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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Why is my bunny so submissive?
Last Post by Elrohwen at 9/29/2012 4:26 AM (4 Replies)
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User is Offline SnowflakeN'Elie
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9/28/2012 7:16 AM

Hey,

I'm really worried lately that Snow has some reason to be scared of me. When i pet her, is the past i've said she 'just goes to sleep', but as soon as i pet her, her head goes to the ground and she freezes completely. Once in a while she'll grind her teeth softly like she's happy, but she looks so...i dunno. Tense? Nervous? Not really either, but like I'm about to eat her.

Granted, i don't spen a whole lot of playtime with her cause when i do i always think about how i need to groom her or work on holding her and the like. And she's almost always digging/chewing on carpet/ruining my stuff so i end up yelling and clapping at her a lot. So is there anything i can do to regain her trust? It pains me to see her so down when i'm petting her .


User is Offline Sarita
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9/28/2012 7:45 AM
She sounds like she's happy to me. I think she's just comfortable around you.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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9/29/2012 3:14 AM
Sounds normal to me. When bunnies groom each other, the bunny getting groomed will flatten down and tooth purr. Sounds like she is enjoying your attention. My buns do the same when they are enjoying my pets.
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User is Offline Svandis
Norway
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9/29/2012 3:33 AM
It's normal for bunnies to lower their heads when getting pets and grooms.

User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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9/29/2012 4:26 AM
Bunnies who don't want to be petted will hop away. Since she's lowering her head and sometimes purring, it sounds like she's really enjoying it.
- Elrohwen
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