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    So hubby is trying so hard to be nicer about and more involved with Piper (per my request). So yesterday he was giving her her veggies, trying to bond with her a little and he swears she growled at him! She lunged at his hand that had the broccoli and growled (so he says...) I told him he was crazy, but he insists he heard something. Has anyone ever heard of bunnies growling?? (I know that sounds so stupid to even ask but I told hubby I would...)


    Also, what can he do to get her to like him/gain her trust?? He's never been mean or anything to her, he usually just ignores her so I don't know why she dislikes him so much.

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    Yep they do growl, especially Does Im afraid.

    They also do lunging well too


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    Is she speyed? Sometimes ladies can git a bit grumpy if they aren't speyed. But also some buns just have favourites sometimes. Your huspand could lie on the floor with her for a bit with food and let her invesitgate him.

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    So Hubby isn't crazy?!? Good to know...

    Did she growl because she was afraid, or doesn't like Kevin? He was actually kind of upset she growled and lunged because he was trying to bond with her, he kinda got his feelings hurt

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    Yes, they sure DO growl.....and for someone who isn't really familiar with bunnies, it can be SLIGHTLY unsettling!!!!! A couple of mine will lunge at my hands when I put fresh veggies in.....they just can't WAIT to get ahold of them and get very impatient!!!

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    My Poppy is a bit of a growler, she does it when she is afraid or unsure of something, did your hubby give her the Brocholi (sp) then keep hold of it? She may have thought he was taking it away again? Poppy does have favorites (my oh )



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    Quote Originally Posted by IsabelM View Post
    Is she speyed? Sometimes ladies can git a bit grumpy if they aren't speyed. But also some buns just have favourites sometimes. Your huspand could lie on the floor with her for a bit with food and let her invesitgate him.
    Yes, she is spayed but I swear she's been acting up more now since she's been spayed than she did before... She lets him pet her sometimes so I was confused she was being so hostile.

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    yeah buns do growl my mo does it when he wants to be left alone if hes in a mood


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    I would definatly think it's more a case of being afraid/defensive rather than hostile, maybe he could take things slower and let her get used to his smell etc first.



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    Quote Originally Posted by louise and Gus View Post
    My Poppy is a bit of a growler, she does it when she is afraid or unsure of something, did your hubby give her the Brocholi (sp) then keep hold of it? She may have thought he was taking it away again? Poppy does have favorites (my oh )
    I'm pretty sure he was still holding it, so maybe she just really wanted her broccoli! I guess I don't have to worry about Piper liking my hubby more than me anytime soon!

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