What to Expect When You First Bring a Rabbit home

Bringing new pets home is always exciting, but it’s important to be prepared for what might happen. All animals will react differently when they’re first brought home, but I’ve found that the few hours with your new bunny vary WILDLY from rabbit to rabbit. I’ve had rabbits that hid for hours, I’ve had rabbits that … Read more

Do Rabbits Need Vet Checkups?

I’m kind of on the fence about vet checkups. My rabbits do get vet checkups, but if i wasn’t also having them vaccinated, I probably wouldn’t religiously stick to a one-yearly checkup. It really depends on your rabbits though. If I had one that wasn’t particularly good at eating their hay, I’d definitely make sure … Read more

Do Bunnies Get Sick Often?

I don’t think bunnies get sick any more or less often than other pets, but like all animals, some are more prone to illness than others, and, er, there’s not a lot you can do about it. Here in the UK (or at least near me) vet care for rabbits is pretty good, and often … Read more

How to Pick up a rabbit

Don’t pick up a rabbit. I’m not joking. They hate it, and they kick and scratch and bite and somehow manage to shoot 50% of their fur up your nose. Some rabbits don’t mind being picked up. Some actually LIKE being picked up. But 9 out of 10 rabbits (this is a figure I made … Read more

How Do You Show Dominance to A Rabbit?

I have an article about punishing rabbits, during which I discuss how hard it is to punish a rabbit. If you yell at them they just get scared, rather than being like ‘ah yeah, I get why you’re mad’. Dogs have learned how to look guilty (spoilers: they don’t actually care) but rabbits and cats … Read more

Why Does My Rabbit Throw Herself On Her Side?

Rabbits can be seriously overdramatic. There are dozens of instances of this, but the force with which they throw themselves onto the floor is a great example. But…why? Why do they do this?? And why do they do it with such force?? SURELY it must hurt? I can’t IMAGINE just flinging myself to the ground … Read more

Can Rabbits Understand Human Language?

Dogs definintely can. Cats can, but choose to ignore it. Rabbits are more akin to cats when it comes to understanding humans. I know my rabbits know their names. I KNOW that when I say ‘OI HOLLY!’ Holly understands that I mean ‘stop fucking chewing the fucking sofa’ but she actually doubles down and starts … Read more

Why Does My Rabbit climb on Me?

In my experience, rabbits are avid climbers when they’re young, and then the desire to be a mountain goat and climb their human like a tree drops off a bit. Rabbits like to be up high I mean, it makes sense. The higher up a rabbit is, the more they can see and the faster … Read more

Why Does My Rabbit Dig On Me?

Rabbits dig professionally, so having a rabbit dig on you isn’t always the same cutesy thing as having a cat kneading your knee (though claws can be sharp), though sometimes rabbits kind of mean iti in the same way. Not all rabbits will do this. Mine only EVER dig at me because I’m in the … Read more

Why Is My Rabbit Aggressive All Of A Sudden?

You can get rabbits that just…are aggressive. Luckily it isn’t that common. Remember that there’s a fine line between aggressive and simply not cuddly. I’d say that you have about a 50% chance of getting a rabbit that in’t into snuggling. Naturally aggressive rabbits are much rarer – kind of like cats. Whilst some are … Read more