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Why is my rabbit so friendly towards me, but afraid of new people?

  1. profile image48
    Pepper'smomposted 7 years ago

    Why is my rabbit so friendly towards me, but afraid of new people?

  2. HoopBot profile image59
    HoopBotposted 7 years ago

    Rabbits think they're still in the wild, basically. Unlike (most) dogs, they don't have a built-in friendliness towards humans. Besides, why should they? Some people shoot rabbits.

  3. David Stone profile image73
    David Stoneposted 7 years ago

    Evolution has provided them with withdrawal as a survival mechanism when any persons smell, appearance or general vibe has not been associated with safety. Rabbits never evolved a natural relationship with people, and so, it must be learned.

  4. Sterling Carter profile image75
    Sterling Carterposted 7 years ago

    Rabbits are actually quite smart. The reason that your pets is friendly toward you is because your rabbit recognizes you. And it does not recognize "new" people.

    Just like a kid, they have to learn to trust the new people that they meet.

    Did you know that you can litter box train or paper train your rabbit as well? Oh yea, they are smart.

  5. NikenDiana profile image55
    NikenDianaposted 7 years ago

    maybe because he already knew you..and try to get your attention...
    but he don't want to take any risk for new people...
    hehe...i think he smart enough ...LOL..!!!

  6. sabrinaaq profile image61
    sabrinaaqposted 7 years ago

    Probably because she isnt use to those people and only feels comfortable around you because she knows you. She might feel vunerable and threatened by these other people