Friday, May 14, 2010

How to Introduce Your Rabbit to People

Rabbits are very sociable creatures. They enjoy interacting with their human companions once they learn to trust them (see the Bond With Your Rabbit eHow). Their social nature makes most rabbits happiest when they have a rabbit companion or another companion. (see Choose a Rabbit Companion for Your Rabbit.

  1. Step 1

    Coach the people before they meet your rabbit, so they know not to touch your rabbit, until you give permission to do so.

  2. Step 2

    Make sure that visitors keep their voices at a regular speaking decibel or lower, so they won't hurt your rabbit's sensitive hears with all the noise.

  3. Step 3

    Ask visitors to approach your rabbit in the same manner you have taught him to accept from you.

  4. Step 4

    Hold your rabbit the first few times your visitors approach to make sure your rabbit knows he's safe.

  5. Step 5

    Do not ever leave your rabbit alone with a houseguest because your rabbit may panic and bite or scratch when he thinks he's alone with a stranger.

  6. Step 6

    Supervise all interactions between your rabbit and any visitors to make sure your rabbit remains calm.

  7. Step 7

    If your rabbit panics at any time, stop the introductions and return your rabbit to his room or play area, so he can romp about undisturbed.

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