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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 03-13-2010, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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ok so my frind has a bonny named lexi and the way she picks her up is by the back of the neck, like the fluff and i don want her bun getting hurt so what should i do?? is it ok to pick a bun up that way???
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No... When they are babies, their moms can hold them like that. But when they are adults, being picked up by the scruff with no extra support HURTS! If the bun struggles when being held like that, it can easily break its own neck or back. When you pick up a rabbit, its should be hald against you snuggly with its front end and back end supported at all times.



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Yeah, a bunnie should not be hold like that Bad!
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i told her that picking the bun up like that could really hurt them and she said no... what should i do???
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Why does she have a rabbit?
Ask her if she doesn't care about her rabbit...

And then you can show her how a rabbit should be hold.
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Ask her is she would like to be picked up by the skin on her neck, and tell her that her rabbits could break their necks or backs being held like that. Then show her how to hold them safely.



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My god! That's like Magicians picking up rabbits by the ears! What the he** is wrong with some people? There seriously needs to be regulations on what kind of pets people can get, or even if they can get them. I swear, some people don't deserve to have pets because they can't take care of them properly ~.~

The only thing I can suggest is find websites to prove to her that's not how you pick them up, or...let's see...call the people that cater towards your area, when you're hanging out with her, tell them how she picks up her rabbit, then shove the phone to her ear so she hear them educate her on how to properly pick up a rabbit:

http://www.rabbit.org/hrs-info/contacts.html

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Okay thanks all.
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Omg today i was at her house and she picked up the bun and she squeeled i was like OMG the bun was ok but it broke my heart
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Ugh poor thing. Bunnies usually only make that sound when they are either VERY scared, or in pain.


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I feel so bad cause the girl wont listen to me and i dint want the bun hurt
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Did you call the rabbit house society? What's the condition of her cage? Does she keep the cage clean? If not, you could call the humane society, and once they see that rabbit is in unhygienic conditions they will *hopefully* take the bunny away. And then she'll get placed with someone better. She doesn't deserve to have a rabbit. What was her excuse for the rabbit squealing?
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the cage is clean. she said when a bun squeels like that they are just scared.. bun it was a painful squeel.
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"just scared".. wtf. You're not supposed to scare your pet
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Maybe you should tell her that rabbits can die from being "just scared".

They can sometimes die of heart attacks when they are really frightened.


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