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Why is my rabbit so antisocial?

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Emelia7124

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I have 1 single rabbit, she is 1 months from being 2 years old, spayed, free roam. Ever since I got her she has always been antisocial, aggressive to 99% people, and don't like to be pet, cuddled. I bought her so much toys and I try to spend time with her, but she just grunts annoyed-ly and hops away? Also, she eats 24/7, she eats and sleeps and eats, and do nothing else but she is not overweight.

I can't get another rabbit, sorry.

What can I do? I think we are bonded, she sleeps on my bed with me sometimes, just when I touch her *grunt*
 

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Some rabbits are just more anti-social than others. Where did you get her from? If she’s a rescue she may have a bad association with people or hands. Try not to go up to her to stroke her as that could make her annoyed or even frightened of you! You could try giving her a healthy snack, such as forage or pellets a few times so that she gets excited when she sees you.

 

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That pretty much sounds how a normal bunny is. How long have you owned her?

Bunnies have different personalties some are more withdrawn than others. So we as owners will have to accept that personality with our bunnies. If it’s caused by trauma to not like being touched, focus on positive reinforcement and make petting something positive for your girl. Otherwise just enjoy watching her living her chill life being a happy bunny 😊
 

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Eat, sleep, poop. That is pretty much what rabbits do, with the occasional running around in the morning and evening primarily. You have a normal rabbit.

The fact that she will sleep on your bed with you means that she does feel comfortable being around you, so it could be that you may be doing somethings that your rabbit doesn't like, and that's why you are getting this behavior.

Do you ever try and pick her up or try to hold her to cuddle with her? When you try and pet her, where on her body do you pet? Her head, ears, back, sides, rump?

Not all rabbits like toys. They primarily prefer things that allow them to exhibit natural rabbit behaviors such as wood branches to chew on from trees that are safe for them to do so, a blanket to dig around and rearrange, a dig box, etc.

Here are some links on how to better bond with your rabbit as well as understanding rabbit body language.



 

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