ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Angry Bunny Solution

Updated on October 7, 2007

At some point in your bunny ownership, you're going to anger your bunny. It's almost unavoidable. At some point you're going to have to pick him or her up, put him or her in a bunny cage, cut play-time short, or commit some other such sin that is going to result in an unhappy bunny.

A large part of understanding your rabbit is coming to the realization that it is really a lot more like a cat than you might imagine. Rabbits go their own way, do their own thing, and while they may occasionally enjoy affection or games (how much or little depends on the individual bunny), they will essentially always please themselves rather than you. Thus, the imposition of your will upon theirs will never be greeted with much joy. There are exceptions to this rule of course, but in general, a bunny wants what a bunny wants.

Once your bunny is offended, there are a few things you can do to soothe its ruffled feelings.

Give bunny time. Bunny may forgive you in his or her own time, well, I misspeak, bunny will definitely forgive you at some point. How long that takes can be anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.

Coax bunny into a fun game. A game where things are ripped, tossed, and generally flung around can be an excellent way to work out some of your rabbit's anger issues. Some rabbits will pounce upon items tossed gently in their direction and attack them with all the ferocity of a prey animal

Bribery and corruption are also excellent ways to make up with your bunny. A little piece of carrot, apple, or some other favored treat may completely erase all memory of your offense from the bunny's mind. That, or the bunny may grab the treat, run away and eat it, and continue to sulk.

At the end of the day, there is no sure fire way to soothe your bunny, other than ongoing good treatment and care. As with any relationship, disputes will occasionally arise. Bunny may not understand why leaping onto the table from the chair and hacking at the cords to your laptop with its sharp bunny teeth is a bad thing at all, just as you might not understand why bunny insists on thrashing around in his/her cage at 3am. It's just a style thing, one you will come to understand and appreciate as you spend more time with your furry, bouncy bundle of joy.

Enjoy!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Dawn 

      7 years ago

      HAHAHA! noooo sir my bunny is just plain evil...but oh so adorable :)

    • profile image

      bre 

      9 years ago

      my bunny is so kind now

    • profile image

      ellen lawson 

      9 years ago

      I have a 4 month old bunny who attacked me repetedly if I put my hand into her cage as a 13 week old, until she realized that I would put my hand over her and gently stroke her head before I removed my hand. Also, I changed cages and put her into one where I would put my hand in from above her and stroke her before i picked her up. This was apparently a good way to go about things because she loves to be handeled now at 4 months.

      I have a puppy fence that I use to keep her in the kitchen for her play time and when it's time to pick her up I just move the pen around until she is in a small space and pick her up rather quickly without a lot of notice. She gets a cuddle and is put back in her cage where a treat awaits her. I don't think she has time to become ticked off!

      I aso say her name before I give her a treat, so she is starting to come when she is called. I also say her name as I put her into her cage and she sees the treat. Pavlov.

      Bunnies are smart, because they have to be as survivors. We must respect them and treat them as the clever little beings they are. It's much more fun that way!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)