When picking up your rabbit always support its hindquarters, as this will prevent any spinal injuries – the spine is very fragile and will easily snap if the hind legs are allowed to dangle and the rabbit gives a strong kick. This will result in paralysis of the hind legs. One of the best ways to pick up a rabbit is to grasp a large scruff of loose skin behind the neck with one hand and scoop up the rear end with the other. Always hold a rabbit close in to your body so it feels secure. You can tuck its head under your arm.
NEVER pick a rabbit up by its ears.