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Do you think Theo smells your new puppy on your clothes or hands? Maybe changing clothes or washing hands between handling animals might help. Does your daughter bring the puppy into the rabbit space/ is there noise in the neighbouring rooms that would scare Theo, and so perhaps he’s jumpier than usual? It may not be you at all. One other thought is that maybe Theo needs more time and privacy to feel settled. I saw a video that recommends creating a space that’s just for your rabbit (a cardboard box hidey house with an exit and entry point). You could place it in or around his cage so he could retreat there to feel more secure, and it’s a human-free zone.

In any case, go easy on yourself. You’re taking care of people and animals! Change isn’t bad but it can be stressful, especially if you’re negotiating several new things. As rabbit owners, we want to make our pets feel safe & happy. Because we care, we sometimes blame ourselves for things we can’t change. Maybe you might also need to carve out a tiny, tiny moment for your sanity