You had been dreaming of getting a bunny for a while, now what? Rabbits are very smart they can learn commands, they can communicate with actions and let you know what they expect from you. The question is, Do you understand what he is trying to say? The number one step to understand your rabbit is the bond developed by the two of you. If you are bonded with your bunny the two of you will be able to communicate and understand each other. How to get started? If you can devote 60 minutes per day to spend with your bunny, you will bond to him in no time!
Here are some ways you can do that!
1- Develop a routine. Rabbits are routine creatures, they like to know what is coming next, so make sure you develop a routine with your rabbit. he will know what to expect and anticipate.
2- Devote quality time to interact with your bunny as part of that routine we just talked about. Put everything else aside when you are with your bunny, specially your phone.
3- Lay down and observe. Let your bunny feel safe and not threaten by you. As he approaches you avoid reaching for him just talk in calm voice. He will know he can approach you without being picked up.
4- Use his favorite treat as your allied. Only feed healthy treats by hand, that will help your bunny associate your hands with a good feeling-reward.
5- Never chase him when is time to get back in his hutch. You must develop a routine that when is time to get back in his hutch, you will never have to chase him. The playtime has to always end in a positive note.
6-Announce your presence. Rabbits can get startled very easily so until the routine is set, find a way to announce your presence without scaring your rabbit. I always walk in in the rabbitry saying, "Hello, how are my cuties doing?" By doing that they always know its just me, no need to fear.
7- Be consistent. Even if takes time to bond, don't give up. You committed to have a bunny when you bought him. Continue to work on this relationship and I promise you your effort will pay off.
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