Picking Up Your Rabbit
Putting Your Rabbit Down
Care is needed when putting your rabbit down, as the anticipation of being back on firm footing can make a rabbit try to wiggle out of your arms. If this happens, try to keep you bunny from kicking out and squat down close the ground as quickly as possible, so if your bunny does jump it won't be from much of a height.
Tip: Practice Makes Perfect
As mentioned earlier, rabbits often do not like being picked up, even if they are cuddly. Since there will come a time you need to pick up your rabbit (a trip to the vet, for example) it is good to practice picking up your rabbit. If your rabbit tends to kick, practice close to the floor and don't try standing with him. If he struggles, he could get loose and fall.
If you can teach your rabbit that being picked up is a pleasant experience, it will make picking up your rabbit that much easier. Try picking up your rabbit once or twice a day; lift your rabbit up, hold him or her very briefly, and then set him or her back down again, and follow up with a little treat. Your rabbit will come to learn that being picked up is not a threat; instead, being picked up will be a positive thing since it is followed by a yummy treat!