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

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One response on “Rabbits do not need to be fully reclined to be in a trance

  1. Kim Cooney

    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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