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My rabbit becomes infuriated at me after I clip his nails. I gently pet his head, talk to him softly and cover his eyes before I start trimming his nails. I also wrapped him, but every time I do that he ends up escaping.
Well today, I wrapped him and securely held him towards my chest, like a baby, while my girlfriend was calming him down by covering his eyes and petting him. I only managed to clip his two front paws because I didn't want to stress him out even more. My girlfriend gave him treats right after I clipped his nails and when I tried to pet him and reassure him that I mean no harm, he started biting my hand and he kept avoiding me. It's been an hour and he's still treating me like this. I've had him for 6 months now and every time I clip his nails, this happens. He's a very loving rabbit. He only treats me like this when I clip his nails. I want to know if there's anything I can do to let him know that I'm not trying to harm him and that he shouldn't be mad at me. Taking him to the Vet to get his nails clipped is not an option for me because I prefer not to spend money on something that I can do at home.