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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Can bunnies eat sweet stuff?
Last Post by BB at 4/16/2007 9:08 PM (20 Replies)
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4/16/2007 9:08 PM
Posted By xliddobunnyx on 04/16/2007 8:42 PM
couldnt have explained it any better. ^ ^ too bad my mom tried to bribe my mochi and emo with cheerios today. not good. but they didnt take it. for some reason they dont like her much. =P but they seem interested in my mellow dad that sits by them and watches tv all the time. hahahaha

That makes sense.  It's amazing what animals pick up.  I know that when I was trying to bond them and I was an anxious mess, it didn't go as well, as when I got myself in check and calmed down.

Also, bunnies display behavior that looks like they are ignoring each other to show each other that they are not a threat and they may be interested in being friends, so they could be thinking that your dad is relaying this message - "hey bunnies, I'm not a threat, I like ya, it's okay to be friends with me."  So that's why they come over to him. LOL!   All the while your dad has no idea about what they are perceiving about him, and he's only thinking...'hmmm, I wonder what's on the next channel, and the next..." LOL!    

Sometimes when a person, who a bunny doesn't quite trust yet, comes over and approaches them right off the bat, the bunny will feel frightened or threatened or at least just cautious.  So if your mom is just trying to connect, you might give her a tip to keep her voice lower and calm, and not to approach too fast or stalking slow, just sort  of hang out for minute before  offering them anything (like a healthy treat) and have her just ignore them.

There certainly is nothing wrong with someone who has a more energenic spirit as there are wonderful things in all types of people, but when it comes to bunnies, as prey animals, they just need to know sometimes that there isn't a threat, andcalm, ignoring type of behavior helps them trust.

I have also found that this forces me to calm down and that can be a real blessing!
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