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The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet.  It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.

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Forum THE LOUNGE WELCOME ! Hello from new members, Widget & Becky

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    • Widget's Mom
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      We are so happy to have found this forum! ‘No major issues right now, but a couple small ones. Widget appears to be afraid of me. He runs away & won’t let me hold him. Also, I’m having trouble coaxing him into his crate after he’s been out playing. I’ll research the forum & see if I can find info on these matters. Thank you in advance for listening, caring & offering suggestions! Ttyl,Becky


    • Doodler
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      Hi Becky and welcome!

      It’s honestly not unusual for bunnies to not like being held since they are prey animals. They generally prefer to have their feet on the ground. You may want to start a new topic to make sure your issues aren’t missed if you aren’t able to find suggestions that help you during your search.


    • Bam
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      Hi and welcome, Widget and Becky!

      As Doodles says, it is perfectly normal for a bun to not appreciate being held. Baby bunnies accept being held, but as soon as puberty strikes, 99.9 % or more of buns detest being picked up and held. They have deep instincts that tell them being picked up and held means they’re about to become somebody’s dinner. Some buns can learn to like sitting in your lap and be pet, but only if they get to choose when to hop away.

      As for coaxing a bun back to the crate after play time, food works best. If you always feed your bun in his crate, he will be more apt to go back there, because buns really like their food. (He can of course have the odd treat outside of the crate, but his water, hay, greens and pellets should preferably be given in his crate, so he learns that the crate is a really good place to be).

      You are very welcome to start your own threads about things you’re wondering about. The search function is currently down, but even if it weren’t, we appreciate if members start new threads on subjects that have been discussed before on the forums. It’s also the best way to get to know people here =)

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Forum THE LOUNGE WELCOME ! Hello from new members, Widget & Becky