Went to feed our rabbits this afternoon (wife wouldn't let me be lazy on my day off... lol) and after opening the door to one cage, i reached in and pat one of my nursing does on the head and she pawed and nipped at me. Not in a vicious "fight to the death" sort of way, but obviously a bit aggressively. My reaction at the time was to swat her rump (no, i didn't beat her to death so please spare me whatever PETA rhetoric that i know at least one person must be dying to spread upon reading this--I'm not Michael Vick) Is this a proper admonishment for bad or unacceptable behavior, or are rabbits mentally capable of connecting the act and repercussions like a dog or cat would? I don't mind giving a little thump on her rear of it would teach her, but not if it won't establish good.behavior. And if not, how in your varied experiences do you teach them right from wrong?