Pet Rabbit Bites Off Girl's Finger - Democratic Underground
It's understandable, but it's not the greatest behavior for a house pet.
While there's no fool-proof way to ensure your rabbit never bites, there are many things you can do to diminish the potential of him biting, scratching or otherwise behaving in an aggressive manner. If you adopt a rabbit from a shelter, ask about his past behavior to find out if biting was a problem with other owners. If you get him from a breeder or pet store, ask about the behavior, attitude and demeanor of his parents.
Is your rabbit just giving you slight, little nibbles on your fingers or toes? Typically this isn’t something you should worry about especially since it doesn’t often hurt. Many times this is how your pet rabbit will show its love for you. When a rabbit nibbles or bites you softly it is often accompanied with licking which is a sign of love. He is trying to groom you and is simulating the process (however, you have no fur to build up knots in so it results in just a little nibble of the skin). A rabbit will often only groom those for whom he cares about. Lucky you!
My rabbit seems content while petting her, then she bites for no ..
Rabbit Bites Its Cage And Pen - Petcha
Rabbits housed outside may suffer from insect bites and stings. One sting from a bee or wasp will cause some localized swelling and discomfort, but is usually not life-threatening, unless the pet is allergic. Signs of allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, swelling of the face and/or respiratory tract and signs of progressing shock. This won't usually occur with the first bite or sting, but occurs after repeated insults. If the stinger is still lodged in the skin, consult your rabbit veterinarian for advice on what to do next.This is caused by the myxoma virus, which is widely distributed in the wild rabbit population. Even if your rabbit never comes into direct contact with animals from the wild, it can still become infected with this disease. This is because the virus is spread by bites from mosquitoes, flies, fur mites and fleas. It is also acquired from contaminated thorns or thistles, or by direct contact with an infected rabbit. It is found in North America (primarily California), South America, Europe and Australia. Pet rabbits are more susceptible and more severely affected than wild rabbits, as wild rabbits have developed a better genetic resistance. Clearly, outdoor rabbits are at greater risk of getting this disease. The incubation period is 1-3 days and the first signs are the development of puffy eyelids, a purulent (pus-producing) conjunctivitis, and lethargy. Subcutaneous swelling (swelling under the skin) extends around the eyes, ears and genital region. This can rapidly progress to skin hemorrhages, trouble breathing, inappetence or anorexia, swelling around the base of the ears, fever, and development of generalized skin tumors. Death is usually within 1-2 weeks after infection, but occasionally animals will survive and signs will slowly regress over about 3 months.My rabbit never bites and usually only to attract attention,which happened today. I was down at her level petting her andstopped. She bit me to get me to pet her again, except the closestpart of me was my face. Normally its not that bad, but this isswelling. What do you suggest I do as far as detering this behaviorin the future and what should I use to clean the wound.My rabbit Rambo bites and brings blood the only time he's calm is when I give him treats by hand but I still have to watch him, he growls and also scratchers. I have held him since he was born so can't understand why he hates me. Anyone got any rabbit whispering tips. He also knows he hurts as he looks at you and gives you a concerned look. He once took a chunk out of my carpet looked at me and spat it out then went for me. He is now out side.