Monday, May 23, 2016

Basket Handling Rabbits


Pet rabbits should be handled by children using a basket with a bit of soft padding in it. Children don't have the strength or dexterity to correctly lift and hold or carry a rabbit. The shallow basket is a tool that enables them to cuddle and pet their rabbit without risking scratches or dropping it.

Parents take note!  If rabbits are picked up incorrectly they will scratch, kick and bite. Read this article to find out how to use cane baskets to make rabbit handling safe for bunnies and children.

Rabbits can be easily trained to hop into a cane basket.  
Here is how:

  • First train your rabbit to come for a treat
  • Hold a treat near the basket and call the bunny then drop the treat into the basket
  • Make sure the basket is steady by pressing down on the handle because if it falls over he will run
  • Once the bunny is confident you can lift up the basket and put it down with the bunny in it
By now your bunny should be ok if you lift the basket to a table or chair and interact with him/her