Why does a home decorative bunny bite?
- 03 Jul 03:00
- Causes of aggression in rabbits
- What may scare a rabbit?
- Basic rules for dealing with rabbit
Why does a decorative rabbit bite? This question is of interest to many people who encountered manifestations of aggression on the part of cute and fluffycreatures. It is difficult to imagine that a small animal will actively attack the human hand, and yet such aggression in rabbits occurs quite often. According to scientists, than a great intelligence has a beast, the more aggressive it is, it differs.
Causes of aggression in rabbits
In order to understand the causes of aggression of a fluffy pet, you need to find out what habits are characteristic of rabbits.
So, rabbits are pretty stubborn and will never do what they do not want. These mammals are rodents and spend most of their time on food. They eat a bit, but often. In order to drain teeth, the rabbit should bite hard and solid objects. In nature, they may have branches and bark of trees, dry grass stems, etc. In home conditions, often replace wallpaper, rugs, wires and other attractive things for rabbits.
No host will suffer the destruction of his home, and his first reaction is the desire to take the fluffy hooligan into a cage. Such situations often lead to the aggressive behavior of a rabbit: it bites and bites. And this is not surprising, because not everyone will calmly part with something tasty.
The next reason is the quality that wild rabbits gave their wild ancestors - the ability to protect their territory. Under natural conditions, rabbits live in burrows, located on sites with an area of 0.5 to 20 hectares. Regularly they bypass their possessions and leave labeled, which are allocated by the choroid, anal and inguinal glands. Anyone who encroaches on designated territory will be immediately punished.
This feature makes chewing biting when a person tries to pull it out of the cage: it simply jealously protects its territory. To avoid a bite, the owner must open the cage and wait a bit. Decorative rabbits are very curious, they will definitely take the opportunity to explore the world around them.
Even the most cute and cute decorative rabbit can be a serious rival. By reaching sexual maturity, rabbits are transformed into cruel males capable of fighting their own. And here the goal is to not only scare another male, but also to damage his genital organs and even kill him.
In some cases, animal aggression may be caused by a desire to defeat an opponent. Little rabbit reaches sexual maturity and starts biting the owner. In addition, appetite is inherent in animals during sexual intercourse. If a fluffy pet jumps behind the master's feet, spins around them and bites, it can be said that he has found an object for sexual games.
Females may also be aggressively sexually hunted or caught.
What can a rabbit scare?
It's no secret that decorative rabbits are a very restless and easily stimulating creation. They can scare not only a scream, but also sharp movements, swings with hands, etc. Once faced with a "terrible" subject, the animal will be afraid of him all his life.
All stresses are reflected on a well-developed nervous system, and this very soon may lead to a change in its behavior, in which the rabbit starts to bite, to give out unnatural sounds or fights.
In order for the animal to respond positively to the stroke, it is not possible to lift hands to it from the side of the nose and eyes. It is here that there is a "blind" stain: the rabbit does not see nearby objects, and any touch can scare it. Not surprisingly, the reaction to fear is aggressive behavior. Zvoryatko very quickly become accustomed to the hands of the owner, if the stroke is carried out from the side, in a zone accessible to the visibility. A caressing words and calm intonation will give the pet an extra confidence.
The desire to attack can result in a rescue after physical injury or stress. Such rabbits fiercely throw on objects that once they "offended": a vacuum cleaner, a mop, noisy toys or newspapers. It is no exception to the owner's hands, if he has ever tried to tear the pet for disobedience.
In most cases, the cause of the aggressive behavior of the animal is fear.
You can not communicate with the animal in any way by screams or vowels: the rabbit will not become kinder, but on the contrary, it will be even more fearful for a person, seeing it as a potential threat.
If the animal, before it differed calm and peaceful nature, began to bite and show aggression, it is necessary to observe him. The presence of symptoms such as overexcitation or lethargy, coughing, sneezing, etc., can be a sign that the animal is ill. Here the only correct decision will be an appeal to the veterinarian.
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Basic rules of behavior when communicating with a rabbit
If the animal has become aggressive or can not get used to a person's rights, one must adhere to several basic rules:
If, in spite of good maintenance and handling, the decorative rabbit tries to show its dominance with bites and do not punish it. The main thing here is to convince him that you do not pretend to be a leader in the rabbit hierarchy, and ignore his attack. When the animal realizes that you are not exposed to provocation, it will calm down.