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biting bunny

Post by Sams'M » Sun, 20 Jan 2002 09:36:59



Hi - my little lad of about 2 - 3 months (owned him 3 weeks) has
suddenly started charging my hand, clawing and biting. Could this be a
game or does he mean business?  I put my hand in his cage with a glove
on and he bit the glove really hard several times.  He does like his
cheeks, and just above his nose rubbed. He likes to be stroked.  He
has 5 Star accommodation, food, attention and affection. He is a
Netherland Dwarf male.
Can a rabbit bite hurt and do I have to be especially careful?  For
several years we owned a large male rabbit and he never showed
aggression. All advice welcome.
 
 
 

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Post by Jwreag » Sun, 20 Jan 2002 10:42:02


A rabbit bite can definitely hurt, and break the skin.  Several years ago I had
a male with similar agressiveness.  He calmed down considerably when I had him
neutered.
 
 
 

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Post by FaeriDre » Sun, 20 Jan 2002 10:42:30


Quote:
>Hi - my little lad of about 2 - 3 months (owned him 3 weeks) has
>suddenly started charging my hand, clawing and biting.

When he's of age (I believe 6 months), getting him neutered should really help
with this aggressive behavior.

Lauren, Shaina and Lil Girl

 
 
 

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Post by D. Stuss » Sun, 20 Jan 2002 12:56:08



Quote:
>Hi - my little lad of about 2 - 3 months (owned him 3 weeks) has
>suddenly started charging my hand, clawing and biting. Could this be a
>game or does he mean business?  I put my hand in his cage with a glove
>on and he bit the glove really hard several times.  He does like his
>cheeks, and just above his nose rubbed. He likes to be stroked.  He
>has 5 Star accommodation, food, attention and affection. He is a
>Netherland Dwarf male.
>Can a rabbit bite hurt and do I have to be especially careful?  For
>several years we owned a large male rabbit and he never showed
>aggression. All advice welcome.

A rabbit bite can hurt.

The rabbit is starting to change toward ***hood.  Once that is complete, he
may return to being nice (or if you're unlucky, he'll have to be "fixed" before
he's nice again).

 
 
 

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Post by Dom-n-Minn » Mon, 21 Jan 2002 02:19:02


Putting your hand into 'his' cage is an intrusion into 'his' territory.
Put your hand by the door and let him come to you for petting.
Rabbit bites are small but can go deep if they get a good grip. Be careful!
Neutering will lessen this aggression.
Dom'n'Minnie


Quote:

> Hi - my little lad of about 2 - 3 months (owned him 3 weeks) has
> suddenly started charging my hand, clawing and biting. Could this be a
> game or does he mean business?  I put my hand in his cage with a glove
> on and he bit the glove really hard several times.  He does like his
> cheeks, and just above his nose rubbed. He likes to be stroked.  He
> has 5 Star accommodation, food, attention and affection. He is a
> Netherland Dwarf male.
> Can a rabbit bite hurt and do I have to be especially careful?  For
> several years we owned a large male rabbit and he never showed
> aggression. All advice welcome.

 
 
 

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Post by Pinktrixrabbi » Wed, 23 Jan 2002 00:49:29


Hi - I have a 2.5 year old male bunny named Boo Boo who is a biter.  He
became aggressive at about 5 months and was neutered shortly there after.
It took well over a year and lots of patience and tough love on our part to
get him to calm down.  He still is not and will never be a "normal" bunny.
His bites can be very deep and painful and often leave scars.  He goes
through spells where he is *** and aggressive, but he also has moments
where he is just the sweetest bunny we have.  He loves attention and getting
pets.  He***s fingers and hands when he isn't in the mood to bite.  He'll
honker down on the floor with you and just snuggle.  So we just accept the
fact that he has issues and gets moody.   I guess my advice to you is just -
time, patience and understanding.

--
PTR & the "Fab Four" - Cartman, Wendy, Boo Boo & Hershey bar

www.geocities.com/pinktrixrabbit/Home.html

Quote:
> Hi - my little lad of about 2 - 3 months (owned him 3 weeks) has
> suddenly started charging my hand, clawing and biting. Could this be a
> game or does he mean business?  I put my hand in his cage with a glove
> on and he bit the glove really hard several times.  He does like his
> cheeks, and just above his nose rubbed. He likes to be stroked.  He
> has 5 Star accommodation, food, attention and affection. He is a
> Netherland Dwarf male.
> Can a rabbit bite hurt and do I have to be especially careful?  For
> several years we owned a large male rabbit and he never showed
> aggression. All advice welcome.