Originally Posted by katiecrna
Sometimes it's just the personality of the bunny. Sometimes it can be a lack of trust from bunny to you... like she trusts you if it's on her terms, but when you approach her for a head pet she gets nervous and bites. It's important to understand that this is a reflex for her, she's a pray animal, she's nervous, she reacts. Also I have a lionhead and they are not that trusting, and big divas. Anyways... I personally don't believe you can redirect behavior that is a reflex. I think it will take time and patience on her terms for her to trust you and not nip.
I should clarify - She doesn't necessarily bite when we're trying to pet her or when she's nervous, and I'm not thinking the nipping is due to a trust issue.
I think overall she's a chewer and a digger, which has turned into her chewing on and nipping at us, as well as anything else that's around (we've bunny proofed our house, but she's still finding things to chew on). I don't mind her being a chewer, as I know it's normal for them, but I'm hoping maybe there's a way to control it, so that we feel comfortable with our feet around her for example, or if she jumps up on the couch with us, I'd like to be able to sit there and have her run all over without worrying about her nipping at us or our clothes.