Grooming normal or shorthaired rabbits is simple and straight forward, very little is required. Run your hands through the rabbits fur (from tail to head) about once a week, perhaps dampen your hands with a little water. You may need to check target areas around the genitals, if soiled use a soft bristle brush and babies wipes to clean and keep a check on the inside of the front legs. You should rub the coat daily when the rabbit is moulting.
Moulting is when rabbits loose one coat and grow a new one, in general rabbits moult twice a year (ready for summer and winter) however with our changing climate and rabbits kept indoors they can moult at any time of the year. You can help your rabbits moult by adding pro biotics to the water, I usually offer a couple of barley rings while in moult to stop rabbits loosing condition.
Rabbits nails grow continuously, they need to be kept short and neat, if rabbits exercise regularly on concrete, their nails will be worn down naturally, however rabbits kept in hutches or with grass access will need to have them trimmed around every 6-10 weeks. ALL rabbits will need their dew claws trimming regularly to stop them growing in, you can easily do this yourself once shown. I am happy to trim claws for you until you are confident.
If you fall in love with the cute cuddly charms of a longhaired rabbit (angora or cashmere for example) you must be prepared to put in the time and effort it takes to groom, you will need to spend a minimum of 10 minutes each day to care for an adult coat and up to an hour for the coat of a youngster, which is prone to matting.
You will need a fine metal toothed comb and starting from the rump comb through the whole coat piece by piece, ensuring there are no tangles as it will only take one day for tangles to become knots and knots to become mats, you must go slowly and carefully as rabbits skin is very tender. Areas to pay particular attention to are behind the ears, the armpits and the genital region as these areas tangle the quickest.