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Post by emma.b_90 on Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:44 pm

i'm not sure why he's started doing it but for the last couple of days magnum has started nipping. He climbs up onto my chest licks or sniffs my nose then nips it?? im sure he's trying to tell me something! Laughing

seriously why has he started this? he also nips and nibbles at my clothes?! ideas anyone? x x
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Post by Velvet.Tears on Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:48 pm

Hazel does this to get my attention Laughing
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Post by 4390evans on Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:49 pm

yeah gizmo used to do this, apparently its affection Suspect you gotta shout real loud so he stops as thats how they learn social skills x
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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:04 pm

When he was under 1 year Bruce used to jump onto the sofa beside me and nip me on the nipple area of the boob!
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Post by Tuckerbunnies on Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:34 pm

Sometimes if you have bunnies on your knee for awhile they may nip you and this can be a sign they need the litter tray. Otherwise 'Mum I want a wee'! Smile

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Post by fall3n-ang3l on Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:18 pm

spike does this alot,the piggies started to do it yesterday,then i realised,i'd just cut the veg up and they could smell it on my fingers Laughing
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Post by bobtek85 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:20 pm

Radar used to do it a lot before we'd had him done.
To be honest, since he said goodbye to the lads, he's not been as cuddly as he used to be (and he wasn't all the cuddly anyway) Sad that said he'll still happily sit next to you and be stroked for hours & hours.
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Post by emma.b_90 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:41 pm

as far as i can see there are no obvious reasons for it.....i'm not holding or forcing him to sat with me. I'm just laid on the floor, if he comes to me fine if not no problem. I was laid on the floor last night, he jumped on my back was messing with my hair then nipped my ear! Shocked

And when he nips my nose he climbs on me, walks up my chest sniffs then nips my nose! I wouldnt mind if i was pestering him, but he's the 1 that comes to me! Rolling Eyes

He did nip my finger once a few days ago after i had handled carrot so now make a point of always washing my hands, coz it kinda hurt! Hmmm

I try to limit the amount of time i handle him as he hates it, and im frightened he's gonna do himself damage when i pick him up. So i just settle for a nudge, sniff and stroke when he lets me. But if he thinks he's carrying this nipping business on he's got another thing coming! Laughing
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Post by emma.b_90 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:42 pm

cheryl'n'bruce'flo wrote:When he was under 1 year Bruce used to jump onto the sofa beside me and nip me on the nipple area of the boob!

ROFL ouch bet that hurt! Does he still nip? if not how did u teach him not to? x
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Post by Jay on Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:21 pm

Sorry, but this thread is making me ROFL

Seriously though Emma, it's not nice, but it is a normal behaviour. I'd reccommend letting out a shrill short yelp when he nips you. As buns don't like that kinda noise, he'll hopefully learn that it isn't the thing to do!

Stewie used to do to me a lot when we first had him, it's a kinda uber grooming and possesion thing, if I remember rightly. He also started to pee on the sofa and bed whilst he was doing the nipping thing, so keep an eye out.

Now he just licks my nose and head until it's damp...Bleuughh!
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Post by bobtek85 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:59 pm

Jay wrote:
Now he just licks my nose and head until it's damp...Bleuughh!

ROFL

I've seen where Radar puts his tongue. Never in a million years. ROFL
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Post by Thumper2001 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:14 pm

I'm laughing with Jay!! Laughing Sorry, it was the ear nipping bit that did it for me ROFL

Thumper frequently nips me when she's grooming me. And I know, it can bloody hurt sometimes!!!

She also catches my fingers sometimes when giving her treats!

At least he's not biting you in anger Smile


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Post by emma.b_90 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:56 pm

Embarassed Laughing
ah ok now i feel like an idiot! well least i know he likes me! Laughing

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Post by cheryl'n'bruce'flo on Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:25 pm

emma.b_90 wrote:
cheryl'n'bruce'flo wrote:When he was under 1 year Bruce used to jump onto the sofa beside me and nip me on the nipple area of the boob!

ROFL ouch bet that hurt! Does he still nip? if not how did u teach him not to? x

He just grew up a bit and stopped.
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Post by Thumper2001 on Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:26 pm

emma.b_90 wrote: Embarassed Laughing
ah ok now i feel like an idiot! well least i know he likes me! Laughing

Don't feel like an idiot, we all had to learn this the hard (sore!) way Smile
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Post by Jay on Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:53 am

bobtek85 wrote:Radar used to do it a lot before we'd had him done.
To be honest, since he said goodbye to the lads, he's not been as cuddly as he used to be (and he wasn't all the cuddly anyway) Sad that said he'll still happily sit next to you and be stroked for hours & hours.

Laughing Love that, not heard it before Thumbs Up

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Jay wrote:
Now he just licks my nose and head until it's damp...Bleuughh!

ROFL

I've seen where Radar puts his tongue. Never in a million years. ROFL

It's all in the timing Bob! Post herbs - mint etc is ok - post Caecotrophs is deffo not ok!
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Post by Vince the bunny on Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:09 pm

cheryl'n'bruce'flo wrote:When he was under 1 year Bruce used to jump onto the sofa beside me and nip me on the nipple area of the boob!


Laughing Well all I can say is thank goodness we don't need to breast feed our bunnies Laughing It's bad enough when a well toothed baby bites you on the nipple, nevermind a rabbit with those sharp front teeth!!
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Post by Jay on Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:16 pm

Poor Magnum Laughing If only he knew what was being said about him...
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:20 pm

Snuffie licks me sometimes when being fussed, I like to think it is because he loves me.

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