Micah Feeding

Vet Speak

In this section, Dr. Micah Kohles, Oxbow’s Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach, answers all of your animal health related questions.  If you have a question for Dr. Kohles regarding the health or behavior of your small animal, send it to web@oxbowanimalhealth.com.

My 4 month old lionhead female is not friendly at all. She growls at me everytime i try to get her. Is there something I could do?

In my experience, lionheads can be a little more difficult to handle and get socialized. They key is patience and being consistent. She will slowly over time learn to trust you and then begin to hopefully change her attitude. I would also recommend having her spayed, as this will often decrease some of the natural more aggressive behaviors we see in female and male rabbits. Good luck and stay positive she will learn to love you like you love her!


Dr. Micah Kohles, DVM, MPA
Director of Veterinary Science and Outreach
Oxbow Animal Health