Getting Acquainted With A New Bunny (video link below): It typically takes a bunny a couple of weeks to become comfortable in a new home and it is best not to force the relationship. When he first arrives, give him a cardboard box (with two exit holes) and give him solo time for a day or two. Then set up an exercise pen and sit inside with the bunny. Keep your hands to yourself; allow the bunny to approach on his own without being forced. If the bunny permits a pet, give him a tiny bit of carrot. Practice this procedure until the bunny is completely comfortable with being petted.
We received this video from adopter Amanda Hallock after she adopted Skeeter, a French Angora that had been dumped in the woods "to live in the wild" shortly after Easter. Skeeter had not been well cared for; his coat was so matted that it took multiple sessions to get him trimmed.
As Amanda's video shows, even bunnies who were mistreated can learn that some humans can be trusted, that petting is a nice thing and that a human home can be a nice place to live. To watch her video, click here: Amanda Hallock | Facebook
Saturday, June 20, 11am - 4pm, Brentwood
Saturday, June 27, 11am - 4pm, Chesterfield
Petco adoption events - on Sundays
Sunday, June 28, noon - 4pm, Creve Coeur