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amie944
04-03-2013, 10:11 AM
I want to find a good spot for buddy! He doesn't seem to like his head area but doesn't mind his back. Was wondering what others rabbits like best I could maybe try?
Thanks :D

redlabel
04-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Cheekbones are number one for Bella and Buttons. The latter would sit forever having his cheekbones stroked.

BellaBunnies
04-03-2013, 01:36 PM
Bella - upside down with a nice tummy rub :love:

Seth - ears

Charlie - nose rubs

teejay
04-03-2013, 01:45 PM
Most of our boarding rabbits love having their cheeks stroked. That's the favourite! But cheeks are closely followed by nose and base of the ears.

Alvins mummy
04-03-2013, 01:57 PM
Alvin loves cheeks, nose rubs and behind the ears.

aatkin
04-03-2013, 02:13 PM
Emerson - anywhere, love having his cheeks and ears fussed, but also enjoys back rubs.

Peabody - no where, I'm lucky if she is brave enough to sniff my feet! :lol:

biscandmatt1
04-03-2013, 02:28 PM
matts favourite is his nose. sometimes i use my nose to rub his nose and at the same time i use my hands to stroke his ears! he's pampered! :lol:

bisc likes his body being stroked when he is lay down. :love:

Snowflake-George
04-03-2013, 02:31 PM
George and Hershel are both really friendly and cuddly rabbits who just love to be stroked all over. We generally start at their heads and down their backs to their tail. Although they especially love their cheeks to be stroked. :love:

BattleKat
04-03-2013, 02:50 PM
Bella - upside down with a nice tummy rub :love:

Seth - ears

Charlie - nose rubs
Sorry if I've got this wrong, but you might accidentally be trancing your rabbit. When you turn them upside down they stay very still and can appear quite relaxed, but it's actually very stressful for them. Have a quick google and check that's not what you're doing. :wave:

rambo - the occassional head rub but in general doesn't tolerate touching.
lola - head, cheeks, back, ears - she's easy!
Eli - Doesn't mine back or ears stroked but gets very irritated if you touch his head.

Willow_Warren
04-03-2013, 02:51 PM
Cloggs was a little nose rubbing freak :lol: couldn't get enough of it, kind of went into a daze!!!

Floss, not so keen on being stroked anywhere - nose and back, gently does it :)

Hannah :)

BellaBunnies
04-03-2013, 03:10 PM
Sorry if I've got this wrong, but you might accidentally be trancing your rabbit. When you turn them upside down they stay very still and can appear quite relaxed, but it's actually very stressful for them. Have a quick google and check that's not what you're doing. :wave:

rambo - the occassional head rub but in general doesn't tolerate touching.
lola - head, cheeks, back, ears - she's easy!
Eli - Doesn't mine back or ears stroked but gets very irritated if you touch his head.

I know what you mean but its not when im holding her - Sorry I didn't explain it very well, she 'flops' onto her side/back against hutch wall with her tummy on show (that almost dead looking flop that they do :shock: ) :lol:

hoppetylop
04-03-2013, 10:52 PM
My doe Milly only likes the top of her head stroked but Harry loves a full body massage!When I stroke just under his neck hes in rabbit heaven:love:

Oompa-Loompa
04-03-2013, 11:31 PM
Anywhere! As long as I'm stroking her, she approves :lol:

Hele
04-03-2013, 11:36 PM
I know what you mean but its not when im holding her - Sorry I didn't explain it very well, she 'flops' onto her side/back against hutch wall with her tummy on show (that almost dead looking flop that they do :shock: ) :lol:

Awww that's so cute :love:

I thought you meant trancing too at first and was a bit like erm... But I can t get near a bunny in dead bunny flop mode so you must be a very very trusted bunny mummy :love:


Mine are all nose rub freaks, Loki in particular will sit for quite literally hours for nose rubs, normally just out of comfortable arm reach :roll:

bunnytoes
04-03-2013, 11:45 PM
Julie loves her cheeks,nose and ears especially the sides of her ears stroked. She licks me when I stopped and will head butt if the licking doesn't get me start up again fast enough.

bumblicious
04-03-2013, 11:47 PM
On her nose mostly but she does like me to stroke her back too

hunniebunniex
05-03-2013, 09:19 PM
Amber likes to be stroked from the tip of her nose right to her tail...she will lie down with her head on the floor & if we stroke her like that she will pop her leg to the side :D she loves it all the more if you lie down & kiss her nose while stroking her :lol:

bumblicious
05-03-2013, 09:24 PM
It makes me laugh how they tell you what they want. Bumble loves to groom me and loves a stroke from me I can tell when she wants me to put my hand in front of her nose so she can groom me and then when she wants a stroke from me she shoves her nose under my hand. But she only ever grooms me. OH puts his hand in front of her and she knows it's different and all she does is push it to the side then put her nose under his hand for him to stroke her! She still wants him to stroke her!

hunniebunniex
05-03-2013, 09:28 PM
I know what you mean but its not when im holding her - Sorry I didn't explain it very well, she 'flops' onto her side/back against hutch wall with her tummy on show (that almost dead looking flop that they do :shock: ) :lol:

I get what you mean because my Amber does the same thing :lol: she usually does it if she is in the house & gets on the settee...she rolls on her back (after she has dug the leather to her satisfaction :lol: ) & we tickle her tummy...its her ultimately relaxed mode lol :love:

supersonic
05-03-2013, 09:36 PM
Where to start!
Nose, cheeks, ears, neck, forehead, back and even his lower back, above his tail.

He pushes his face under my hand, and when he does this it means he wants a decent massage, none of this gentle nonsense! :lol:

But feet are a big no-no! Cutting his nails is a nightmare, no one else can hold him, so dad has to cut whilst I hold :roll:

bunnytoes
06-03-2013, 12:42 AM
It makes me laugh how they tell you what they want. Bumble loves to groom me and loves a stroke from me I can tell when she wants me to put my hand in front of her nose so she can groom me and then when she wants a stroke from me she shoves her nose under my hand. But she only ever grooms me. OH puts his hand in front of her and she knows it's different and all she does is push it to the side then put her nose under his hand for him to stroke her! She still wants him to stroke her!

:lol:Julie shoves her nose and head under our feet to be groomed. We have to sit at the table eating petting with our feet. She makes me stand on one foot stroking her with the other while working in the kitchen.
If she wants a snack she grabs hold of my pants or socks and pulls toward the refrigerator. She squeezes between everyones feet who comes into the kitchen demanding a stroke. She ends up scaring timid kids.

Cari
06-03-2013, 12:51 AM
Where to start!
Nose, cheeks, ears, neck, forehead, back and even his lower back, above his tail.

He pushes his face under my hand, and when he does this it means he wants a decent massage, none of this gentle nonsense! :lol:

But feet are a big no-no! Cutting his nails is a nightmare, no one else can hold him, so dad has to cut whilst I hold :roll:

This. Exactly this :D Stephen will push my hand with his head until I give him proper noserubs!!

Snowytoshi
06-03-2013, 01:46 AM
Joshua likes whole body rubs and all of my buns adore cheek rubs. There is a bun at my shelter who loves having her nose rubbed while she is in her cage and it is the only thing that will calm her down.

bumblicious
06-03-2013, 06:47 AM
:lol:Julie shoves her nose and head under our feet to be groomed. We have to sit at the table eating petting with our feet. She makes me stand on one foot stroking her with the other while working in the kitchen.
If she wants a snack she grabs hold of my pants or socks and pulls toward the refrigerator. She squeezes between everyones feet who comes into the kitchen demanding a stroke. She ends up scaring timid kids.

Oh this is so funny!