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So, I just got my new best friend on Saturday (29th) from a pet shop in town and the person who helped me advised me to leave her in her cage for a couple of days before taking her out so she would get used to it but as usual, I didn't listen :/ now she hates going in her cage when I am away or when I have to sleep and she keeps doing the toilet on my bed.

I read a LOT about rabbits before I got her about body language and stuff and she nipped at my fingers a while ago and licked me a couple of times (I think? I'm pretty sure) which is apparently a really good sign but she runs away from me all the time when I try to pet her and and doesn't let me pick her up. She eats food out of my hand a lot though and jumped up on my lap a few times when I was just sitting next to her and does that side floppy thing which is supposedly good too.

She keeps doing these mixed feeling things and it's hard for me to get a grasp on whether she likes me or not. I hope it's just because I haven't had her for so long that she isn't responding to me much and is running away from me a lot because it would make me sad to think she was so scared of me and hates me forever :/ (Sorry if this is really long but I would really appreciate some help)
 

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She is a female and the person at the store said she was around 7 weeks old but she looks pretty big for 7 weeks but I could be wrong. I never go to her from above and I don't mind when she nips at my fingers. I do offer her treats like carrots but she doesn't seem to like them even if I just leave them in her cage. I don't mind if she isn't the kind of rabbit that loves to have you hold and cuddle her, I would just like it if she came to see me and talk to me or sit on my lap but from the way she is being I can't see that happening ):

Also, I read that you should pick your rabbit up and hold her against you hard so they know you are the boss and you won't hurt them but I would rather not because it doesn't seem like a nice thing to do and she really doesn't like being held, mostly by me for some reason as my aunt just waltzed in the other day and picked her up with no fuss, same with my sister :/
 

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I see. I would love for her to like me but I will wait, even though it is disheartening. I would hate to spend so long with her and getting nowhere and then she never warms up to me. So many people tell stories of their rabbits being so nice to them after a couple of weeks and it's so sad that mine hasn't turned out this way but, I have only had her for 3 days! So there's still time xD
 

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I understand it takes a long time for a rabbit to feel comfortable with you and I have been impatient but I know she will warm up to me eventually. She eats out of my hand and when she is lying down she seems to like it when I pet her (when she is lying on top of her boxy house thing) because she does that tooth purr thingy and when I sit near her she sometimes comes up to me. She bumps her nose into my hand sometimes, I read that that is a good thing? Anyway, we seem to be making progress. :)
 
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