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Handling a Large Rabbit

Discussion in 'Behavior and Handling Techniques - Rabbits' started by Dawnclucks22, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Jan 7, 2018
    Dawnclucks22

    Dawnclucks22 Exploring the pasture

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has experience with this. I have a rabbit who's a bit of a "weird" size. He's larger than many rabbits I've seen but he's not giant (as in drooping-over-my-arms giant). Usually I hold him with his paws/feet facing the ground with one hand on his hind legs and one right behind his front legs on his belly. I only pick him up to transfer him from his run to his hutch. I was wondering if there was a better way to hold him as he seems to be uncomfortable when I carry him.
    Holding him the paws-on-your-chest way isn't really an option, he's way too big to do that. He's probably hop over my shoulder. :p
     
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    promiseacres

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    Most rabbits do well with their heads tucked under one arm and supporting their rear with the same hand, or the other if that big.
     
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    AClark

    AClark Loving the herd life

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    ^ That's what I do with my big ones, they are easier to carry and more secure.
     
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    Dawnclucks22

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    I will definitely try that approach, thank you!