Rabbits don’t enjoy being handled, but they are cheeky and intelligent. They’ll soon learn and enjoy taking treats from you and following you about.
Don’t expect cuddles from your rabbit
Although traditionally rabbits are a popular children’s pet, they are only really suited to families who will be happy to socialise with their rabbits sitting on the floor and not cuddling them.
Rabbits find being picked up and cuddled extremely stressful. You may well be scratched, kicked or bitten as they try to struggle free. This is not an aggressive behaviour, simply a way of escaping from a potential predator.
You may expect that the more you handle a rabbit as a kitten, the calmer they will become. Sadly, this often has a negative effect as the rabbit matures and often goes on to be a grumpy grown up.