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    i got my 3 month lionhaired bunny Bella yesturday. shes in a pretty reoomy cage. i am trying to help her adjust to her cage and see it as her home. will not letting her out much for the 1st few days make her aggressive? she keeps jumping on the wires of her cage. on the way home she waqs very sweet and lazy and now shes jumping everywhere. what does that mean? ahhhh i want her to be friendly and sweet i am looking for a friend to be loved. how can i help her be calm and sweet? I did so much research before getting her but now i feel clueless. please give me tips to a new baby bunny please!

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum Rabbits need a lot of space, they are very lively and will want to run and jump everywhere, and should not be shut in a cage for any length of time. If she is going to be a house rabbit you could either rabbit proof a room for her to be able to free range in, or buy puppy panels to make a large pen of at least 8ftx6ft

    I'm afraid most rabbits are anything but calm, and most hate being picked up! Spaying her once she is 6months or so will reduce hormonal behaviour, help with litter training and prevent her getting cancer of the reproductive organs.

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    In my experience, bunnies are much more relaxed when they have more space, they hate been in small spaces, and I know you are doing your best but any cage is just far too small. Whats she like when you open her cage and let her out around the house? at the end of the day she is young and wants to be able to move around and have fun.

    my house bunnies are completly free range and are relaxed and because they are with us 24/7 in the house, you are able to build close bonds with them..... but this has to be on your bunnies terms, and not yours! you need to give her time to re-adjust to her new home, sitting on the floor with her out and about is a good way to help build up trust.

    But like zoobec says, I think the key is she needs more space, you can do this buy purchasing puppy panels to extend her area and just from that you'll see a difference!

    also I would suggest getting her neutered at 6 months, and maybe even finding her a friend as sometimes it can be lonely for some bunnies.
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    Perhaps you could post a picture of her set-up?
    As has already been said, rabbits need lots of space and should never be confined to a hutch/cage. Part of the problem is that pet shops sell cages/hutches as being suitable for rabbits which, sadly, they are not.
    There are some very good ideas in the Housing section.

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