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Hello, I'm new to the community so forgive me if this topic has been posted a million times already. I've had my new Netherland dwarf/mini Rex mixed bunny for a week now and he keeps nipping/biting me, especially on my fingers or toes. Most of the time it doesn't hurt, and a lot of the time it starts out as licking and then progresses to nibbling, but sometimes he'll bite down too hard. I'm continuing to do the yelping after he nips me too hard, but I don't think he's getting it. This morning I was trimming his nails for the first time and he bit my finger and drew blood :-( I've noticed that he will also sometimes chew a little bit on my clothes, hair, and scratch at my clothes if Im sitting on the floor with him while he's out of his cage. I've had a bunny before when I was younger but she was so well-behaved and wasn't as active as Frankie (the bunny I have now) and she would actually stay tranced when I went to go pet her, whereas Frankie is more hyper and doesn't want to be petted as much and stay still. Is this all normal behavior for a bunny, particularly the biting? Frankie is about 7-8 weeks old and hasn't been neutered yet. Thanks!