How to use a water mister to train and discipline your bunny
How to use a water mystery to train and discipline your bunny
Sometimes no matter how many times you try and get your bunny to stop they will go back again and again. As a last resort a way of stopping unwanted behavior a lot of bunny owners find a water mister is the only thing that has an effect. The idea being the cold mist will stop them in whatever they are doing, hopefully the association of this happening every time they start naughty behavior will make them choose something else to do instead. If you are really struggle with your bunnies behavior you could try this however it's no guarantee as some bunnies will just sit there and get wet. It can also be tricky to get close enough when they are in the act as they may be wary of you approaching with something in your hand.
You can pick up a water mister from most gardening shops very cheaply, if you are re-purposing something make sure it does not have any chemical residue in it from a previous use.
Only ever use the mister setting NOT the water jet setting if it has one. If you end up blasting your bunny with a jet of water this could not only be harmful if you catch areas around eyes nose or ears, but it will also be stressful and your rabbit could develop aggressive behavior towards you or become antisocial and timid.
Only use discipline when you catch your bunny in the act or any telling off will be wasted. If it's a second afterwards they won't associate the punishment with what they are doing, and it will be wasted.
Do not soak you rabbit, if they don't move when you try this you may want to try something else.
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