I have kept bunnies for years and know they can be a handful. I enjoy sharing what I've learned about rabbit care with others.
Yes, bunnies are incredibly cute, playful, and fun little individuals, but they also have some tendencies that may be somewhat surprising to the uninitiated. Though they are prey animals, they can have a somewhat vicious streak at times, and those big incisors can make for a nasty bite if bunny decides that you deserve it.
People are often mystified about what to do when their rabbit starts behaving like a pit bull, but here are a few tips to get you through the hard times.
What to Do If Your Rabbit Bites
- Do not hit the bunny, or toss it across the room whilst screaming wild curses. The desire for this sort of reaction is understandable, but it is generally frowned upon in rabbit keeping literature. Gently encourage the bunny back to its cage, where it can feel safe and will be able to decompress. Think of it as a bunny time out, if that helps.
- Clean and disinfect the bite. You don't want to have any nasty infections to be weakening you next time you have to do battle with the small, fragile, and fuzzy creature.
- Figure out why the bite occurred. Did you scare the bunny? Did you offend the bunny? Did you hurt the bunny? Did the bunny simply decide that you needed to be taught a lesson? All these reasons are valid ones in the mind of a rabbit.
- Take steps to avoid a repeat episode. Once you have determined the reason the bite occurred, take steps to avoid it again. Rabbits that are in pain, or are scared will often bite, and you don't want your pet to become frightened or perpetually hostile towards you. Bunny/human relations can often break down when these incidents occur, and if you don't stop and think about things from the rabbit's perspective, then you may end up with a situation less easily resolved than the conflict in the middle east.
- Make amends. Or, as our Christian friends like to say, turn the other cheek. This doesn't mean you should shove your fingers down the bunny's throat, but you should spend some time interacting with it in a positive way, once you have both had time to calm down. Keep an eye on the bunny in future, and if it shows signs of trying to bite again gently dissuade it. Bonding with your rabbit in a positive way is the best way to reduce future bites.
Should You Squeal If Your Rabbit Bites?
Some sources say that you should emit a high-pitched squeal if the bunny bites you, letting it know it hurt you. This only works if the bunny didn't intend to hurt you, which in some cases, it did. After all, what do you think it was trying to do when it abandoned its herbivorous instincts and got a mouthful of flesh? Squealing may help, or it may not. Try it and see what your bunny does. If it simply gets a pleased and sadistic look in its eye, you can assume that it didn't help.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
Chic on April 05, 2020:
I had a rabbit 6/7 yrs ago, and it bit me.. I just wash the wound. Just want to ask if would it affect my health w/out having treatment that moment?
Ash on March 08, 2020:
My bunny is 6 years old ,I got him this year from a friend. They left him in the cage all the time now I'm litter training him and it's working out something but he still has some accidents. When cleaning after one of his accidents she lunged at me and bit my hand and I do not know why? This would be the second time he's hit me the first time I was laying in bed and not holding my hand over to pick up my dog and he went at my hand and bit me. Other than that he's a really chill bunny in really sweet. So you guys is a bit skittish but I could understand why he's never been introduced to most thing in his 6 year of living. But, im not sure what i did that could trigger him to bite me, any ideas of what I did wrong and how I could change it?
Just a normal human on November 09, 2019:
If your bunny bites you just don't give it treats for a couple days or any special treatment so it knows what it did was bad and stop playtime right when it happens until the next day
nc on October 12, 2019:
My bunny bites me a lot (always)!
Sopya on April 22, 2019:
Ours was coming to me just to bite. How sweet.
izzy on November 21, 2018:
um so last night my bunny grabbed on to my hand and i felt rly bad cuz i shaked it off rly hard but it was so painful and i scremed
Someone on October 14, 2018:
This started today and also he started chinning everything but my bunny is lunging at me and biting me when I move.
Pierce on September 23, 2018:
My buck nibbles somtimes when we’re playing I thought it was Ok. It’s not?
Sue on May 05, 2018:
Ya i just had both my boy bunnies fix. As i i was holding the second bunny it started to dig and put holes in my shirt, i think this happen cause of male terriotory , since both my bunnies are male. I even wased my hand and any open skin and i change my shirt. That way there the other bunnies scent wont be on it and again he started digging and bitting a hole in my shirt. I thought getting them fix they would not be teritory.
Poorboy on April 29, 2018:
Rabbit bit me ... while i was trying to feed.
Survivor on April 17, 2018:
Step 6: don’t treat them as a pet, they are meat. If they bite fix the problem and start over.ive raised 136 and have 7 now. They are a lagamorph, close to rodent... smarter but still can bite. Finger in the mouth actually works so does holding by the scruff. I keep them as pets until they kill someone.
The CrazedFurby on April 17, 2018:
My three month old Lopp used to be the sweetest little bunny ever. Now all of a sudden whenever I'm feeding him, he lunges at me, growling, snapping, and striking me with his claws. What's going on? Please help!
maria on April 14, 2018:
well my bunny bit me and every time I go close to it ,it wants to bit me again and comes running toward me that is scary
isabella on April 03, 2018:
i want to know what to do if a wild rabbit bites you not a pet rabbit
Person on March 14, 2018:
I got bit by my bunny we rescued. This article was VERY helpful.
Person on February 27, 2018:
What should you do if your bunny bites the other bunny. Like a lot
Small on February 24, 2018:
I think bunnies may bite you very suddenly because they have hit puberty. I believe they hit puberty after 2 1/2 months to 3 1/2 months. They could get grouchy and will stay like that until you get them spayed or neutered. Not too sure but this could be a possible reason.
Anonymous mahn on January 08, 2018:
Yeah my rabbit latched onto me while I was giving it papaya.
I tried pulling away but it was tearing my skin off, so I shook him until he let go. Now I have two small lines on my hand where I bled a fair amount and had to wrestle the killer bunny.
Not cool man.
I know I shouldn't shake a rabbit but holy crap it hurts to be bit like that. I did kinda smack my rabbit on the ears out of frustration, as well as push him away from his treats, which I now regret because my bunny is now terrified.
This article didn't help much with this situation.
catherine on October 27, 2017:
I'm getting a new bunny soon any advices for what should be my first action with him...
Sunil Gupta on October 17, 2017:
Ya...... It,s really wright I also do this things with my rabbit but now I will try that I should not do this things with my cutyyyyyeeee rabbit
Carnivore on October 13, 2017:
My bunny taste weird like gamey and tough is there some thing I can feed future bunnys to make them more tender. Also someone told me if I beat my bunny daily until the harvest and then beat it to death the night before that will help due to the release of adrenaline. Please help. Asking for a friend
Jolina Marquez on July 04, 2017:
I stepped on my dog's tail and i dont know if he bite me or not what should I do i've been worried sick for one week now what should I do?please help me
Madison on June 29, 2017:
Don't bring down the pits , you should use another word besides Pitt bull !!!
Bitingingbunny on June 14, 2017:
We got a 3year old female lion head from my husbands friend. She was kept in a double hutch on the balcony. Never let out only for hugs with the teen. Now we have her she has a single hutch but garden to run in every day and lots of fresh veg. First few days were fine but now she keeps biting us when we approach her or if I put food in her bowl. She has bit my 3year old and my husband wants to get rid of her coz of it. But I don't want to send her packing to another home.....please help.
T Rex on May 23, 2017:
Well mine has been biting me since i left to Texas on a bussiness trip for 3 weeks I left him w my roommate I seriously wonder if she has hurt or frightened him cuz now he is either very sweet and loving or randomly bites me. I'm shocked he doesn't take out big pieces of skin. I hope he stops soon
#ILOVEBUNNIES on April 22, 2017:
My rabbit gets so scared when he hears roars from sudden jolts, movies or videos. If we pick him up afterward, he will BITE. Then he stays facing the wall for the rest of the day... what a character! :)
Ceriann on April 02, 2017:
My bunny bit me really hard last night and I don't understand why???? I could see she seemed scared and her breathing was heavy so I put my hand down but kept it like 4 -5 inches away so she could come to me like she normally does so I can stroke her but she decided to run at me and bite me on the hand, she drew blood and she has never done this before, I'm about afraid of her now, I still let her out to run around the house I'm just about nervous about touching her. Any advice???
skylar and apollo on March 10, 2017:
i had apollo for a little while now and he has never acted out in any way until early this morning there was a really bad storm and my boyfrend woke up to apollo being lound and runnuing aound his cage so i got up thinking he was out of food and i was going to refill it and when i suck my hand in the cage he bite the hell out of me no joke i have a huge cut down the front of my finger from the middle joint to the bottom of my finger and a hole on the back side of the same finger so i got up and washed it and then of course i went and laid back down to get some sleep before class this morning so i let it go till i got home and i came into my room to check on him and he would even let me put my hands anywhere near him with out him trying to bite at me...... he was a sweet bunny till this morning and now he aint even acing like himself ................ does anyone know whats wrong with him or why he bite me?????
leanne on February 06, 2017:
hi my rabbit has just had a single baby its her first kit. 2weeks today and has just wandered out of the warm and dark side of the cage for the first time. dont think the mum was very happy and was pawing or clawing her. dad is still n the bottom half of the cage. is the baby in any danger.
Christina on February 05, 2017:
I think it's funny I'm reading this exactly a year later from when it was updated....... it's also my birthday! :) lol
Jason on February 04, 2017:
Hi, me and my daughter recently bought a new bunny rabbit from the local super market and everything was fine until a few weeks in he started to foam at the mouth. I wasn't sure if it were rabies or what so we took him to the vet. Vet said it was normal and it would clear up in a few days. fuck
Kok on January 25, 2017:
why do bunny's not nap
Anna on January 20, 2017:
That's so cute
Ricky on May 11, 2016:
I recently adopted a little kitty from pet smart I think my loppy eared rabbit is jealous she chased the kitty jumped on her back and bit my kitty why did this happen ? ??I now have to keep a close eye on the rabbit when it's running around out of its cage it keeps trying to attack the kitty
Kevin kwon on April 03, 2016:
Hi my rabbit is Vvvvveeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyy cute but I'm afraid of him because he always bite me and chase me any ideas for him not to do it please help me quick thanks
Maria on August 24, 2015:
Hi i have 2 rabbits ( sisters) they are 5 yrs 0ld an just recently 1 of the girls has started chasing the other around an bitting her an nipping her her fur is really thin as other has been pulling it off when nipping her I have decided to spilt them up so 1 can get piece an her sore an fur gets better is that ok to do they have been together since born an also is there anything I can do to stop her bullied g her sister ?
Cindi on March 18, 2015:
Mother bunny died one wk after 3 pups, bottle fed. All males. Now 5 months old, one showing extreme aggression, attacks me.. And attacked one of our dogs today. Lunges toward me and tries to attack also other bunnies raised with dogs and cat. What do I do? I took them from cage to back yard two days ago, aggressive one guards back door. I have to put on boots and gloves to give food.. Father bunny alive as well, so four bunnies. One attackts, all others friendly?????
Terrissa on December 05, 2014:
My bunny does the same thing but it will make this weird vibrating sound and I don't know what to do
jewel on August 17, 2014:
My bunny when I get close to she growls and stomps and also gets up on hine paw and tries scratch me what should I do
dutch bunny lover on June 16, 2014:
Today my dutch rabbit it chewing a lot and when we try to pet her she tries to attack us and bite and I really don't know why. We got her from a fair when she was I think a month old and was very loveable but now she's acting like a brat and my sister and I don't understand why. Is she mad at us?
Please help! Sincerely dutch bunny lover
Anna on June 08, 2014:
My friends bunny bit my whilst it was laying on my chest, it bit my neck and it barely bleed. Now, its throbbing and that side of my neck is numb, should I be concerned? It was a store-bought pet.
Fred on July 19, 2013:
My rabbits are completely tame. I can hold them, hit them (never would) anything, and they won't attack. Even put my finger near their mouth! I love my rabbits
catya on April 14, 2013:
all I had to do is feed my bunny befor he comes out and now hes fin.e
dylanmercerdi on April 04, 2013:
when i tried to pet it it attacked me!
Help plz's advice on December 02, 2012:
Your rabbitt is probably anxious to play out of its cage. The same prblem will occur when you pick her up and put it in the cage. In a few weeks you will need to use a spray bottle (NO) and a treat for (yes) so it will learn. Also pet bunnies in a few weeks will chew wire, get into your couch and dig and eat in flower pots. I recommend potty training your pet so it runs freely then comes to the cage when hes gotta go. Also spay and neuter them. They may bite and get territorial and spray if you don't
help plz . on November 27, 2012:
Hi , my rabbit is like 7 mounths old . when we first got him he was so good he let him hold you & kiss him & get him out of the cage without biting you . Now when you get him out of the cage he bites your hand right away & sometimes makes me bleed . i can get lucky & get him out of the cage without him biting me . but now i have to worry about when or how is he going to bite me . & my brothers have a girl rabbit & we take this rabbit jackson to my brothers & he gets to hang out wth there rabbit . i was thinking is it from him seeing the other rabbit or what ? because im getting really mad when he bites me ,i feel like hes mad at me & he dose it to hurt me . please help me ! & give me edvice !
kath on November 18, 2012:
my rabbit bit me the other day so i pushed his head to the ground and smacked him and shouted at him, i took about three steps and he charged me and attacked me bitting me and made me bleed very badly,smacking your rabbit wont help putting him in the oven will.
LAVEnder Bunny on November 12, 2012:
I got a new baby bunny. I am tring to get her to be nice to me, but when she is in play mode and i have to pick her up she will bite and not let me. my mother thinks it is just her tasting us but the bities really hurt and seem like they are on purpose. We do not really want to spay her so we arent sure what to do and how to train her. when i pick her out of the cage she will bite, kick, . I cannot feed her treats because of her age and now i am alittle scared of her
kjk12122 on September 01, 2012:
my rabit turned 1 this week. but she is the devil!!!!!! dhe is always biting srcatching nawling at me and it hurts!!! it really hurts!!! ive tryed every thing. the yelp. the spray bottle. everything. i try to figger out why she's soo mean but i cant figure it out. my family has talked about it and we may get rid of her. i need help. please!! if you can help email me at kristenjk22@YAHOO.COM
penny on June 07, 2012:
we just got ours last week ,he is gray and light brown so adorable,he has tryed to bite me but i saw nono there will be none of that,i got him a harmess put it on him and take him walking,he loves it he runs all over jumping around it is so cutehe is `0 weeks old,his name is samson cant wait to take him walking again
elisabite on June 07, 2012:
my bunny bite my mom two times.my mom says that every morning he bitse her.what i do is put him in his cage.
brittany on May 11, 2012:
my bunny had an infection from where his ear was chopped off with a lawn mower by accident... he bit me should i see a doctor?
anna on April 26, 2012:
also my bunny seems to wanna come out but when i try to get her out of the cage she just will not come out!
anna on April 26, 2012:
my bunny used to love coming out but all of a sudden she has not been wanting to come out of her cage. she has been eating more food than usual. i would fill her food bowl up and then wake up the next day to find that she ate all her food. does anyone know why?
P.S and my bunny has a pretty big food bowl!
Chris on April 24, 2012:
Hi, I've had my rabbit for 2 months now. she is very hyper and friendly. enjoys when you rub her on her head and so on. But recently she's been acting strange 2 days ago when people came into my house she refused to come out or let anyone touch her. AND from yesterday she had started flopping one ear and is refusing to put it up. im wondering if she injured or something and not until a couple of hours ago she refused to come out. Now today i was cleaning out her with a glove on and a carrier bag beside me, she wanted to eat the carrier bag but i moved it away and that's when she ran up to me and bit me and it really hurt and my hand has a massive pink bump now.I don't really understand why because she normally licks me and my sister and this is the first time she has ever bit anyone. did i do something wrong im really confused.
Sheila on April 22, 2012:
This rabbit is a gift for my birthday. I received her on April 6. I know it's my responsibility to take care of her. I took the efforts to read and do research about how to rear a rabbit. And for the past few days, I've been releasing her out from the cage everyday so that she can run around at the garden. Feed her at least four times per day. I give her whatever I can afford to give. Unfortunately, I am traumatized by how serious a rabbit bite is.
Sheila on April 22, 2012:
I feel sad cause my 3 months old rabbit bit me until my finger bleeds and the skin peeled off the fingertip. The pain made me cry.
My rabbit doesn't scratch me when I hold her or lift her and when I stroke her.. Only today she bit me for the first time. I am confused. I wanted to feed her that time and I assumed probably she thought I was gonna give her food and she headed to my finger.. and bit my middle finger?? And she bit it so hard and then let go.. then she headed to my dad's slipper which are brown in color and chewed part of the slipper off? It's really scary to see that.. it freaks me out..
Seriously it hurts badly. We have cats and dogs but both never bite me.. they bite shoes but they dun chew the parts off..
I am sorry I like rabbits but I don't think I can bear with the pain from being bitten by the rabbits.. So I'm going to give her away to others who are good in handling and taking care of rabbits
becca griffiths on April 17, 2012:
we have 3 bunnies all male and all in seprate cages i fuss my bunnie loads however when i fuss my mums rabbit e tends to get jelous and gose mad chewing his cage bars... i was fussing my mums bunny and then when i can to fuss mine he did not want to be picked up he just wanted to sniff my hands and then when he did finally let me pick him up and cuddle him he bit my lip however he did not make it bleed i did not hurt him as my hand was on his bum supporting him e just turned round and bit me for no reason :/ why do you think this could be ?
stefany ann on April 09, 2012:
every time i go to take a step my bunny runs around and around my feet then bites me.... why is this
bunny on April 03, 2012:
my bunny scratches she is not acting like her self but i learned that sometimes they feel good and sometimes not so much like us.
Michael MacDonald on March 22, 2012:
to everyone considering this,
please don't just get rid of your rabbit because he bites.
Rabbits are an animal that you have to be extremely patient with, but it will eventually pay off.
You really need to research everything about them and try every solution until one works.
You shouldn't get a rabbit at all if you're just going to give up on them when it gets rough.
You've taken on the responsibility of looking after an animal's life.
It's either biting you out of affection, it needs to be neutered, it's sick and needs to see the vet, or you are doing something that's making it uncomfortable.
people don't understand that they're not the same as cats and usually do not like to be picked up.
Just be patient and put some work into modifying their behavior by showing them that the biting doesn't give them what they want.
LionheadFeaver!!!!!!!! on March 19, 2012:
Hi I have A rabbit and he grunts and tres to scratch me some times he even bites me!!!!!!!! He is 1 year and 3 months old he is not neutered and we have had him for a year now. This is resent behavior that has happened with in the last few months.
What should i do to stop this? should i yell or squeal or even hit him i have no idea!!!
Anysse on March 18, 2012:
My rabbit,Oreo just bit 2 days ago and i don't know why.i just brought her out from the cage to meet her new friend. and once i put down the new rabbit, Oreo suddenly bit me at my leg.
Rambo demon rabbit on March 15, 2012:
My rabbit Rambo bites and brings blood the only time he's calm is when I give him treats by hand but I still have to watch him, he growls and also scratchers. I have held him since he was born so can't understand why he hates me. Anyone got any rabbit whispering tips. He also knows he hurts as he looks at you and gives you a concerned look. He once took a chunk out of my carpet looked at me and spat it out then went for me. He is now out side.
sunday on March 08, 2012:
We have a three month old mini rex called Sunday and he is tithe sweetest thing:) he nips us sometimes but we just lift him off the ground with one hand and give him a firm no. He is super curious and lovable! He's also very affectionate:) for all of you who are afraid - don't be! Just train it right chances are you won't have a wacko bunny. we loveeeee ours!!!:D good luck
Kayla on February 26, 2012:
my rabbit nearly bit me today :[
sockannie on February 26, 2012:
It really does work if you make a quiet, kinda high pitched scream.Sometimes they don't mean to hurt you and if you scream a little it lets him no that he hurt you. Next time your rabbit bites you or gets a little out of hand scream. You must do it quietly cause you could obviously hurt your bunny's ears.
brodie on February 25, 2012:
my rabbit launched at my brother and bit him HARD! then he was growling at him and running around and jumping around him. i think it was becaue of a sent of another rabbit becaues we were at a friends house and they have a boy rabbit.or, they have a dog to. he might of smelled the dog
my rabbit charlie on February 07, 2012:
i have a male Holland lop rabbit, two days ago i let him in the house and he bit my daughter's leg and humped it, my daughter then put him away why is this? he is treated well in a big hutch and run. does anyone know why?
AbandonAmy on January 31, 2012:
hi, i am amy and i just got a new bunny. she is 2 years old, a holland lop.. her owners said she was very very nice.. when i let it down to play it seemed very nice.. but when i gave it a toilet paper roll (the cardboard) to play with bc i read they liked it, she jumped and tryed to bite it.. at first i thought she was just playing.. but later on in the night she jumped at my hand when i went to pick her up from under a char. and she almost growled. is this normal for female bunnies if there not fixed? is she turning nasty because of the move? or maybe the different house and more people made her nasty? they said she was never nasty before. if anyone knows what's going on with her, or can give me advice, PLEASE email me ASAP firstname.lastname@example.org its like super important i find out soon what's going on with her and if shes going to keep it up.
avril on January 30, 2012:
my bunny is almost 5 months old. she is so sweet and always licks my hands, but bites every other part of my body with clothes. she just licks the skin and bites my clothes really hard which hurts bad sometimes. what can i do????!!!!
socks on January 30, 2012:
Also bunnies are not beasts!They're very cute and affectionate animals!
socks on January 30, 2012:
My bunny, Socks has not bit anyone...yet. I don't think he really wants to hurt anyone but lately he hasn't been wanting to come out of his cage much. Do you know what this means? I would understand if he was older but he's only 4 months!
ali on January 28, 2012:
This Worked I am so subprized
ghostgirl on January 24, 2012:
My aunt and uncle rescued 2 bunnies from the side of the road one day. Sadly, the grey 1 died a couple of months later but we still have our brown 1. His name is mocha. He's very, VERY friendly and cute but when you stop petting him, he gets Vicous and I mean VICOUS!!! Why is he like this whenever you stop petting him? He wasn't like this before his sister died. Is it because he misses her? Does he love being with me or what? Can some one help me out here???
maria on January 22, 2012:
i don't know why but wen my bunny get's scared she try's 2 bite the ppl that did some thing are just try 2 pet her? why is that
bunnybunny on January 22, 2012:
when my sisters bunny bite we always tap him on the nose and say no...when hes out and bites we do the same and put him bak in his cage...what u could try is jus like that and when he gets a treat give them 1 only when bein gd...i give mine a stick wif corns on them ( get them in any pet shop) and i av a few toys like toilet roll cardboard...hanging toy which birds use 2 play but works
perfectly well 2 keep them entertained...how long do u av them out of the cage 2 stretch their legs? mine r out at least an hr or 2 and they both love it! hope i could help a bit.. sumtimes they bite as they feel threatened when they croutch down onto the ground..approach the cage small croutch down and say its name in a soft voice....
TySy on January 21, 2012:
So I've had my rabbit for 5 months and she is crazy and maybe bipolar. I will literally just be sitting there doing nothing at all and she will come up and bite me really hard for no reason and she growls all the time! I have sooooo many scars on my face and body, I look like I was in a car accident. But I don't wanna get rid of her cuz I love her too much and she can be sweet sometimes. But im not exzadurating (can't spell) when I say I get bitten at least 1-2times a day by this rabbit! And they hurt worse cuz she hates her chew toys that are suppose to grind her teeth down. Ugh, help! What should I do?!
fillburt on January 18, 2012:
I have had my bunny for like 3 months and suddenly he has started biting me and my sister! I am scared to pick him up because he might bite me, please help me i am in great need of advice!
rabbit and pitbull lover on January 18, 2012:
i love your rabbit pages ive all them. my rabbit bites all the time he is 3 months
Eiddwen from Wales on January 07, 2012:
A brilliant hub and many have benefited from reading.
I must vote an up up and away for this one.
Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.
jerrybunny on January 01, 2012:
bunnies are really nice creatures not vicious animals!
akeezer from Pallet Town on December 29, 2011:
useful information even though I was offended by the pit bull comment. Getting a rabbit soon so I expect to be bit, after all even the little guinea pig I had would bite me if I put my hand anywhere near him.
poop on December 28, 2011:
i luv my bunny
Zoe on December 22, 2011:
My bunny tried to eat me today! I was petting her and she attacked me!
jemma on December 18, 2011:
thankyou for putting this on it is great
Jerrybunny on November 26, 2011:
If your bunny is licking its back legs and losing fur then it probably has mites. You can get mite stuff at the pet store.
jerry bunny on November 26, 2011:
Which one is most calm, boy or girl?
JerryBunny on November 26, 2011:
Pleases answer soon!
JerryBunny on November 26, 2011:
Im getting a bunny for Christmas but all these comments are scaring me. What do you think would be the best way to handle it and what do you prefer, boy or girl? I just hope it likes me!
Vikki on November 25, 2011:
We have two male rabbits. About 5 months old. Dory is perfectly adorable and comes and sits on my lap, follows me around the house everywhere and always comes when I call. Dusty however, used to be at my side constantly, nibbling on my clothes and licking me and generally adoring me. now however, he won't come near me, not unless I have dandelions. He won't sit next to me or eat out of my hand and is constantly attacking Dory. I have him booked in to get neutered (I have had to separate them, they used to share a cage but now have one each) Will his behaviour change when he is neutered? Please tell me it will, I love the little guy so very much, its upsetting me that he doesn't seem to like me at all.
27 on November 23, 2011:
forget what i said i had to read it a couple of times. She proboly thought it was food,so she bit you. I had a quick bit on my arm[on a vane,it didn't feel to good,but it didn't draw blood.
27 on November 23, 2011:
do NOT give it a treat etheir.
27 on November 23, 2011:
Tasha put her back if she does that again.
27 on November 23, 2011:
Tasha you should not pet her that makes her think that it is ok you should put her back in her cage,k.
27 on November 23, 2011:
I LUV him!!!
27 on November 23, 2011:
my rabbit bit me,but i just picked him up. what should do?
tasha on November 22, 2011:
can someone help me please? She just bit me and grew blood. i petted her for a little bit and then i went to give her treat slowly and she bit me.
Tasha on November 22, 2011:
My bunny has an attitude problem. She growls at you when you go to put food in her bowl and might try to bite you or charge at u. Idk what to do with her. she lets me pet her she and also is friendly at times.
Roger on October 23, 2011:
lucille... It takes time, sometimes longer for some then others. Don't give up on her. just keep her seperated from the baby. Perhaps you should give her a larger cage . I found my late bunny would be like that when i would go to feed her too. It will pass. yes you are right it is likely someone will use her for breeding or food. Letting her go in wild is not a good solution as she wont have a chance. be patient, use the same kind words.. try to rub her head and be alert. sometimes she will let you know she is in a bad mood. leave her be then. let her eat wait 20 min before handleing her. it is important to keep handling her. When myne was getting like that i tried not to let her know i was scared and i would pick her up quickly and wrap her in a towel that helped a lot. once they feel secure and safe they seem to calm down. if you corner her she will be mean they all do. toss a towel on her and let her head stick out when you hold her or slightly covered. cut her nails so she wont scratch you. it is a training and does take time.The more you handle them , take them for walks with a leash /collar etc.. it really helps. I think it really surprises us when they do that as they look like they could never . Good luck to you with your giant bunny.