Rabbit | Getting a Handle on Your Rabbit

When frightened, the rabbit’s only defense mechanism is to run away. It is very important that you handle your rabbit so that if it becomes afraid, it won’t injure itself or scratch you.

Your rabbit should always be handled in such a way that it is protected, and this is easily done by grasping the skin at the back of the neck with one hand and supporting the weight of its body with the other hand under the hindquarters or stomach area.