how long does it take a rabbit to adjust to its new home ?

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
232 posts
Helper bee

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!

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