Posted By fujoethebunny on 08/07/2006 11:11 AM
I can't help but laugh in this situation. If there is anyone in Chicago who would like to stop by and see if they can knock some sense into my disgruntaled bunny, that would be great (i'm being totally serious).
Well, if I lived over there, I'd come over and give him a real "talkin" to! And then from the sounds of it, he respond with a bite on my leg.
His attitude is really a mystery. Dominant bunnies can be bossy, so maybe that is all it is. Aggressiveness can also be symptom of pain. Or it could be that he doesn't like to be told what to do and/or be held. It may not scare him, but it may be offensive to his dominant nature. (but again, it is not impossible that he actually enjoys it) You will know best on this.
When he charges have you tried gently pressing his head to the floor, saying No and/or putting him away for a timeout when he does this? (or a combination of all three?)
You might also have luck getting in touch with your local House Rabbit Society chapter there in Chicago. Many rescue groups get in attitude problem bunnies and turn them around, and so they have been through all kinds. They might be able to offer you even more options! It doesn't hurt to ask a ton of experts and hope one can find a solution. Here is the link to the contact information for the chapter - http://www.hrschicago.org/address.html
IF you do decide get a hold of them, let us know what they suggest. If it's something different, we can all learn!