Very short: I have a female of almost 2 years. She is very nervous and is confident everybody and everything is placed on this earth to eat her...It has taken a long time to get her used to normal noises, to the sounds and sight of my boyfriend and I, and even to the presence of other rabbits. She is getting better for each day though and seems more and more confident.
I have a bunny room which always has the door open. My bunnies are freerange and can move around in the house as they please day and night. This is something my female has never taken advantage of. She refuses to leave the bunny room. She has never made any attempts to do so, even if it means that she is left completely alone for several hours.
Right across the bunny room we have our dining room table with a big carpet. I often give treats right there, and so she often sits in the doorway of the bunny room and looks at the others getting treats because she knows the sounds of the treat bags (of course, I always end up going over to her and give her some).
My question is: should I give treats only on the carpet opposite the bunny room, so she has an incentive to leave the bunny room one day? Or is just too mean to let her see what is going on without her getting any?
I have tried placing her in the living room or even just a few centimeters outside the bunny room, but she completely freezes. Her legs fall out to each side and she just lies completely paralyzed. I did that a few times to teach her it was fun outside, but I didn't like forcing her like that. It is not because she has a problem with the floor, because it is the same type as in the bunny room.