In this video, we’ll discuss the top 15 things that rabbits hate and you should avoid.
High Temperatures Rabbits prefer temperatures of about 60–65 degrees Fahrenheit. And temperatures above 85 degrees Fahrenheit are hazardous to domesticated bunnies. In fact, rabbits have no sweat glands. They can exhaust excess heat only through their long ears. Make sure to construct a hutch to keep your bunny shaded during the heat of the day. Certain Smells Rabbits are prey animals. In order to survive, they’ve had to develop an incredibly keen sense of smell to know when a predator is in the area. The smell of blood or urine scares them away because they may think a predator is in the area. Bunnies also can’t tolerate the smell of crushed red peppers, ammonia, vinegar, and garlic. Being lonely If you see a bunny in the wild, it’s unlikely to be alone. Rabbits are very social animals who need constant companionship. They travel in pairs and large groups, protecting each other from predators. Having nowhere to hide It is important for bunnies to have a safe place to hide when they feel threatened or get spooked. Having nowhere to take cover, will make your bunny scared, stressed and anxious. Socializing with predators Outdoor rabbits face many dangers from predators. You may think it’s cute to introduce your bunny to cats or dogs, but these are predatory animals by nature and can be very frightening for your rabbit. Surprisingly enough, rabbits can die simply from the stress of hearing or smelling a predator in the area even if they aren't attacked. Loud Noises Loud noises are stressful for your rabbit because they have much more sensitive hearing than humans. The sound of fireworks, thunder, loud music, horror movies, loud vehicles, slamming doors, shouting or your vacuum cleaner can be terrifying for your rabbit. Washing them Rabbits are very clean animals and they almost never need a bath. Bathing your rabbit can even be harmful because they may panic and fracture their spine or a limb if they thrash around Damp, stale dusty hay It’s important to give your rabbit high quality hay. It needs to smell nice and be dust free. Fresh and greenish hay is better than brown hay. Remember, hay is the most important part of a rabbit's diet as it provides the fiber necessary to keep their digestive systems healthy. Make sure to give your bunny additional hay types like Timothy and grass hays. Rabbits should have a daily diet of mostly hay, a smaller amount of fresh vegetables, and a limited number of pellets. Small spaces Rabbits are social, intelligent, and highly curious animals who need to be able to explore their surroundings. In the wild, they're incredibly active, and love to run and jump. Keeping your rabbit in tiny cages is unkind and can cause a range of health problems such as obesity, depression Roughhousing Children are unpredictable and impulsive. They can sometimes agitate or frighten a rabbit. Young children should be introduced to bunnies in a calm and peaceful manner, carefully letting the bunny gets close to them at the rabbit’s own will. Riding in a car Rabbits hate car rides because a car is an unfamiliar environment, filled with strange noises and weird smells. And remember, bunnies hate being outside of their known environment. When they are in a moving vehicle, they get anxious and even tremble with small, fast tremors. Being picked up Bunnies are very skittish animals and it takes a while for most rabbits to trust their human. That doesn't mean they don’t like you. It’s just that they are prey animals and they don't know if you are going to eat them or not! Remember to be patient and let your rabbit come to you first. If they sniff or nudge you with their nose, do not move away. Petting their behind Rabbits don’t like being touched on their back, stomach or tail. This is because they feel they are being preyed upon from behind. Rabbits tend to love their ears, nose and cheeks to be stroked. A home full of urine and droppings Rabbits are very clean animals and they appreciate a clean, nice home. Dirty smelly homes will depress your pet and will attract flies. Dressing your rabbit rabbit hate being dresses up Chasing After Them Although chasing after your rabbit may seem all fun and games from your perspective, it can be devastating for your rabbit. When chased around, rabbits get frightened and their heart rate could skyrocket. A high traffic environment Rabbits can get anxious and startled if they are kept in a high traffic part of your house. Like where many people and young children are constantly walking around. It’s important to avoid suddenly reaching out and touching your pet. A rabbit that doesn’t feel safe in their home environment will be in constant fear and anxiety. Belly Rubs A bunny’s stomach is a very sensitive part of their body. rabbits hate being touched on their belly area.