Hi, my new rabbits are nearly 9 weeks old. We picked them up on Monday and have pretty much been leaving them to settle. We go and chat to them and they will come and nibble the kids socks and jeans and generally seem happy to hop around us. The problem is if we give them a little stroke they seem to hate it (so we've stopped trying really). They go and hide if we touch them at all, although they're happy to sniff at our hands.
I just wonder whether it's best to start picking them up and stroking them to get them used to it or whether to continue as we are. We have an outside cage and run for them but I haven't put them out there yet as I don't want to frighten them. Should I just go for it?