Poor rabbit behaviour
I foster rabbits in my area and need a little advice on a 2year old Netherland Dwarf doe.
She's yet to be spayed on the 8th Jan but has a few issues I'm finding hard to help settle. I'm not sure if spaying will help the behaviour problems.
DIGGING: 'Betty' digs when on your lap continually and when you try to touch her or move her to distract the behaviour she grunts, lunges and (not recently) has bitten. What can I do to help avoid this behavior?
Not only on your lap but after being held or touched she goes into her sleeping area or litter tray and digs and throws it all out, even her favorite toy!
What can I do for her? I can't not handle her as that's why I have her- to socialize her.
Number 2- Grunting and lunging. She does this mainly in her smaller cage, when your not even touching her she lunges or attacks with claws to your hand.
I have to feed and water plus clean and touch her but my family have been harmed and therefore no longer will help me get used to touch.
What do you suggest?
Betty isn't a bad rabbit and i've had her about a month now and when inside shes a whole different bunny-but I cant house inside my family home.
Shes confident, alert and will do her own thing or seek attention normally.
I want to know how I can transition this to outside too.