How To Befriend A Wild Rabbit: 5 steps (personally proven)

Before I explain the steps on how to befriend a wild rabbit, I just want to offer some word of caution to anyone reading this.

While the idea of gaining the trust and affection of an animal from the wild seems like a great idea, you have to remember that wild animals have an instinct to fight whenever they feel threatened.

Be careful with wild rabbits because they can carry diseases and can fight back if they feel threatened by you.

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Can rabbits wear collars? What you need to know.

Putting collars on rabbits is not recommended due to the fact that rabbits have sensitive necks and could lead to abrasions. Your rabbit could strangle themselves when the collar gets stuck to something while your rabbits are playing in tight corners.

As an alternative, you can microchip your rabbits so that when your rabbits get lost and turned over to an impound, they can easily identify and return your rabbit. A harness is also safer for rabbits compared to collars because the strain is distributed around the body.

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Can Rabbits Eat Bananas? What You Need To Know.

Feeding your rabbits can be complicated if you don’t know what you’re doing. Rabbits have a very sensitive stomach and the wrong food can have major consequences.

That’s why it’s important that you know how safe the food your about to give them.

So, before I go too far along, let me just answer the main topic of this article.

Can rabbits eat bananas? Yes, rabbits can eat bananas. In fact, in the past, developing countries used bananas to feed their rabbits.

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Can Rabbits Eat Strawberries? What You Need To Know.

If your bunny can speak and you ask them what’s their favorite treats are, they would probably say STRAWBERRIES!

Rabbits love strawberries. In fact, they love them too much. That’s why it’s important that you always monitor the amount you give them.

Before we get too far along on how much your bunnies love strawberries, I’m just going to quickly answer the question.

Yes, rabbits can eat strawberries. Just make sure that they only eat it as treats and only give it to them occasionally.

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Can Rabbits Eat Lambs Lettuce?

As far as vegetables go, lettuces are probably what most people would think is good for rabbits. But did you know that certain kinds of lettuces like iceberg lettuce are not recommended for rabbits due to excess amount of lactucarium, which is toxic for rabbits in high amount.

That’s why you have to be careful when you’re planning on giving your rabbits veggies because some of them could cause digestive distress to rabbits.

So anyway, back to the topic, to answer the question — can rabbits eat lamb’s lettuce? Yes, rabbits can eat lamb’s lettuce, as a general rule to help you remember — the darker the leaves the healthier it is for rabbits. Just make sure that you introduce it to your rabbit slowly to not upset their stomach.

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How To Tell If Your Rabbit Is Depressed?

The signs that a rabbit is depressed are when they lack appetite, over/not grooming, lethargy, aggressiveness, pacing, seclusion, and tensed posture.

While the most common reason rabbits get depressed is due to small cage, not enough exercise, boredom, lack of social interactions, death of a companion, and if your rabbit is sick or is in pain.

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How To Tell If A Rabbit Is Sleeping?

You can tell that your rabbit is sleeping by looking for the usual sign like no nose twitching, relaxed ears and body, slow breathing, snoring, and relaxed sleeping position like laying on their side.

The way they sleep would depend on their current comfort level in you or their environment. Rabbits would only sleep in a relaxed position if they have complete trust in you and your home.

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How To Tell If Your Rabbit Is Blind?

You can tell if your rabbit is blind or semi-blind by looking at signs like regularly bumping on things, sensitivity to sounds, eye not responding to light, going in wrong directions when called, and physical changes/deformities in or around the eyes. While the most common causes of blindness are due to cataracts, E. cuniculi, scratched eyes leading to corneal ulcers, or old age.

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Why Would A Mother Rabbit Kill Her Babies?

Rabbits would eat her kits for a variety of reasons like when the kits are sick, stressed rabbit, not enough milk, mistaken for the placenta, kits already dead, or when the rabbit is too young to be a mother.

Rabbits would not willingly eat meat without reason because they are herbivores. What’s happening is just nature telling the rabbit to survive and procreate at all cost even if it means eating her own.

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