Licking and nipping at the same time

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Apepsigirl

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So I was holding one of my Rex rabbits. And he was licking my arm and then he nipped me. Is this normal and how do cure the nipping as it hurt when he used his teeth? The other bunny is very sweet over all both males brothers and the one will eat from my hand and this guy that nipped is way more people shy. Thanks I’m advance.
 

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I've had rabbits do this. I think it's normal if it's just a nip, not a hard bite. I tested it with one that would nip this way and forced myself to hold my arm still instead of pulling away. He continued to lick and nibble. I think it's a part of their grooming to pull loose hairs since rabbits don't only lick when grooming each other and themselves. If he's actually biting you put him down immediately and turn your back on him for a couple of minutes. This is how rabbits indicate they are offended by something. Do this every time he tries to bite and he'll learn.
 

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