Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Rabbits do not need to be fully reclined to be in a trance

Rabbits that have been frequently placed in a TI position learn to anticipate when this will happen, and become stressed more quickly and enter a TI state more quickly. Rabbits do not have to be have to be fully reclined to be in a TI/Trance. Gallup, G.G. (1974) Animal hypnosis: factual status of a fictional concept. Psychological Bulletin, 81, 836-853 McBride, A, (2015) Animals in trances: peace of mind or panic. Rabbiting On, Winter 2015 issue, 10-12 This article is from our current issue of Rabbiting On: http://www.rabbitwelfare.co.uk/resources/content/ROWinter15-AnimalsinTrances.pdf If you love rabbits and want to receive our excellent magazine every quarter sign up here (UK): https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4JZDKZR5K3VKQ

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  1. A semi reclining position does not mean that the rabbit is in a trance. For example you can be holding your rabbit upright leaning his back against your body and lower his butt to a bench. He can sit there with your body supporting his back and comfortably have his back leg toenails trimmed. He can watch you doing it and be 100% involved in the activity mentally. Put a soft thick folded towel on the bench for his comfort.

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