Hi guys, I’m Jessi, we’re back at Animal Wonders. A few weeks ago we did a “What, Where, How” on rabbits, and I didn’t talk about how to handle them. I think that’s a really important thing to know when you have a rabbit as a companion so I’d like to share that with you now. So you’re going to create kind of like a seat for them. You’re not going to hold their feet at all. What you want to do is support their hips. What this position does is it gives them support— —it supports their back end— —without allowing them to have anything to push off of with their back legs. So if they do get spooked or they just want to be put down, when they kick, they’re kicking against air, and they’re not able to get any sort of force to throw their vertebrae out. Instead, you can just open your hands out, and they can kick like this, and their back is going to stay supported. So, if you don’t want to just hold your rabbit out like this all the time… you want to snuggle him a little bit, right? So what you’re going to do is instead of using a hand to support their hips, you’re going to use your arms. So, you’re going to swing them down and see how his legs are freely moving like that? But I have his hips supported with my arm like that. Now you can also – if you have a longer rabbit – what you can do is instead of supporting their chest with your hand, you support their chest with right here. Right? So you’re going to let them be there, resting, and then you put your hand right on their hips down here. Again- feet are dangling, so they don’t push off of anything with their feet. And then this hand can go right over the top like that. Some things that you really don’t want to do is never drop your hand from their back in there, never hold them from one hand, or dangling at all. Always support this back end. And don’t turn them toward you and hug them— —have their feet against your body and hug them— —they’re going to scratch you up, and again you’re not going to be able to support that back end like you need to. Look how easy this is! I know he’s small. But you can do it with a larger rabbit, too. Alright guys, that’s my tips on how to hold a rabbit properly. If you guys have any more questions, hit me up on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook. Links are below. Rabbits! We all know, and love the little… or sometimes ridiculously huge fluffheads. Rabbits can’t turn their eyeballs. [Caitlin] They can just see ahead. They’re straight. But their eyes are on the side, so they can see everything. [Caitlin] I know! [laughs] All seeing eyes. All seeing eyes.