The first few weeks
- Rabbits are prey animals so it will take them awhile to learn to trust you. Try not to handle them much in the first few days as this will stress them – a new home is enough stress as it is. Once the rabbit has settled in give it plenty of attention. In general, rabbits don’t like being picked up. If you must pick up your rabbit this is a great resource: http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Surgery/Restraint/Handling.htm.