I have 2 Mini-Lop rabbits. Although mounting can escalate into circling, which could develop into a little fight, mounting usually dissipates after the first … To stop a rabbit's biting habit, start by determining what situations trigger your rabbit to bite, like being picked up or being fed. Such devotion is far from apparent at first meetings, which may be marked by aggressive behavior.Two weeks later, these rabbits are inseparable, grooming and cuddling each other … Rabbits are a bit jumpy and this may not work very well when you have other pets like cats and dogs. Watch each rabbit hop. My only issue is one of my rabbits is lighting nipping at the other ones ears. This is often missed. This is the way rabbits communicate danger to other rabbits, and sometimes it is a sign of annoyance. Your rabbit might show his affection for you in a similar way, by licking you! This is sometimes difficult because of thick fur, but do your best. One of them (he was the runt of his litter if that helps) has been chewing and tearing at my other rabbit's ears. Thumping . Check the legs, face, eyes, jaws, hind area, ears, et cetera. This started recently and is getting worse. EATING NEAR EACH OTHER: get those greens out for every bonding session! So use caution – your rabbit will not be thinking “this is my person, totally safe, no need to bite”. When a rabbit wants your attention he will nudge you with his nose. When a rabbit thumps or stomps on the ground with a hind leg, it can make a surprisingly loud noise. A rabbit who is feeling comfortable around another rabbit will eat. Carefully assess each rabbit for injuries. You may even choose to use gloves to remove one rabbit from the area. Offer each rabbit enough space to behave naturally and exercise several hours a day to stay healthy. In addition, we will also avoid marking the territory, other pets or us with urine. We would, however, suggest that you still try and pay attention to ensure that your rabbit does not get easily … As part of your injury assessment, set the rabbit … 6. Rabbits should be sterilized before reaching sexual maturity, this will reduce the likelihood of one rabbit biting another. I’m currently bonding my rabbits and it’s finally going very good. The following scenarios, all taken from real life, illustrate the basic causes of aggression and some easy ways to solve it. Both rabbits may be full of fight, or can be terrified, and may well still bite at this point. Both approx 2 years, male and they have not been de-sexed. They may lash out at anyone. Often rabbits might startle each other and jump back and this looks like a nip, but carefully observe if this is the is a bit or just a reaction or overreaction.. Eating greens is a happy thing, and leaves the impression that bonding is fun! Make sure to put out several piles of greens, so your rabbits can start with some distance and … The runt also chewed at my other rabbit's eye last year, but this has … Often rabbits will bite out of pain, so a trip to a good rabbit vet will look for tooth problems, pain, etc. A rabbit might also lick you to let you know he wants to be petted. The rabbit psyche is mysterious, sometimes paradoxical. Two bonded rabbits will show affection by grooming each other. Nudging. I have gotten them to a point where they have mostly stoped fighting and are in a small pen. Not biting, but the one being nipped gets annoyed and moves away. Smaller sized animals can probably work with rabbits as long as you train them to behave well around the rabbit. They form bonds so powerful that loss of a partner can cause depression and illness. These deeply emotional creatures crave the companionship of their own kind. Both sexes may mount each other. 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