Gaining your bunny
Many people wonder if their pet bunny will ever trust them. The answer?
Much depends on how will approach your bunny and how you treat your rabbit.
These are a few affective ways on doing so:
First of all you have to let your bunny be alone on its cage or hutch, to explore and get to know it's new home.
After a couple hours alone on its new home, you can take it out of its home but when doing so remember to sit or lie down next to the cage.
Predators of rabbits in the wild attack from above, so if you lean over on top of the cage and try to make friends, it will think you are a predator leading to a frightened bunny.
Rabbits are startled very easily and can actually
get scared to death, so if you announce that’s you coming it will be more likely calm when you approach its Hutch. Choose a whistle or a word, even singing…you can even knock.
Then you can place it on the floor next to you. Start to spend time with the rabbit, talk to it, and offer it treats like veggies to eat on your hand.
Most likely the first time that you take him out to have some time with you, it will not approach you. The key is patience. You should just stay quiet and calm; the rabbit will come to you and sniff you at some later point.
Stroke its ears and nose and let it know that you are a friend and that there are no threats around. As you handle you're rabbit more it will learn your hands motions and feel comfortable with you and start to trust you. Just Like any relationship you will need invest quality time into it.
Something that would be wise to avoid is chasing after your bunny when it's time for it to go back inside its home. You will erase all the trust you started to build with it by scaring it. The best thing to do is to let it go in by itself, if you don't have time for that, try to use treats. Place a couple of dark leafy greens inside its cage and try to coax it back
You can't just let your bunny out once every couple days and hope that it will be enough, it won't. You have to do it daily, and then the rabbit will gradually start to trust you. As soon as it realizes that you are a friend, it will bond very strongly to you. You will be inseparable!!! Trust between buds!!!
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