Updated: Dec 20, 2022
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There are things rabbit loves the most, like treats, fresh hay, outdoor play, and bonding with owners. With all these things mentioned, you must not forget the things they hate because these can affect their overall health if ignored. Here is a list of 13 things rabbits hate the most.
What Do Rabbits Hate the Most?
Remember all the things listed, so you know what to avoid when caring for bunnies at home.
1. High temperature
Bunnies cannot tolerate a place with a high temperature. During the summer, you should provide your bunnies with an area well-ventilated. You can also give them frozen bottles filled with water so your rabbits can rest beside them.
Rabbits are curious and playful animals. It's frustrating for them if they're kept in cages because they cannot even stretch their legs by hopping and binkying. Train your bunnies to free-roam so they can be happier and healthier.
3. Introducing to bigger pet animals
Bunnies are prey animals, so anything bigger or higher than them is considered a threat. If you're moving to someone's house and they have a dog, do not immediately put the two pets in one place. It takes time before your bunny gets used to other pet animals, although there are bunnies that get along with other pets well.
4. Being alone
Before you adopt a bunny, ensure that you will be there for it most of your time. Rabbits get sad if they feel alone, and they know it because they cannot see their owner in the house.
5. No hiding place or enclosure
Cages aren't good for bunnies, but it doesn't mean they don't need a place to hide. Provide your bunnies with an enclosure or cardboard box inside their playpen so they can stay in the dark if they're afraid.
6. Noisy place/home
A noisy environment is stressful for pet rabbits. Don't play loud music because your bunny might get frightened. If people are coming to your house, tell them beforehand you have bunnies at home so they won't be surprised.
7. Dusty hay and brown hay
Dusty or brown hay isn't nutritious and delicious for bunnies. Provide them with fresh hay daily and check whether it is dusty or not. Buy only quality and premium products for your bunnies.
8. Careless and playful kids
Because most kids are careless and playful, make sure your bunnies are safe. If rabbits are scared, they might hurt the kids. Teach the children in your home to be more gentle around bunnies and other animals.
9. Scaring by running after them
Your bunnies love to play with you, but they don't like when you run after them. Chasing them for no reason scares them; they might hate you after that. It's challenging to gain a rabbit's trust, so don't waste it. Be gentle with them because they can easily get scared.
10. Picking by their armpit
There is a proper way of handling a rabbit. It's very uncomfortable for bunnies if you pick them by their armpit. It might even break their back. Let your bunny calm first. Place your one hand under the rabbit's chest and your other hand on its bottom, then gently carry it.
11. A smelly corner with droppings and pee
Rabbits are clean animals because they groom themselves daily. Always clean their favorite corners by removing the droppings and wiping the pee. Also, don't forget to remove the hay dust that fell from the feeder and their litter box. Even the litter box needs to be cleaned.
12. When rabbits are kept inside the house
Not because they are indoor pet rabbits doesn't mean they should be kept in the house forever. They should experience playing and digging outside. Let them explore outdoors and be like rabbits in the wild sometimes.
13. Riding cars without support
Car sounds are scary for rabbits; how much more riding without a cage or support? If you are traveling with your bunny, put it in a large, well-ventilated cage so it wouldn't be frightened of the moving car. Secure the cage so it will not move while you are driving.
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits, volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, extensive pet product research, and experienced peers. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about properly taking care of rabbits. Please know that it is still best to visit the vet regularly. For medical emergencies, contact a rabbit-savvy vet. Always observe your rabbits around new products or environmental changes.
Final Thought on Things Rabbits Hate the Most
Here are 13 things rabbits hate the most. Now that you know these things make sure your bunny will not experience any of these so it can live longer and healthier.
Do not let your rabbit live by these things it hates the most because it can turn to stress and depression.