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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Tips for bonding with a rabbit?
Last Post by LittlePuffyTail at 12/22/2015 4:50 PM (1 Replies)
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User is Offline peachybunneh
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12/22/2015 1:14 PM

We just adopted our new bun, Paisley from a rescue organization. She really is a sweet girl but she can be a bit aggressive. She has bitten me once and lunged quite a few times already when I've done something that made her upset. Ex: petting her sides, she has no problem with head pets but the second you touch her sides she freaks out. We believe this behavior is due to the stress and discomfort of a new home. Any ideas on how I could get her to trust me and feel more comfortable/ at home? Any tips are appreciated! 

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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12/22/2015 4:50 PM
How long have you had Paisly?

It's possible that she is still nervous in her new surrounds and the best advice for this is to not rush her. Don't pet her where she is uncomfortable. Let her come to you for attention instead of you approaching her. When she comes over you can pet her head and maybe even offer a little treat (like a pellet).

Not to scare you off, but my Olivia has been with me for 7 years and still won't let me pet her sides unless she's feeling very lovey (and even then, it has to be on her terms. I have to start off at the nose and work my way over). Some bunnies are just more lovey than others and some have a lot of rules about the type of attention they receive. I call these bunnies "Divas.". If you have a Diva, my advice is to adhere to her rules and love her as is.
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