well it IS a rabbit,
there nature is to instinctively run away,
like you see outside how rabbits run from people.
they;re scared, of course they are, they're tiny and fragile.
i had my baby boy bunny when he was a tiny baby.
and i held him as much as i could, even when he resisted or ran,
you have to let them be and try when there hearts aren;t racing from fear.
a bunny needs to earn your trust BEFORE they can be completely okay with you.
so yesss try to hold your baby as often as possible an pet them ALOT, praise them , feed them veggies! and bunny yogurt drops, they LOVELOVELOVELOVE those, well my bunny i have now does(:
and my other bunny i use to ahve would run under beds and hide ALL the time.
he once went unde my parents bed, chewed a hole in the bottom of it and staed insside the bed for a couple days, i was FREAKING out i couldnt find him for DAYS. and i finally found him scared inside the bed!
you need to be the one to MAKE your bunny KNOW that he/she can trust you.
my bunny now, i got when he was a couple years, and he growls!
he growled at me everyday since i brought him home, just waling byhis cage, but i had to be the one to"overpower" him in order to make my baby see that he CAN trust me, a bunny doesnt know EVER to trust any human unless you show him.
what i did to earn my now bunny's trust, when he growled at me, and he punches! he goes on his back legs and stand and kicks his front ones! hes broken huge crackers with his front paws!
well, to earn his "doggylike" self trust, when he was in his cage, i would open he top of it, and put my hand on his back to pet him and if he jumped i would keep myself calm and not "hardly" but gently but not to soft, pet him for a looong time.
a bunny needs to feel secure, so when you hold them, keep kis side/tummy on your chest, with his head under your chin and one hand securely under his feet holding them, and your other hand under his arms and a little on his tummy. and hold them VERY close to you with a firm, but not too tight of a hold, they need o feel like you are REALLY holding on to them, if you hold to softlygently, they'll feel like you'll drop them and they;ll fall. keep them VERY close to you, but not to tight, just like a hug :)
verrrry long, but after a LONNNNG time of holding, petting, letting them explore to feel safe and not have cage boredom, your baby will trust you. they might not always seem to trust you full heartedl after you KNOW you've gained their trust, thats because they are a bunny, and thats what bunnies do. hold your baby for a long time, cuddle them everything to make them feel stable, safe and secure.
it took my about a year and a half to show the bunny i have now, i am trustworthy. my bunny now, snickers, trusts me and only me, he might growl a few times when i go to pet him that jts because hes unsure at times, being a buny, but i dont back down, i dont let him think im afraid, that way he has to give in because he knows i wont be afraid of him, i love and trust him and he does vise versa. he growls at everybody else in my family and jumps/ nips at them, except me.
show them you;re there to keep your baby safe 24/7.