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When Bunnies Attack: What To Do When Your Rabbit Bites

Updated on February 5, 2016

Rabbits, whilst being incredibly cute, playful, fun little individuals, 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.

Here's what to do if your bunny bites:

STEP ONE: 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 is generally frowned upon in rabbit keeping literature. Gently encourage the bunny back to its cage, where it can feel safe and can decompress. Think of it as a bunny time out, if that helps.

STEP TWO: 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.

STEP THREE: 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.

STEP FOUR: Once you have determined the reason, 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.

STEP FIVE: 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.

To squeal, or not to squeal?

Some sources say that you should emit a high pitch 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, 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.

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      Jolina Marquez 7 weeks ago

      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

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      Madison 7 weeks ago

      Don't bring down the pits , you should use another word besides Pitt bull !!!

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      Bitingingbunny 2 months ago

      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.

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      T Rex 3 months ago

      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

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      #ILOVEBUNNIES 4 months ago

      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! :)

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      Ceriann 4 months ago

      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???

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      skylar and apollo 5 months ago

      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?????

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      leanne 6 months ago

      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.

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      Christina 6 months ago

      I think it's funny I'm reading this exactly a year later from when it was updated....... it's also my birthday! :) lol

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      Jason 6 months ago

      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

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      Kok 7 months ago

      why do bunny's not nap

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      Anna 7 months ago

      That's so cute

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      Ricky 15 months ago

      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

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      Kevin kwon 16 months ago

      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

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      Maria 2 years ago

      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 ?

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      Cindi 2 years ago

      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?????

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      Terrissa 2 years ago

      My bunny does the same thing but it will make this weird vibrating sound and I don't know what to do

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      jewel 3 years ago

      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

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      dutch bunny lover 3 years ago

      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

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      Anna 3 years ago

      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.

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      Fred 4 years ago

      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

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      catya 4 years ago

      all I had to do is feed my bunny befor he comes out and now hes fin.e

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      dylanmercerdi 4 years ago

      when i tried to pet it it attacked me!

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      Help plz's advice 4 years ago

      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

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      help plz . 4 years ago

      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 !

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      kath 4 years ago

      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.

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      LAVEnder Bunny 4 years ago

      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

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      kjk12122 4 years ago

      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

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      penny 5 years ago

      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

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      elisabite 5 years ago

      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.

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      brittany 5 years ago

      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?

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      anna 5 years ago

      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!

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      anna 5 years ago

      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!

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      Chris 5 years ago

      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.

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      Sheila 5 years ago

      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.

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      Sheila 5 years ago

      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

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      becca griffiths 5 years ago

      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 ?

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      stefany ann 5 years ago

      every time i go to take a step my bunny runs around and around my feet then bites me.... why is this

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      bunny 5 years ago

      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.

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      Michael MacDonald 5 years ago

      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.

      Often times,

      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.

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      LionheadFeaver!!!!!!!! 5 years ago

      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!!!

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      Anysse 5 years ago

      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.

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      Rambo demon rabbit 5 years ago

      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.

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      sunday 5 years ago

      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

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      Kayla 5 years ago

      my rabbit nearly bit me today :[

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      sockannie 5 years ago

      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.

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      brodie 5 years ago

      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

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      my rabbit charlie 5 years ago

      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?

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      AbandonAmy 5 years ago

      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 amybadgley@hotmail.com its like super important i find out soon what's going on with her and if shes going to keep it up.

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      avril 5 years ago

      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????!!!!

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      socks 5 years ago

      Also bunnies are not beasts!They're very cute and affectionate animals!

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      socks 5 years ago

      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!

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      ali 5 years ago

      This Worked I am so subprized

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      ghostgirl 5 years ago

      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???

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      maria 5 years ago

      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

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      bunnybunny 5 years ago

      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....

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      TySy 5 years ago

      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?!

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      fillburt 5 years ago

      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!

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      rabbit and pitbull lover 5 years ago

      i love your rabbit pages ive all them. my rabbit bites all the time he is 3 months

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      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.

      Eddy.

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      jerrybunny 5 years ago

      bunnies are really nice creatures not vicious animals!

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      akeezer 5 years ago from Pallet Town

      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.

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      poop 5 years ago

      i luv my bunny

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      Zoe 5 years ago

      My bunny tried to eat me today! I was petting her and she attacked me!

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      jemma 5 years ago

      thankyou for putting this on it is great

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      Jerrybunny 5 years ago

      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.

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      jerry bunny 5 years ago

      Which one is most calm, boy or girl?

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      JerryBunny 5 years ago

      Pleases answer soon!

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      JerryBunny 5 years ago

      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!

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      Vikki 5 years ago

      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.

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      27 5 years ago

      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.

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      27 5 years ago

      do NOT give it a treat etheir.

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      27 5 years ago

      Tasha put her back if she does that again.

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      27 5 years ago

      Tasha you should not pet her that makes her think that it is ok you should put her back in her cage,k.

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      27 5 years ago

      I LUV him!!!

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      27 5 years ago

      my rabbit bit me,but i just picked him up. what should do?

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      tasha 5 years ago

      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.

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      Tasha 5 years ago

      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.

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      Roger 5 years ago

      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.

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      lucille 5 years ago

      i have a two year odl female rabbit wat is gaint i cant pick her up so wen i put her in her run i have to carry her by the scruff of her neck or she will attack me she once bit a big chunk out of my hand WEN I WAS FEEDING HER she recently had babies and she is fine wen we pick them up but recently has started to attack them we sold the others and sr kepping one and she has attacked it twice the baby was running and squeling really loud and it made me panick and i started crying any one know wat to do with her my mum suggested selling her but in my heart i just cant coz we only got her becouase know one wanted her and the only reason someone wud by here is for meat coz she is so big but i don't know at to do any one know wat i shud do with her

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      Roger 5 years ago

      Hey everyone. I learned something very important about domestic rabbits biting. Our cute little light brown/white bunny started grunting and jumping/lungeing and then biting me or anyone. I wanted to give up, nobody wanted to go near her. I was very careful and persistant and got her thru her " teenage times" She never bit me again. she turned back into being lovable and sweet. It took a few months . Please!!! DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR RABBIT! Just understand they are like kids. If you have teenagers you will know what i mean. DO NOT GIVE UP ON THEM EITHER LOL! She got head tilt and we got her antibiotics then it was almost gone. occasionaly a small amount. Then I just noticed bleeding in her litterbox. Tried to find out what it could be and believe it was uterin cancer. You see I failed to be a good rabbit owner and did not realize that spaying her would have gotten her out of the 80% chance of getting cancer group. She was just at the vet in FoxLake IL and they didn't say a thing?

      I am horribly sad and feel guilty. I never would have given up on her. I was petting her while She died an hour ago and is now under the oak tree. I just wanted to make sure anyone that has a bunny/rabbit learn from this and ask a lot of questions because it doesn't seem like anyone else really cares about her/him like you and i do. They are not rodents in my opinion. They have personalities and can give a cat some stiff competition. God bless rabbit she was my little ninja. I already miss her very much.

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      helena4123 5 years ago

      hey everyone I just noticed that there was some questions about keeping rabbit's outside in cold weather, They will be fine if you give them straw, a little bunny box or house. Also putting a tarp around part of the cage or putting then in a shed will help but otherwise they will be fine bringing them inside can be hard work and stinky! =]

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      Autumn lover 5 years ago

      I have had my rabbit for five days, and so far he has been great! He never bites (just nips), he licks, and he is extremely friendly. He's three months old and adorable. it's just when I try to get him out of his cage it seems impossible. he usually hides in a corner, or if he's out in the open he'll bolt if yo try to lift him. I've tried luring him out with grass, placing a box in his cage, putting grass in the box, and more, but they've all only worked once. Do you have an ideas about how to get him out? Because usually I have to chase him around his cage until I can grasp him.

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      BabyBunny's Mom 5 years ago

      I had my bunny boy since he was bout 4 months old, he is now almost a year. Until now he never bit me, however since last night he has gone on a biting spree. He bit my nose, which was bleeding for hours. I put him back in his cage, and pet him as usual routine, let him play as he usually does. But he tried to bite me twice again today. My nose cut is very deep and i'm really wondering what i did that triggered this behavior. He always licked my hands when i pet his head and licked my nose when he jumps on my bed while i'm playing games. Please advise as i will be going to to my country for 8 weeks since i'm getting married soon. will he be ok?

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      Bunnies 5 years ago

      Can a bunny have rabies? Our bunny bit my daughter this morning really bad and I was really concern about her bite. Should I be concern about her getting sick or getting something?

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      bunnybunny 6 years ago

      when they rub onto everything they jus mark their teretory. my sisters rabbit does that and he poops everywhere so does my 2yr old bunny girl. when she does try and bite u agen jus tap her nose not hard jus a normal tap and say NO in a kinda strickt way. that's what i did wif mine and my sisters bunny. now they are good as gold. it will take time so don't expect 2 work straight away.....hope this helps a lit. x

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      Becca 6 years ago

      I have a bunny and shes about six months old... When I got her she was nice and everything was good, but recently she has gotten really mean. I try to put my hand in her cage and she will jump out and bite me. I just got another rabbit the other day and my older one keeps rubbing her chin on everything and pooping everywhere... I just don't get it...

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      bunnybunny 6 years ago

      hi i av my bunny girl for about 2 yrs now and she neva been spayed/neutured as. she don't bite or anythink that could hurt me! she jus licks me all the time. she's the best bunny i had. when she first niped me i tap her nose until she got it 2 do that and i put her bak in her cage as a time out as she luvs hopping around the house. i think its all up how u bring them up. as my sisters bunny nipped all the time and i thought him the same way i teached my bunny and now hes ever so friendly and licks her.

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      LOVEMYBUNNIES 6 years ago

      Hi, Im no expert but has she been spayed?? Before my bunnies were neutered they were really persesive over there space and certain objects in there cage they were trying to bite and making weird noises at me. Hope this helps Bye xxx

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      worried 6 years ago

      i really have a problem i have my baby girl bunny and she was great i mean she was bitting but now it has gotten so much worse. when any one goes near her she flips out and crys and goes to bite and its not a nip her mouth opens all the way i don't understand if she keeps it up my mom is gonna wanna get rid of her. im worried there might be something wrong please help.

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      Smokey 6 years ago

      my daughter got a rabbit named smokey. Now it has never nipped or bite at my daughter but it has to me numerous times. we have been busy packing and trying to move. but have not moved yet. we play with it every day. except the last 5 days due to packing. we went to play with her today and she attacked my arm at the cage door, even did a growl and nipped my fingers.

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      bunnybunny 6 years ago

      do u handle him/her a lot? as sum rabbits bite when they don't like 2 b held in a sertain way? how old is ur rabbit now? i would have it snipped/spayed when its old enough. but if ur really concerned jus fone the vet up and they can probs tell u what could b the matter.

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      dimon 6 years ago

      i bought a rabbit when it was a month old and it was licking and after like maybe a month it started biting and squeling i don't know can someone tell me what's going on

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      bunnybunny 6 years ago

      hi bellabunny the reason y she is nesting that she could be pregnant but that's normal.

      and default i fink it could b anyfing but i would have her snipped/spayed as some behaviour could b y shes doin this. hope i could help a little

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      Default 6 years ago

      Hi there, I have a Flemish Giant Rabbit female, at about 3 months old. She's very sweet, and runs in and out are backdoor. Just today when she was sitting by my legs while I was lying on the ground, I petted her and she nipped at my jeans, then my socks. Is this a sign of affection, playfulness or aggression?

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      BellaBunny 6 years ago

      Hi. I got a rabbit about 3 years ago. I adopted her, and she was supposed to be between the ages of 6 and 8 when I got her. Rabbits are only supposed to live about 8 years, if I am correct. Now, I have taken good care of her. She has a lrage area outside, securely fenced and she has a large hutch in which she sleeps. We close her in the hutch at night, for safety. She has been spoiled. Her hutch is always stocked with hay, which she tunnels through. She is fine with me, but tend to be quite vicious at my mother. I think it is because my mom is a stranger to her, and Bella(as we dubbed her) sees her as a threat to her teritory. Anywho, that's not the issue.

      All of sudden, when I went out to visit tonight, I noticed she was nesting. She has never really done this before. She is actually building a little bird like nest in her hutch. Is it for her to sleep in, or what? I'm concerned, because I know she is an older rabbit. Is the time getting close? Thanks to everyone who can help me!

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      LOVEMYBUNNIES 6 years ago

      Hi, im no expert but maybe you could move the cage somewhere else as something may be bothering it or there may be something wrong with it, like an illness or if you have any other pets maybe they are scaring iT. As i said im no expert but i do have bunnies so i don't no really, this is all pretty obvious but i hope the problem gets better!!Another idea is hormones, my bunnies went absoloutly CRAZY when they were about 11 weeks! Xxx p.s on your first message you said that it had never run from you before, maybe you were wearing something that smelt different like perfume or if you do have another pet then maybe you smelt of that pet??

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      Kayla  6 years ago

      (from comment above) soo now while on the computer my bunny is in the corner of the cage and wont leave it which it also never did usually very playful and it keeps thumpping its feet i put a towel over the cage thinking it will help it relax but its still thumping a lot please help somebody bunniez hasn't been on here for three years so anyone!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

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      Kayla 6 years ago

      I got a baby bunny Three weeks ago! she has always liked me and never even went to bite. just today i fell asleep during her run around time in the room for 2 hours. my boyfriend said he put her away and she did try in run from him nothing to crazy when i got up he forgot to put her water in the cage. well i did that and tried to pick her up and she wouldn't let me (never ran before in her cage) then when i did she squaled loud (i was holding her right) and i put her down she ran to the nearest corner and when i came close she ran she was thumping her feet when i got near and if i cornered her she would carge me mouth open she wouldn't come to her favorite carrots or grass I put her cage on the floor and she didn't want in it but i cornered her so she would go in then in her cage i tried to give her a carrot and she thumped her feet and went to bite me its my first bunny and I love her soo much she has never done that always liked me let me pet her came to me. I very sad over this she made me cry! please help why do you think she is doing this she is 11 weeks old

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      Maddison 6 years ago

      hi,

      January the 11th i got a two male rabbits but i discorvered one was female thursday 5th i found baby rabbits so i separated them a day later because i found out that i had to and however weeks later more babies.

      ok now i have a problem about the female she keeps biting me when i try to put her in the hutch what do you think i should do oh i am scared because she might have RABIES like who knows. PLEASE GIVE ME SOME ADVISE!!!!!