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Bunnies are lovely house-pets. They are as affectionate and attention seeking as puppies yet somehow independent like cats. They have great little personalities but sometimes it can be hard to tell whether they are really happy. Bunnies have a few tell-tale tricks that let us they are feeling, here's what to look for:
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After their initial introduction, continue to have the pets meet for several minutes at a time, lengthening each successive meeting. Always keep your pooch on a leash and the bunny confined until your pup doesn't show any signs of aggression around Bunbun. Once this happens, allow your bunny out of her enclosure to hop around freely. Eventually -- once Sparky shows no signs of aggression or the desire to chase Bunbun and she doesn't show any signs of fear around him -- remove his leash. Give Sparky lots of treats and praise around Bunbun, and vice-versa. Each animal needs to associate the other with good things. For this reason, never punish either pet for scared or aggressive behavior; the pet will likely associate the punishment with the presence of the other pet, leading to negative reinforcement and possible tensions. Pet Rabbit for a Child | Children & Pet Bunnies - My House Rabbit
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My House Rabbit promotes rabbits as indoor pets and provides tips on . You can learn how to create a safe, welcoming environment for your house rabbit and gain insight into , so you will better understand your bunny’s needs. You can also check out our or And don’t miss our and !Understanding is helpful when building a bond with your pet rabbit for the long term. But if you’ve recently adopted your bunny, you may not even know how to start the bonding process.Something that is even more tragic, as far as I am concerned is that these folks are missing out on the true joys of having a pet rabbit. If you are not able to get close enough to your bunny to pet him or groom him, you are really not bonding with your pet. Rabbits show each other love through grooming and if you want to tell your rabbit that you love him in his own language, that involves petting and grooming him, just as you would any dog or cat.Pet rabbits are different from cats and dogs. It’s essential to understand how rabbits think so you and your rabbit can live a happy life together. Learn about their unique language at and demystify unfavorable rabbit behavior by reading . By catering to your rabbit’s natural inclinations, you can build a trusting, loving relationship with your bunny. See for more information.Learn how to pet your bunny. Do not rub him on the butt or lower back. That is an insult in bunny language. Rabbits do not like having their chins or underneath their heads pet. In their language you are telling them that you are the boss of them and are threatening them when you do this. Not a way to make friends. Some rabbits will tolerate, but most will become quite annoyed by any continued attempts to get underneath them in any way.Rabbits can make very good house pets, if you know how to look after them properly. A well-cared for bunny can share your home and heart for seven to 10 years. You might be surprised how smart and sweet a bunny can be. Because rabbits don't deal well with heat, keep your bunny in an area where the temperature doesn't rise above 70 degrees.