How to Handle a Rabbit
Rabbits are naturally friendly and snooping. Developing a good relationship with them will be rewarding for both of you. Also, it’s crucial for you to know how to handle a rabbit.
Many rabbit owners feel uneasy when it comes to picking up or carrying their rabbits. Especially when it’s a complaining rabbit, it makes them even more unsettled.
Few Tips on How to Handle a Rabbit
- Introduce your rabbits to human touch early.
- Rabbits may find human contact distressing if they aren’t handled regularly from a young age.
- Before holding a rabbit for the first time, it is best to let the rabbit get used to you.
- Move slowly and talk slowly. Rabbits feel relaxed in a quiet and calm handling environment.
- Safety is supreme when handling rabbits. Their delicate spines can even fatally be damaged if they feel insecure and struggle when held.
- Hold rabbits gently but firmly. Ensure one hand supports their back at all time.
- Never pick rabbits up by their ears, legs or tail. It is painful and can cause severe damage.
- Supervise children always. Only adults or responsible older children should pick up rabbits.
- Avoid placing rabbits on slippery surfaces. Setting a towel down can help the rabbits to feel more secure.
- When putting your rabbit down, slowly squat down while holding your rabbit close, and let him/her down gently and Be careful not to let it jump out of your arms. Hold the rabbit firmly until their feet are on the ground.
There’s a lot of other benefits to handling rabbits with massage.
- It helps with behavioral issues.
- Increases range of motion.
- It Reduces tension, inflammation, and pain.
- It will Improve circulation.
- Massage Accelerates recovery.
- It Strengthens immunity.
- It is a safe and natural supplement to your rabbit’s health care.
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