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Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 9/20/2012 2:28 AM (13 Replies)
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User is Offline Elizabeth Paige
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9/16/2012 4:12 PM

my buns babbity is terrified of me, she gets this sad scared look when i pet her but when my live in boyfriend pets her she purs and cuddles with him. It may be because im the one who repremands her when she is bad. What do i do?!?!?!?! pleas help this is breaking my heart 

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User is Offline Monkeybun
Hillsboro, Oregon
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9/16/2012 4:27 PM
Well... how do you reprimand her? That could have something to do with it. Negative responses don't help bunnies, they do not understand them. Distraction works better with them.

User is Offline Sam and Lady's Human
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9/16/2012 4:40 PM
Often bad = natural bunny behaivior, so I'm curious as to how you reprimand that as well? What issues are you dealing with?

User is Offline Elizabeth Paige
Sunny Seattle
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9/16/2012 5:03 PM
i pick her up and tell her no bad bunny which really isnt working. She loves to tear up my carpet and bite me/my clothes How would i distract her?
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User is Offline Monkeybun
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9/16/2012 5:11 PM
Cover the carpet she digs at, I used a heavy ceramic tile to hide the spot my baby bun tugged at and it made him forget about that spot. Biting can be distracted with a toy, or something he is allowed to bite and chew on. Most bunnies don't like getting picked up, as it tells them they are about to be somethigns dinner, so I suspect that may be why he gets scared as well.

Hope he relaxes around you soon

User is Offline Elizabeth Paige
Sunny Seattle
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9/16/2012 5:52 PM
She just gave me kisses like a puppy dog because i built her a "castle" out of boxes perhaps things will get better from here on out! And thanks for that ceramic tile tip!! thats an awesome idea!
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User is Offline peppypoo
Texas
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9/16/2012 7:28 PM
It can be quite difficult to make a bunny stop chewing on something - oftentimes the easiest way is to restrict access to the area for a while, until they forget (as Monkeybun suggested).
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User is Offline Monkeybun
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9/16/2012 7:33 PM
With her being a baby as well, she is testing whats he can and can't do, and whats edible and such. That will slow down a bit as she gets older too, hopefully

User is Offline Elizabeth Paige
Sunny Seattle
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9/18/2012 2:27 PM
She is getting better slowly everyday she hasnt tried to eat the carpet at all today!
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User is Offline Almcv
Winnipeg Canada
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9/18/2012 3:11 PM
she looks pretty young in your pictures? how long have you had her?
when i first got my bun i was like you in a way, she kinda stayed clear of me when she was out, id just let her be and sit on the floor and read or play angry birds on my phone
over time(5 months now) she trusts me pretty well, the odd time she will go NOPE and run away but its pretty rare now!
Dakota also hates being picked up, i think that was one of my set backs cuz before id do it , now i never ever pick her up unless shes in danger
just keep at it,ull be fine

User is Offline Elizabeth Paige
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9/18/2012 7:59 PM
She is really young only 10 weeks and im sure shell get better its just sad
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User is Offline LoveChaCha
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9/19/2012 6:20 PM
Please be patient with her. She is a baby, and is getting to know things. Raising a baby bunny takes a A LOT of patience and forgiveness, a lot of trial and error. I've had my Chacha bun since she was 8 weeks old and we have been through a lot of learning together and it has made me a better rabbit parent.

Chacha bun was terrified of me as a little tyke, but when she got spayed at 6 months of age, her real personality began to shine. It takes rabbits a while to get out of their shell because they are prey animals.

My bunny prefers my boyfriend and dad over me because they don't do the scary monthly nail trims or grooms
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User is Offline Elizabeth Paige
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9/19/2012 7:40 PM
She is getting better and better everyday!
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User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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9/20/2012 2:28 AM
Glad to hear things are improving.
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