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We often talked about aggressive bunnies to show people that bunnies can hurt humans because of some reasons, even though they look super cute. In this blog, we will understand more about why some bunnies are calm.
These bunnies we are talking about are more relaxed, chill, and never hate being held or cuddled. These pet rabbits don't panic, hide, or lunge at their owners whenever they are close. But is it weird to have calm bunnies just because you are used to hearing aggressive bunnies?
Let's talk more about these bunnies and why they have this temperament.
Reasons Why Your Bunnies Are Calm
1. You own the bunny at a very young age
Being a responsible owner has a significant impact on your bunnies' lives. If you adopted them at a very young age, they experienced how to be loved and cared for earlier than an adult bunny that is neglected most of its life.
The point is they are calm because they haven't experienced being poorly treated and these quiet bunnies know and feel that they are always safe with you as their owner.
2. Your home is cozy and safe
Even humans feel relaxed and calm whenever they are in a cozy and safe place. Bunnies need an excellent place to stay, away from harm; if you can provide them with a place like that, you can see them resting anywhere in the house.
3. The people inside your home are gentle to animals like bunnies.
It takes time for the bunnies to warm up to people. Bunnies can understand human body language. If your bunnies know the people in the house are always gentle to them, then there's no reason for your pet rabbits to panic.
4. Your bunnies are eating healthy
Healthy bunnies are also calm and happy. They wouldn't worry and get hungry if you provided them with fresh hay and water everyday, with their favorite treats. Bunnies sometimes show an attitude if they don't get what they want.
5. You don't force your bunny to meet other pet animals
This can make your bunnies lose their trust in you if you keep introducing them to animals they don't like. Calm bunnies are bunnies that aren't forced to do anything; they just relax and do what they want as long as they're safe.
6. You understand your bunnies' body language
You're a fantastic bunny parent if you understand your bunnies' body language. You will know more about how to read them and determine what they want from you. In this case, you can direct them to a positive attitude because you know what's making them mad. Calm bunnies are those that their owners understand.
7. You bond and play with your bunnies often
This is an essential part of having calm bunnies. They are calm after you give them physical and mental activities. If you fail to bond with them, they will more likely become destructive and uneasy.
What Can Change a Bunny's Attitude?
Properly handling bunnies should be given importance if you want your bunnies to have a good attitude toward people. It should start with you because you are the owner and you always have the chance to train your bunnies at home.
Changes in the environment
Because of changes in the environment, some bunnies become agitated. It can be a loud neighborhood, construction, or unfamiliar places. Always give your bunnies some time to adjust to things that are new to them.
Young bunnies are playful and become aggressive or destructive because of maturation. Fortunately, this can be solved by neutering or spaying them. On the other hand, old bunnies are more relaxed and less destructive.
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 Why Bunnies Are Calm
We talked about why your bunnies are calm and found out that it all points to how you provide them with what they need. Also, it includes you as a responsible and calm owner, too. Although this attitude may change, determine the factors and do your best to understand your bunnies.
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