Having cute furry bunnies at home can be a great experience for you. It’s obvious that you love your bunnies and want to show them love and affection, play with them in your ways, try to grab their attention, and many more. But still, your rabbits are not happy with you. They run away from you, getting angry and frightened, and want you to stay away.
And you are not getting the reason why they do that. It’s simply because you are showing love and affection in the wrong way. So unknowingly, you are doing the things that are actually hated by bunnies, and they start hating you. That’s why we have come up with this article that will educate you about the things rabbits hate about humans and will help you to create a better bond with your rabbits.
Things Rabbits Hate About Humans
By nature, rabbits are social animals. They love to stay near their owners or at least with another rabbit friend. However, staying alone creates loneliness, boredom, and separation anxiety in your bunny. So don’t make their cages outside the home or far away from you. Keep them near your activity area where they can see you all the time and feel affectionate. Also, if you are not available all the time for your bunny, then it’s best to bring your bunny a friend to stay happy and healthy.
Being inspired by cute Instagram photos, you might also want to dress up your bunnies and make them pose for your next post. But there is a big NO from your bunnies’ side. Bunnies hate to wear any clothes or accessories, and with all their power, they will try to get rid of those accessories.
Nail clipping is an important part of any pet’s grooming routine. And like all other pets, rabbits also don’t like to clip their nails and run away from you. But, as long nails can cause bunnies to sore hawks on their paws and make it difficult to hop. So it’s necessary to trim their nails whether they like it or not.
But the one thing you can do is increase the time between two nail clippings and reduce your bunnies’ anxiety. Giving them some digging and filling nails can be one way to reduce nail growth. And your rabbit will face nail-trimming shock once in a while.
Rabbits are prey animals and to stay safe, they form a strong sense of smell. Any kind of weird smell like blood or pee makes bunnies anxious, and they run out in fear of predators. So while you touch other animals, please don’t go near your bunnies. Also, bunnies don’t like the smell of crushed red chili, garlic, vinegar, or ammonia. So keep these things away from your bunny too.
Not Changing Hay
Hay is an important part of a bunny’s diet, and they use it as a litter box too. And interestingly, rabbits are intelligent enough to identify between fresh and gross hay. With that, they will not eat from their litter box when hays are completely depleted. Also, your bunnies will find out where fresh hay is kept and tell you to give them some, as hay is 80% of a rabbit’s diet.
Bunnies have the most sensitive ears on the earth and can’t bear loud noise in their areas. As prey animals, the only loud noise rabbits hear is thunderstorms and tree falls. And those loud noises have sent many wild rabbits into distress, and some even died.
Therefore, in households, bunnies can’t make any sort of loud noises such as shouting, breaking things, or loud music. So, it will be best to avoid loud music or any sort of loud noise. But with time, bunnies can adopt the normal sounds of Television, phone rings, or vacuum cleaners.
Car rides are one of the scariest things you can do to your rabbits. As said before, rabbits hate loud noises, and when the car engine starts, it seems like a nightmare for your bunnies. Also, a moving car is an unfamiliar environment for your rabbit, and they don’t like to go far from their home. So, it will be best if you don’t take your bunnies for car rides unless there is an emergency.
Chasing After Them
Predators like foxes or snakes chase bunnies to have a tasty dinner in wildlife. Bunnies run hard to save their life. The same thing happens when you chase your bunnies for playing or doing anything else. Though you are in a playing mood, your bunny might think you are going to hurt them and run fast to save themselves.
Grabbing From Back
We are familiar with giving back rubs to cats and dogs to show them affection. And most of the time, we do the same thing to our bunnies, which is completely wrong. Bunnies hate being grabbed or touched on the back, and in reply, they show a sort of anger toward you. Instead of back rubs, bunnies love to be patted on the heads or chins and try to interact with them from the front.
Being Picked Up
Just like chasing, picking up also reminds rabbits of wild predators. As prey animals, rabbits mostly get picked up by predators for eating, and the rabbit habitually runs when picked up. So, whenever you pick up your bunny to hug them or show affection, it may feel exhausted and frightened of you. That’s why it will be best if you don’t pick up your bunnies and try to show your love by playing with or patting your bunny heads.
So, that’s all with our bunny’s hate list, and we would recommend you not to make these mistakes with your bunnies again. Hope you have enjoyed the content and found it insightful.