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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > HOUSE RABBIT Q & A > Shy Bunnie makes contact!!!! yea!
Last Post by BB at 8/15/2007 7:51 PM (14 Replies)
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User is Offline kralspace
West, Texas
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8/06/2007 4:16 AM

Finally, after 5 weeks, Daisy, my extremely shy dutch hopped to the front of the condo when I walked in the room this morning. Towards me! I set their condo up along side my computer desk and had noticed that while I worked all weekend, she would creep up to the lounge floor, which is on eyelevel with me sitting at the desk. Pringles would be sprawled out there and she'd slip in behind him and eyeball me from under Pringle's helicopter ears.

I take this as a great compliment because I had pretty much accepted the fact she would be a shadow, happy in her condo, but fleeing to the box everytime a human walked in the room. Maybe one day I can touch her for petting instead of just 'have to' stuff.

My Bunny Burrow is full! Pringles & Toby, Daisy & Lola, and my senior citizens Hershey & Simba.
The piggies are back, add Brownie and Sweetpea to the mix.

User is Offline skunklionshow
City of Brotherly "Shove"
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8/06/2007 6:28 AM

I know how exciting it is when the anti-social bunny makes steps toward human contact.  Congrats on your patience & persistence!

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Ghandi


User is Offline maghy7
Denver - Colorado
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8/06/2007 7:43 AM

Congratulations!  my bunny comes to me but as soon as I try to grab/hold him he runs away, if I want to hold him I actually have to go to the cage when he is inside, he doesn't like to held too long though.


User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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8/06/2007 8:39 AM
aww, that's great that Daisy is coming around. It's a slow process getting a shy or nervous bunny to feel safe around people. My Pandora took about 8 months before she'd willingly let us pet her.
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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8/06/2007 2:41 PM

HOORAY!!!  That's wonderful! Sometimes it takes a while for a bunny to realize that not all of us humans aren't so bad after all.  That's a huge step you should feel proud!


User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
San Diego, Calif.
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8/06/2007 6:32 PM
I would rather have a shy bunny than a killer bunny. I'm bunny-sitting and she will find any way to get out and go after Frankie. Unfortunately for me, I have gotten hurt much worse than either of them trying to get them off of each other. She has bitten me so hard twice. One giant bite that even bruised on my arm, and today she bit through to the bone on my finger after she escaped and attacked my bunny!

Rachel & Frankie

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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8/07/2007 8:03 AM

Oh my! Have you tried using a strainer/colander (the wire mesh ones with a handle) to put in the front of the attacker?  This is a technique I've used at the shelter many times, the handle on it keeps your hands safe while at the same time preventing the attacker from hurting the attackee. Sometimes I used gloves with it as well.


User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
San Diego, Calif.
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8/07/2007 1:17 PM

I decided to just move her into a different room on the second floor of the house. When I have Frankie out, I put a child gate up so if there is an escape, there will be time to get in between! I'd rather get hurt than have my friend's bun come back as if it got in a fight with my lawnmower!

She's on cage arrest until her momma gets back into town. She was getting way too territorial.


Rachel & Frankie

User is Offline Scarlet_Rose
Colorado
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8/07/2007 1:50 PM

I think that is a very good idea.  Poor Frankie, how is he doing?


User is Offline (dig)x(me)x(now)
San Diego, Calif.
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8/07/2007 2:10 PM

He's totally unphased. He looked for Abigail for a few minutes and then just went back to being king of the castle. He's being a very good bunny now. No more territorial poos or anything that the other bun made him do!


Rachel & Frankie

User is Offline kralspace
West, Texas
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8/07/2007 3:39 PM
Oh, poor Frankie! I'm glad he's handling it well. That sounds like some serious referring you had to do. So far, i don't know anyone one else with bunnies, but I'll have to keep your story in mind if I every bunnysit! and gloves, and shin guards and a water blaster
My Bunny Burrow is full! Pringles & Toby, Daisy & Lola, and my senior citizens Hershey & Simba.
The piggies are back, add Brownie and Sweetpea to the mix.

User is Offline DAWN
Perth, Western Australia
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8/07/2007 3:49 PM

Oohh that is great Daisy is coming around ... so happy for you Chooky!  Its the first steps to much greater things for you.  Horray for Daisy! 

Dawn xx


User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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8/07/2007 6:56 PM
YEAH!!!! Kralspace, that's wonderful. It's sounds like you just letting her be her has allowed her to feel safe enough to come out of her shell. Kudos to you and congrats!

User is Offline kralspace
West, Texas
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8/15/2007 3:43 AM
Daisy definitely getting more confident. When Pringles found my foster bunny and started going gaga and making a fool out of herself over him, she thought she could just run home to the condo any old time.

Daisy took one sniff of Pringles, bit her on the rump and chased her off of his floor. For 2 days Daisy refused to allow Pringles to come near, but last night relented and groomed her a bit.
My Bunny Burrow is full! Pringles & Toby, Daisy & Lola, and my senior citizens Hershey & Simba.
The piggies are back, add Brownie and Sweetpea to the mix.

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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8/15/2007 7:51 PM
OH, good! Grooming is a great sign!
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