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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Question Hey me again... My Rabbit and her kicking...

HEllo AGAIN,
Sorry if i bug you with all my questions !!! YEahh bit of a talker !!




ANyway ... I have a female rabbit and she's 9 mnths and something weeks... When i pick she really seems to kick and struggle... i'm supporting her but nothing changes. Am i doing anything wrong ??

2. I can't seem to get her used to being handled !! Everytime i go to touch her she seems to back into the corneer and make a squeaky noise. Probably meaning she is scared. How can i stop this ? What am i doing wrong ?


3. When i bring my rabbits inside i tend to use the bathroom due to the easily cleanable floor, and when my rabbit flops on the floor...does that mean that she is comfortable with me ?

Well it's not a question... but when i'm out in the garden i open my bigger more dosile rabbit and the cage and she either follows me or runs in the shed to see the other rabbits !! I think that it is so cute how she follows me !!!
( of course i check if there is any cats around, i keep and eye on her and i don't let her run off miles !! i follow her or she follows me ) She's my baby !!

Cheerzzz guys

I have a great website just for aall you rabbit loverzz it's
www.bunspace.com Just like myspace
You get to make a profile for all your adorable rabbits!!

I also took your advice and i have seperated my Rabbit and Guinea-Pig !! I think that you will be happy....

I'm also getting another rabbit... next door neighbours daughter is 1 and they have a shed for there bunnies and she let the female out and one of the males was out so they breed of course !! lol !! typical... so i get the pic of the litter !! i will keep you posted and put pics on when i have got her !! lol !! Then that is all the animals i will have i think 4 Rabbits will be enough
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RsBowden, Thanks for helping me.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 03:18 PM
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Aww.. you sound like a fantastic owner!!! YAY pictures!!!

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 04:53 PM
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How long have you had the rabbit? The struggling sounds like she's not used to being held yet. If she wasn't handled young it will take her awhile to learn that being held is ok, not threatening. Sometimes animals just don't like being held.

My chinchilla will throw himself on the ground when he is tired and needs a nap. It's just a power nap probably, however, they should always be responsive to your presence and noises. The bathroom floor is also probably cooler, so he may be hot.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-23-2008, 05:10 PM
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Most rabbit's don't like to be held. They are prey animals and feel much safer with their feet on the ground. I only hold my rabbit when I absolutly have too, like when they need their nails cut and stuff like that.

Usually rabbits flopping down on the floor to relax means that they are very comfortable and happy


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Flash hates being picked up, too. Approach her gently and just scratch her behind the ears and pet her, instead of picking her up, and she'll get used to the idea that you aren't going to pick her up every time, so she won't be as scared of you.

And yes, if she flops down, it means she's comfortable. Remember, rabbits are prey animals, so they're naturally ready to run from predators at all times. The more steps it will take her to get up and start running, the more comfortable it means she is with her environment. If her back legs at stretched out behind her, so you can see the bottoms of her feet, it means she's totally relaxed. Those are sometimes called "happy feet".

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I posted a topic about bunspace awhile ago, you guys should post your links on there

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Oliver and Ophelia still don't like being touched. I have had them for about a year and a half. I can tell Ophelia is making some progress but neither of them like me petting them - and they definitely don't like to be held. Penelope will tolerate me holding her but she would rather be on her own 4 feet. Teddy likes being held when he is in his own environment. Luckily both Penelope and Teddy love to have their head petted, ears scratched and kisses on the tops of their heads. I just have to get on the floor to make them the happiest. I don't mind.

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Acacia also does not like being held,when i got her and before she got spayed she was literally WILD and i really could not get her which sucked b/c thats not quality life.so i built a Rubbermaid Square house for her that was big enough for me to get into and i would sit down and talk to her and offer trats as she came up.now shes not thrilled about coming up but she doesnt fight like she used to-i think theyre like dogs and need to learn that your top bunny but not in a scary way.just let the bunncome to you in hisown terms and patience is a virtue,well worth it.
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Luckily I got my Nino at around age 5 weeks old so she's more lenient than yours I think but she doesn't like being held either. She doesn't mind me picking her up but when I hold her to my chest she either relaxes (once in awhile) or flails abit (most of the time). So yeah... you're not alone.

Oh and does it mean Nino is scared if I try petting her and she is like sort of leaning back and her ears lie down on her back?
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