- Jan 19, 2020
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I've had my Barnaby, a Holland Lop, since he was 8 weeks old. He has always loved to be picked up and has spent hours just snuggling and cuddling in my lap. When he turned 6 months old, he started fighting being picked up. He throws his body about and kicks like a madman with his rear feet. Once I have ahold of him he calms and is able to relax and be snuggled on. My question is, do I continue to forcibly pick him up, until he hopefully doesn't mind it again, or do I resign myself to not being able to ever pick him up again? I do not want to cause him any undue stress. I am totally fine if it is advised to not pick him up. I can still pet and snuggle some with him at ground level. Just a side note, he has never been dropped, handled roughly or abused. And he is neutered.