We have all been obsessed with getting a rabbit at one point of our lives or the other. So if you let the impulse talk you into getting a rabbit, then you might as well look after it and care for its well-being.
You need to be able to listen to your little bundle of fur. While you may not be able to talk rabbit, you shouldn’t be oblivious to the body language of your pet. Since rabbits are prey animals, they are always looking out for themselves to stay safe and secure from the dangers of the outside world. That’s one of the primary reasons why rabbits get scared easily. So to understand your rabbit there are a few things you can do which are enlisted below:
1. Understand the sounds your rabbit makes
It’s not like most rabbits to make a lot of sounds. As a prey creature rabbits have learned to stay quiet to not attract any predator towards them. But when he does make sounds, it usually means that he’s very happy or endangered. So you should learn to differentiate between those sounds.
2. Listen to the happy sounds
While the happy sounds are occasional, rabbits do make them. If you hear a very low clicking sound and a soft grinding sound, then know that your pet is happy. A quiet purr also depicts happiness and content.
3. Keep an ear out for warning signs
In case of fright or discomfort you can expect your rabbit to make a thump with his leg. If he’s angry then you will hear growling and grunting noises.
However, if you have a pair of bunnies (one of both genders) and you hear the male rabbit grunting, then in case you don’t want more rabbits, keep him away from female rabbit because grunting is an obvious sign of a male rabbit trying to mate with the female bunny.
4. Understand body language
Most of the signs that a rabbit depicts through his body language are unnoticeable and subtle. But with time you’ll be able to understand them. For example if your rabbit is happy and relaxed, then you may find him stretched out on his belly. His ears and front legs might be tucked underneath his head.
If the ears of a bunny are raised up they depict an endangered rabbit.