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Home Page Forums BEHAVIOR My rabbit was a show rabbit before. He’s not used to being pet, picked up, or being outside his cage to run around. RE: My rabbit was a show rabbit before. He’s not used to being pet, picked up, or being outside his cage to run around.


Vienna Blue in France
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I get my buns out of and into the cage by not touching them! By sprinkling pellets (from their daily allowance)

By doing so you can add a word like “bed” or “home” and he’ll start to associate those words with yummy things and go in or come out of his own accord.
If he doesn’t like being picked up then for the minute try and avoid it as it will be a bad experience each time. He’ll have to trust you first…

Mine stand in their water bowl all the time when drinking. If I didn’t know better I’d swear they have no feeling in their paws…. LOL

Don’t forget bunnies CANNOT see directly in front of their eyes, so if your hand approaches him (with water on finger or a treat), he will naturally jump or nip if he doesn’t recognise the smell. So come in slowly from the side of his face….. you’ll see a difference immediately.