush, it is gentle on his fragile skin and still brushes out his fine hair easily. His grooming regime starts with a going over with a metal greyhound comb to find any potential knots. The rabbit's backend is regularly trimmed short to avoid matting. After going over him with the comb, the slicker brush is good for putting his hair back in place and making it lie nicely on him.
May 22, 2012
Brush doesn't work well on Rabbit
My rabbit just went through a major shedding period. I tried using the brush to get all the fur, but it didn't work very well. My rabbit has very fine hair and it just didn't stick to the brush. Using my hands seemed to be the best way to collect the fur.
October 11, 2012
Don't Buy Pro Slicker Brush!
I have six cats. I gave them all a good brushing with this after it came in the mail, three shorthairs and three longhairs. I don't think it collected more than a dozen hairs after brushing all of them. I don't know who invented this brush, but they need to throw out the mold for this one and start over. Save your money!
July 6, 2011