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    Not often my Fudge bunny will start scrabbling at me - what does this mean? So today I put some cushions on the floor so he could easily jump up to the sofa (he's nearly 6 years old and doesn't hop as high as he used to as much). So he hopped up, hopped on to my lap, I stroked him and then he started scrabbling/digging at my shoulder. I let out and 'ouch' and stopped him but he did it again and again. I stroked him again and then he bounced back off to hay box to eat. Does this mean he wants food or some other kind of attention? Or something else? He digs at the floor where I keep his hay and we often give him new hay when he does that. The only other times he does it are when he's being held and brushed etc and he's annoyed and wants to get down. He's pretty friendly, loves being stroked on the floor, but definitely is the boss - if we're in his way he will push your hand with his head or nip your legs!

    Any ideas on this scrabbling at my shoulder, it's not the first time he's hopped up to the sofa to do it.

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    Obi digs me when he wants me to get out of his way or if he thinks there's something exciting underneath/behind me. Very annoying!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BattleKat View Post
    Obi digs me when he wants me to get out of his way or if he thinks there's something exciting underneath/behind me. Very annoying!
    he's just hopped up and done it again a few hours later. I don't think it's as I'm in his way or theres something behind me as he could have hopped up on the top of the sofa.

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    Does he sleep/rest on the sofa? Maybe he wants the spot you're sitting on.

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    Madelyn sits nicely on my lap--she will dig at me and look around when I stop rubbing her side.

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    My bunny does this too, itís his way of telling me to move! Another one is sneaking up behind us and nipping right on the back of the ankle

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillyrabbit View Post
    My bunny does this too, itís his way of telling me to move! Another one is sneaking up behind us and nipping right on the back of the ankle
    I once had a bit of raw skin on the back of my ankle where a new pair of shoes had been rubbing. One of my buns sneaked behind me and sank his teeth into that bit of raw skin. I almost hit the ceiling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy's Little Helper View Post
    I once had a bit of raw skin on the back of my ankle where a new pair of shoes had been rubbing. One of my buns sneaked behind me and sank his teeth into that bit of raw skin. I almost hit the ceiling!

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    Dennis gives me ankle, socks and slipper nips. Maple gives me ankle head butts. It's a demanding/impatient thing...noms or get out

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    Quote Originally Posted by kattymieoww View Post
    Does he sleep/rest on the sofa? Maybe he wants the spot you're sitting on.
    No not really anymore unless I feed him up there.

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