Hey! Thanks for the answers.
The girl will NOT come out of her cage. It's funny, she will lie on her tummy with her paws next to her side, leaning out as far as possible to try to grab whatever treat I'm dangling without having to actually put paw on floor. I even sometimes leave treats or salad bits just sitting right out of reach in the hopes that bunny curiosity will get the better of her, when I leave her door open in the day.
She's a determined little thing & obviously has no trust in the floor. I do have hope she'll get used to it someday! You're very right that that would make it much easier, she didn't like being forced to move at all.
She's going to the vet today, actually, for her first real check up. After she started to eat well, I decided to let her wait a week before taking her in just because she seems so scared of everything & I wanted to let her get more relaxed first. And she's kind of doing that, but I bet after today she'll be freaked out again. Some things, she's just got to do though, I can't let this go forever. We'll set up spaying when I talk to the vet -& as long as she's a she, lol, I was TOLD but never checked myself, part of why she's still ms. bun instead of a more formal name.
So spaying will help with territorial behavior? I'd love it if I could just clean the thing without her freaking out.
I know, I'm probably paranoid about freaking out the bunny. I just want her to have a peaceful, non-stressed life, and I want her to be comfortable with the big people around her. Last night she decided to come & eat salad from my hand again, so maybe she's forgiven me (or she wanted salad, either way is OK). I just don't want her impression of me to be a giant hand reaching into her home & pulling her out against her will, y'know? That can't be reassuring. I also need to start brushing her, she has so much hair. Her past people did give her a clip- she's an angora- but she is going to end up with hairballs and dreadlocks if she doesn't let me touch her more.
Anyway, thanks & I appreciate any other advice anyone has on socializing a bunny that's spent a whole year or so just living in a cage.