BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > wE'RE OVER THE INFECTION BUT NOW SHE IS A BITER!
Last Post by Gravehearted at 1/08/2007 10:35 PM (7 Replies)
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User is Offline dmh426
Syracuse, New York
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1/04/2007 10:28 AM

Ok, so after our terrifying ordeal of the UTI and bladder infection, that comes along with an oral antibiotic to be given twice a day, a pill to be given twice a day, bunny ibuprofren, and a lotion to be put on her bum area twice a day, my beloved little girl who has NEVER bite before is a BITER!!! For the past few nights, I've given her the night's doses of medicine and my normally snuggly bunny cuddled down with me on the couch to watch Law and Order (we are addicted to that show, repeats and all) and for the past 3 nights, I've been bitten.  Nothing provoked her, she just sniffed me and bit my upper arm, my forearm and last night, my chest (thank god for padded bras!!!).  I though maybe I still smelled like the medicine the first night, so I washed my hands for the past two nights before playing with her and she still bit.

Is she mad at me or maybe still not feeling well? I WANT MY SNUGGLE BUG BACK!


User is Offline Gravehearted
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1/04/2007 11:49 AM
my guess is she's angry with the meds and all the handling.  treats might help win her over :-)
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline dmh426
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1/04/2007 11:53 AM
I keep threatening her with sending her to Kenzie's house if she isn't nicer to mommy. Kenzie is my 4 year old goddaughter. Think the little girl from Finding Nemo, Darla, "fiiiiiiiiiishie!" But think "I wuv the wittle bunny wabbits!!!! Come to Keeeeeenzie!" as Sophie dodges under my bed and won't come out for love nor money. I bought her the Cottontail Cottage trying to suck up to her, but it's going to take two weeks to come. Treats, got it, we can do treats.

User is Offline BB
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1/06/2007 6:27 PM

If she continues to bite even with settling down and the treat trick. You might need to wear gloves when you think she might bite just so you won't pull away, otherwise, she may quickly learn that biting gets you to move away.   Of course you won't have to wear gloves all the time, only during the times she seems to get nippy to retrain her that biting won't work.

Keep us updated!


User is Offline dmh426
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1/06/2007 10:27 PM
She bit me for the last time on Thursday night. I yelped out loud but continued to pet her and she went to bite the same spot almost immediately again. So, she bit and I yelped again but didn't release her. She then moved toward me and licked the area where she had just bitten. i think she gets it now, that her biting hurt mommy. I think maybe she still wasn't feeling completely up to par and i've pretty much left her to her own devices since then and she seems to be looking for more attention, but it's when she wants the attention so it seems to be working. We'll see!!!

User is Offline wendyzski
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1/07/2007 9:48 AM
That's exactly right!  She is learning exactly how far she can push mommy.  Another technique is to hold her head down for a few seconds - it's how dominant bunnies handle stuff like this.

Pepper will occasionally nip now and again - but she never breaks skin and it's always when she's really mad at me over something like nasty ear drops, or when I didn't get out of the way after a couple of warnings.  First she nudges, then she grabs my clothing and tugs, and if I'm ignoring those requests she will nip.

User is Offline dmh426
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1/07/2007 4:13 PM
Sophie is taking a page out of Pepper's book because that's pretty much how it goes each time. Mommy is now letting her come to mommy and things seem to be progressing well. I think she's starting to feel better.

User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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1/08/2007 10:35 PM
I really hope she's over the biting thing for good! it sounds like she really got that it hurt you...
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

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