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Will they become biters?

Post Number:#1  Unread postby a7736100 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:21 pm


This is my first litter that I handled the kits twice daily for the first 3 weeks. Mother didn't make a nest so I took the kits and placed them in a box. I kept the mother indoors and brought the kits to her every morning and night. I didn't leave the kits in the cage because my cat would reach in and get the kits. Kits are almost 4 weeks old now and are in the cage with mother. The last couple days all the kits are licking my hand and trying to bite. I know they are just trying to see if my hand is good to eat. If I continue to let them bite me will they grow up to be biters and unsuitable as pets?

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Re: Will they become biters?

Post Number:#2  Unread postby ipoGSD » Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:09 am


As long as they are being friendly i wouldn't worry. Lots of my babies have done this and have been super sweet/friendly. If they dont stop in a couple weeks or it gets more intense, you could squeal like it hurts to hopefully deter them before the 8 week marker.

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Re: Will they become biters?

Post Number:#3  Unread postby hotzcatz » Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:04 am


When bunnies around here do a taste test, they get a solid (but still gentle) thump on the nose. They don't do it twice. They won't know you don't like it unless you let them know about it.
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