Rabbits can make social, loving companions with proper human contact.

One of the most common misconceptions people have is that rabbits are social and like to be held and cuddled. Perhaps this misconception stems from their resemblance to plush toys.

While it’s true some rabbits do not mind being held, it is also true that many people buy or adopt rabbits without realizing that most of them do not appreciate being confined in one’s arms or lifted into the air. Disappointment about this behavior often results in creatures being “dumped” after they begin to assert their strong personalities. You can learn more about shy behaviors and the steps to Win the Trust of Your Rabbit ensuring a long happy relationship.

Do you expect your rabbit to be sweet and docile all the time? Like any animal (or human) when a rabbit feels threatened, it will respond defensively. This can be startling and disappointing, so it’s important to understand Defensive Behavior. Learning the reasons rabbits behave defensively and how to help your rabbit to feel safe and secure will ensure they thrive in a happy and healthy home environment.

One of the main goals of House Rabbit Society is to educate about rescued house rabbits that have been abandoned by their owners. We are often asked about wild rabbits that are perceived as abandoned. At House Rabbit Society, we also help people understand natural rabbit behavior and how to determine the difference between a wild rabbit and an Orphaned Rabbit. It is important to know the difference, and when an occasion arises to care for an orphaned wild rabbit, how to care for them properly until they are weaned. The goal is to release wild rabbits as soon as they are ready to ensure they will thrive in the wild.

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