Rabbits are intelligent creatures and they can just sense your level of interest in them. I had the pleasure of watching my babies find their forever homes where they are loved and cared for like any other family member. Holland lops specially will not bond to you unless you are giving them 100 % of yourself. It is almost like God and human relationship, First we need to get to know him based on his own word, The Bible,then we must develop appreciation for his qualities, and finally we strive to develop a relationship with him that is based not in myths but in deep respect and truths.
We must to draw closer to him first then he will draw close to us. (James 4:7,8) We must to get to know him as a person first and slowly develop a relationship based in trust and love.
The same concept applies to almost all relationship, first you get to know someone, then based on his qualities you develop love ,based on his actions you will develop trust ,then finally bond!
Basically it is impossible to develop a relationship with any living thing without first getting to know them. Knowing what he likes and dislikes is one of your first steps, then respecting that person/bunny point of view and preferences would be the very next step. When both of you feel loved and respected, bond happens.
Sometimes I receive messages from people who are well intended but have lacked giving what a pet need and demand that their rabbit bond to them, it's not going to happen.
In order to bond to your bunny he need to be part of your daily life, not a thing on the corner that you look at it sometimes.
I always recommend my buyers to keep their rabbit hutch in the part of their house where they spend most of their time. The bunny can hear you and feel like he belongs. When you first adopt a bunny from me I will tell you exactly what to do and how to develop a relationship with your bunny. It takes time, effort and patience. Remember that you first need get to know each other, just like human relationships. Imagine if you met someone today and at the same time that person was holding you up in the air? Strange right? Same thing for your bunny, although you have watched your baby grow and you are full of love and excitement it will help to step back a bit and slow down.
Lay down and watch him play, do not attempt to pick him up until the bond is formed. You can learn so much from observing your rabbit, his body language and playful habits will let you know when is time to cuddles.
Have a great weekend everyone!
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