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hi i have a 6 week old rabbit my friends gave me 2 weeks ago named pipkin. pipkin so far has been an awesome rabbit, normally running over to me and looking for cuddles, and will spend an aweful lot of time licking my hands. i got him a clicker today and was teaching him to come to his name and rewarding him with a rasin, like ive seen on videos on you tube. the problem started after this later on when i went to check on him. he started lunging at my hand and biting me. there was no reason for it then after he nipped me he climbed on my lap and snuggled up into the crease of my arm. when he got down again every time he seen my hand hed lunge at it and nipped it, then he would stand there, sometimes licking my hand again others rubbing up against it. i'm trying not to jerk away when he nips as i dont want to hurt him or for him to start thinking if i dont want her here i'll start biting her. but i want to nip it in the bub before he gets bigger and can actually cause me some damage, as he is going to be one big rabbit. i'm worried hes associated my hands with food now as he was fine before the clicker session earlier. any help or suggestions would be wonderful i want my awesome bunny back. i now think ive made a big mistake trying to train him like this.
i was beining to think that especailly with all the licking hes been doing like hes trying to get a drink. but the guy we got him off said he was weened and ready to go. i didnt try the squealing, that seems like a good idea ill give that a go. no its not hard just shocking. maybe he is looking for another rasin. so ill stop using them to try and train him and see if he stops this. as for the lunging for such a small bunny it seemed really agressive and i even got a little grunt. my husband recokons he was protesting to the fact he hasnt had broccoli today. my mate pointed out that i have cats and he hasnt met them yet. and that i might have touched one before going into him and he didnt like the strange smell. so to train train him to come then hes called what should i use, or how should i go about it?