Can you conquor a bunny's fear?

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Can you conquor a bunny's fear?

Post by gentl on Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:56 pm

ATM I have a terrified little bunny. He is hiding and all hunched up in fear. Rory was a rescue. The man in that family was very rough with him and would yell. Our next door neighbor is outside in the lovely Autumn air and is being loud and throwing things around. He and his friend are working on various projects so I cannot ask them to be quiet. They are not being too loud, just normal for guys working and joking around.

But Rory is so terrified I cannot tempt him out with any kind of nom. I keep telling him that everything is OK. It's too hot & humid to close the windows. I'm wondering if there is anyway to desensitize him to the noise? Hubby and I are exceedingly quiet and we assume he has gotten used to our noise level. But since we can finally open the windows and turn off the a/c we do. Ideas anyone?
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:09 pm

The only way to desensitise him is to let him get on with it! If nothing bad happens hopefully he will adjust.

The other option is to fight noise with noise and put the tv or radio on as a distraction and to minimise the effect of the shouting.


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Post by gentl on Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:11 pm

cheryl'n'bruce'flo wrote:.....The other option is to fight noise with noise and put the tv or radio on as a distraction and to minimise the effect of the shouting.
Goodly idea! I'll put on some music. He likes music!
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Post by FluffSlave on Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:27 pm

Oh no Sad

I hope Rory starts to feel less afraid soon Hugs
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Post by paullp on Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:37 pm

how did he get on with the music s a distraction? did it help?
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Post by gentl on Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:02 am

Yes. The music helped a bit. I let him chase the broom a bit as well. He loves to chase our red broom.
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Post by KatieB on Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:50 am

Oh bless him - brave enough to take on the broom though!


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Post by Sparky on Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:35 pm

gentl wrote:Yes.  The music helped a bit.  I let him chase the broom a bit as well.  He loves to chase our red broom.
Mason says: Rory! Hoomins just don't get the broom thing, do they? They have no idea what they are missing out on. I love my Poppy, but sometimes I do miss Gordon *sigh*
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Post by NickieM on Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:21 pm

Awwww poor wee Rory Hugs Hugs


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Post by BugsBunny on Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:58 pm

Awww Bless, I hope he is okay and gets used to noise in time. Poor little guy Hugs Hugs Hugs  and nose rubs for him.

Dougal loves the broom too and the shovel and the bin bags I put rubbish and stuff in Laughing . I as cleaning the whole house the other day and he was attacking them all, he kept spinning the shovel round, then he pulled the shovel to the hay pile I was sweeping up in the bedroom off the carpet, this is no easy task Laughing Laughing  and he was helping me, was so cute. Then he decided to eat the hay off that pile, even though he has tons around the upstairs rooms. Then he sat on the shovel, then he kept beating up the broom, then he knocked the broom over onto me as he has a thing aout nudging things and knocking them over, then ha attacks the bin bag and round and round we went, then he decided to keep nudging me with his nose to move. He is so funny and takes me ages as it is like having a 2 year old kid in the house Laughing Laughing Laughing .

What music does Rory enjoy hun?
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:58 pm

I am sure the little love will come around sweetie, please keep us updated.

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Re: Can you conquor a bunny's fear?

Post by gentl on Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:24 pm

He seems to be adapting. A boisterous bunch was raking leaves yesterday and Rory didn't exactly hide though he stayed in the room furthest from the noise. He would go to his 'room' if there were noms involved. He's quite nom motivated.
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