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Re: My rabbit web (:

Post Number:#31  Unread postby Petlover500 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 3:02 pm


Tiny Buns wrote:
Petlover500 wrote:If any of my rabbits are aggressive, I correct it immediately.
None of my kits have shown any signs of aggression yet, and are getting handled daily.
They really do love to be held and pet, lol!


I would be curious to know how you 'immediately correct aggressive behavior' in a rabbit? Sadly, I just had to cull a doe I've hand raised since she was 5 weeks (after 4 weeks of firm handling and behavior modification attempts) because she bit me so deeply I needed stitches. She loved, just loved being cuddled as a kit and would be content to be carried around for hours. She hit puberty and changed into frankenb*tch. And pregnancy turned her into an unpredictable viper. In this case hormones did is no favours and changed my sweet cuddly kit into a rattlesnake.

I'd be curious to know your methods vs the level of aggression you're treating if it might save a necessary cull later on.

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I just do repetitive kind and gentle behavior.
But, I have never had to have stitches from a rabbit bite.
When my rabbits bite or scratch me, I just gently pet them from forehead to tail, and it seems to calm them down. But if my pet dutch doe is being a stinker and decides to take a chomp out of me, I just gently grab her, put her in my arms, and hold her softly but firmly until she calms down. That seems to do the trick as well.
If they bite or scratch you and you retreat, it teaches them that all they have to do to get rid of you is hurt you. (Although sometimes you do have to back off, if you are hurt badly enough.) I see retreating as a way of rewarding bad behavior. So I just stick around until they calm down, then I leave em be.

Sometimes my does can be pretty cage territorial, so I just put them in a crate while I clean their cages out, and I don't have to worry about being bitten.

But I am not saying what I do works for all rabbits- especially the larger breeds that you cannot easily pick up and handle.
This is just what works for me and my rabbits (spot mix, dutch, and netherland dwarf).
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Re: My rabbit web (:

Post Number:#32  Unread postby Tiny Buns » Sun Oct 25, 2015 6:49 pm


I breed Netherland dwarf and holland lops. Both dwarf breeds. And I don't honestly think that leaving your hand in with blood gushing out of it is an option......

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Post Number:#33  Unread postby Petlover500 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:22 pm


I have edited my website :)
Hopefully it is better. I do know it is not a "normal" rabbit site, but I like how it is turning out! :P :popcorn:
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Re: My rabbit web (:

Post Number:#34  Unread postby LittleFluffyBunnies » Wed Nov 04, 2015 9:04 am


Great website! All your rabbits are so cute!
Breeding pet Dwarf and Dwarf Angora rabbits. A rabbit fanatic!
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Re: My rabbit web (:

Post Number:#35  Unread postby imajpm » Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:05 pm


Well now, I did not read the first version but I don't think it's too bad.

Some things that may make it more appealing for buyers would be:

Instead of stating how the rabbits must be cared for, I'd just keep that information in your descriptions of how you personally care for them. It's implied that you feel that just tossing some pellets in once a day and walking away is not what you want for your bunnies.

Then all the equipment and plant lists I'd just place as separate informational articles.


Not everyone is going to pick greens or serve veggies. There are indeed many ways to raise and care for bunnies and of course :) we are all strongly opinionated on what these methods are. I'd try for a more neutral approach for the website and just provide all the extra information on the side.

For clients there is a certain degree of risk. Question them. Some will walk the talk, and others will tell you what you want to hear so even if you have requirements, I can guarantee you that only a few rabbits will end up living in the manner that you prefer. It's unfortunately a risk we all have to take when we sell animals. Once a rabbit is out your door you have no say in anything related to them. I'd just do the best I can with the clients and try to weed out the obvious flakes. Not too much you can do beyond that. Having stringent requirements won't deter those people who are "determined" to get their hands on a bunny but may intimidate a perfectly good rabbit owner.

All in all though I think your site is nice looking and it's obvious you take good care of your rabbits :)

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Post Number:#36  Unread postby Petlover500 » Wed Nov 04, 2015 10:29 pm


Thank you both!
Thanks for the long reply, imajpm!! :P
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Post Number:#37  Unread postby imajpm » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:00 am


Haha sorry, I try to stay under control but fail often :D

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Re: My rabbit web (:

Post Number:#38  Unread postby Petlover500 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:30 am


imajpm wrote:Haha sorry, I try to stay under control but fail often :D

haha, I really appreciate it though! :P
I liked reading what you had to say ;)

__________ Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:30 pm __________

I updated my care page quite a bit- hopefully you guys like it better now! C:
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