Bunny behaviour

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    lucydeprez

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    I have a male lop and a female lion cross nethie. My male lop use to be so sociable with us until we introduced the female, he was getting better but since I've moved them into the shed neither of them like being handled now and they both run away from me. I'm able to stroke them for so long until they move. Any ideas how I can get them to be more sociable with me? I go into the shed many of times a day and evenings too. Sometimes I'll sit in there for half hr or so, they do come sniff me, although the female has nudged me with her nose a couple of times followed by a little nip.
    Any suggestions please?
     
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    The only thing you can do is continue to spend more time with them. Think about it from there point of view, even if you spend half an hour in there, that’s still 23.5 hours a day without a human present. Will take them a while to adjust with such short times together. Keep sitting with them, maybe offering something yummy when they come over to you so they think of it as a positive experience.
     
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    It's not just half hour a day I spend a lot of time going in there and maybe 10times a day, between 5-30mins. I've done the whole treats, they just take them off me and run away with them
     
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    Even if you spend a total of 4-5 hours a day in there (which I highly doubt, who has the time!), that’s still a huuuuge portion of the day they don’t have your company. An outdoor bunny will rarely be as human-friendly as an indoor one, just for lack of socialisation with you. I understand they are 6 months old? So you haven’t had them that long, it will come, got to give them a chance to adjust :)
     
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    Yes they are around 6months old, I've had them since they was 8 weeks old
     
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    Yeah, give it some time they’ve been through a lot with their surgery and moving about, keep up with your visits and they will grow in confidence and excitement to be with you!
     
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