Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Bunnies have always been outside but how to start brining inside?

  1. #1

    Default Bunnies have always been outside but how to start brining inside?

    We have two lovely Bunnies that have always been housed outside. We purchased a run and then built a 4m extension that gets moved weekly so the rabbits always have fresh grass and can stay outside - the runs are covered and they are very happy - however my Daughter wants to be able to pet them and ply with them more. Being outdoor bunnies they donít like being overly handled. How can we start getting them used to be handled and brought inside every now and then?
    Last edited by Daveurugby; 30-05-2022 at 08:38 AM. Reason: Spelling mistakes

  2. #2
    Forum Buddy Liz47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    East Yorkshire
    Posts
    10,667

    Default

    Most rabbits don't like to be handled so that may not change if they were brought indoors. Rabbits don't feel safe when being handled and are usually much more comfortable on the floor so your daughter would have better interactions with them if she sat on the floor and offered treats when the rabbits came up to her.

    IF YOU NEED HELP WITH ANYTHING PLEASE SEND ME A PM OR ANY OF THE OTHER FORUM BUDDIES

  3. #3

    Default

    Thank you! (How did you manage to post an image?)

  4. #4
    Warren Veteran
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Bradford
    Posts
    6,042

    Default

    Rabbits tend not to like being temporarily relocated - so bringing them inside will stress them, and adding additional handling that they are not used to will not be welcome, either, so it probably won't have the outcome you want. The best way to get rabbits used to you is to just sit in their usual environment. Take a cushion, a book your daughter can 'read' to them and bring bunny treats so they will get used to coming to the person. Try things like dandelion leaves or willow twigs with leaves so they don't just do a grab and run, and it's better for their digestion than pet shop treats.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •