Post # 1
Hi all. My husband and I brought home a new rabbit yesterday. We have left her in the cage because she wouldnt let us pick her up. I was able to hold her when we met with the lady giving her away and she was very friendly. I would like her the run around today so she can get a sense of where she is. Her cage opens from the top. Thank you.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
Actually rabbits hate to be picked up so if you could put her in a cage that opens on the side she would like that. Then just leave the door open to allow her to come out on her own. Rabbits can also be free reign with out any cage once litter box trained. Allow her a few days to settle and adapt and when you take her out of the cage get down on her level for a while. This technique will help to build her trust over time. Good luck with your new bun!
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Be careful that you’re letting her into a bunny-proofed room. Rabbits love chewing on electrical wires. Be sure there’s nothing in the room that could potentially harm her. Also be ready for some accidents. She will probably pee and poop wherever she wants if you just give her free roam.
Post # 5
Do not pick up your rabbit. They hate it, because when rabbits get picked up in nature, they are eaten. It’s not like dogs or cats, that get picked up by their mother. It’s best that you let her come to you. Be patient, they’re very easily scared, and that’s the only reason they survived. I strongly recommend getting your rabbit a rabbit friend, it will greatly reduce her stress. And maybe have a look at the Rabbit Welfare Association webside, they have very useful information. Good luck!
Post # 6
melissamaria: my rabbit is a very mellow rabbit, and does like to be cuddled. She doesnt mind being picked at all, but does let us know when she doesnt want to be picked up. When I do let her out its not for very long. I have a daschund that likes to play with it , she hasn’t tryed to chase it all yet so I’m working on getting her to lay down while the rabbit is out. My other dog leaves her alone when she is out and she’s a jack/pug.
For the time being I’m only going to have a one rabbit and I would have to geta bigger cage. I would have to convince my husband to get another one.
Post # 7
Christy42213: we actually just got rid of our computers so there are a lot less wires in the house. But I definitely watch her when she’s out.