(Closed) Any rabbit owners out there?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 17
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Newbee

This is the love of my life, Comiskey. He is the most prissy rabbit ever. And he is in love with my boyfriend. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@MrsPanda99:  

 

 It is a shame that was your experience with rabbits, to my knowledge it is very uncommon that a rabbit will bite you. I have 3 rabbits now and I’ve had 5 more rabbits before them. A few years ago we bought a little Netherlands dwarf rabbit that was completely white with blue eyes. It was a beautiful rabbit, but something went completely wrong in his head after we took him home. He became very aggressive and bit me until I bleed without any sorts of warning, I’ve never ever experienced such a rabbit before, we had to give him back to the breeder because we couldn’t handle him, and we had to use kitchen gloves every time we had to feed him…

But I understand your fear my future mother in law is afraid our rabbits will bite her, because she has been bitten by other rabbits in the past. But honestly most rabbits in the world have no interest in biting people’s fingers, they much prefer carrots ๐Ÿ™‚

A normal rabbit will show you in his or hers way that you are doing something they don’t approve of (mostly happens when you are doing something in their cage, like cleaning or moving stuff around, they are very territorial animals). They will for instance kick out with their back paws. So it is very rare that a bunny will bite you without warning, most rabbit have as cute personalities as their appearance ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

 


Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Awwwwww I miss my bunnies!  I had to get rid of them because I was SO allergic ๐Ÿ™

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@jag:  That’s interesting. Can they actually be trained and walk around the house, or are they always cage animals? Other than being bit by my friend’s rabbit many years, I have no experience with them.

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MrsPanda99:  I hear you. I had rabbits as a child, mine would bite. I had two sisters, of them got ill and died the other turned ito a different animal once she was on her own and became the most docile affectionate thing.

I think its a territoral things, as well as how much they are handled when young. They do (in my experience) like to play on their own terms. More like cats than dogs.

They are super cute though, I wanted a house rabbit but its just too tough to house proof my place for one…..and the fiance isnt all that keen!

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

love this thread! Our bunny is named Fluffy and he is 3 years old and HUGE!

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsPanda99:  Yeah, they can go around the house. Mine’s litter trained, so we put her in a pen when we’re not home, but as long as somebody’s in the house she can go where she likes, just like a cat or dog. The only reason we pen her when we’re not home is in case she decides to eat something she shouldn’t.

Post # 24
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@bunnymama:  Really?! Will rabbits come up to you when you call them? I think I wrongly assumed they are just like hamsters and are left in their cages all the time ๐Ÿ™

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsPanda99:  Unfortunately a lot of them are just left in their cages all the time, but mostly because people don’t know how to train them so they never learn good house manners. ๐Ÿ™

Mine doesn’t come when I call, but in the evening if I say, “Hester, it’s bedtime!” she runs back to her pen and waits for me to close it. She’ll come sit on my lap on the couch or rub her face on me if she wants to be petted too. They’re very social. 

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@bunnymama:  Wow, I really had no idea about any of that. Thank you for enlightening me!

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@MrsPanda99:  

 

Rabbits all have different personalities, and intelligence level varies. I think as long as you only have one rabbit, and no other animals like cats or dogs you can get it used to walking free. My first rabbit was never caged, he was free to go where he wanted…which was not very far, and he stayed at a big rug next to his cage, because he never liked walking on the floor. He also had a plastic box with cat sand were he always went. My cousin had one rabbit that was also always free, and he would run to you when you would come, and when you picked him up he would greet you like a dog by trying to lick your face.

Now I have so many, and cats as well so it’s not possible. But my fiancé has made a big “running cage” in the living room for them (1m wide 4 m long) and I take turn letting them run there each day. Rabbits need exercise every day, letting them just stay in their cage is mean.

Rabbits make for very nice pets, but they are work and more fragile then most people think. But they can be very affectionate.

 

Post # 28
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Had to join this thread!!  LOVE all the cute bunnies here!!  Meet Zazzles!!  He was adopted from the Humane Society and is litter-trained, but I only let him out when I’m home because he LOVES cords (and chews right through cord protectors).  But he has a play pen attached to his cage so he has running space.  He will come back into the cage at the sound of shaking his treat bag, and he runs through tunnels on command (he is food driven).  He is such a great pet to hang out with on the couch, but most people don’t know that bunnies can be GREAT pets!  P.S. I had the HARDEST time just picking one picture!!

 

 

 

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