This is Silver in her sling. The sling has really changed her! I don't know what kind of life she had in her 1-3 years of life before the animal shelter. She had been held, but she didn't like it and was very hard to pick up and hold. Except at the vet, where she got as close as possible to me and was quiet.
The sling was custom made for her by Theresa of BabyinaFishBowl. She makes custom baby slings, but was willing to make one for a rabbit. We emailed back and forth a lot to make sure it was good for Silver. After that, it only took about a week to arrive in CA from NY.
Silver decided the sling was hideous and fought like crazy for about 45 seconds. Then she decided the sling was cozy and settled down for a long (for her) sling rest.
It feels totally different to hold a rabbit who is relaxed and rests her head on your arm, compared to one who is tense and rigid.
The amazing thing is that with only a few sling rests, she has become much easier to handle, even for nail clipping. She is willing to sit on people briefly without the sling, and yesterday, came out of the sling and snooped around a bit before coming back to me to get back in the sling. The sling has totally changed this bun.
Well, not totally, she still bothers the cats.