Why is my rabbit acting weak?
Stasis. Any longtime rabbit guardian has likely dealt with stasis. It’s one of the most common maladies that affects rabbits. Symptoms vary, but rabbits who suffer from stasis usually are lethargic or are unable to get comfortable because of gas or cramping.
How do you tell if your bunny is stressed?
Signs of stress
- appearing nervous (freezing, hunched up with ears flat against the body)
- being excessively jumpy and watchful (bulging eyes)
- being aggressive to people or other rabbits, particularly if the behaviour is unusual.
- being aggressive when handled.
How does age affect the behavior of rabbits?
Once other factors such as breed, neutering/spaying, living conditions and healthcare have been factored out, age is probably the greatest influence on a rabbit’s behaviour. While all rabbits have different personalities and may mature at different rates, this article aims to give a rough overview of the different lifestages of a rabbit.
Why do Rabbits get moody as they get older?
At this age, rabbits can be a little moody and less inclined to socialise with us. They are trying to figure out their place in the hierarchy, whether this is with another rabbit or rabbits, other pets or with you. Be patient with them and don’t take it personally – just think of them as teenagers!
Which is the most active phase of a rabbit’s life?
This is probably the most active phase of a rabbit’s life. They require plenty of exercise, preferably in a secure free roaming environment, and will often ‘binky’ (jump in the air and race around) to let off excess energy. They like to dig, chew and explore and for house rabbit owners this can be a trying time!
What happens to a rabbit when it is de-sexed?
Once rabbits have been de-sexed, they tend to exercise less and put on weight easier and we should begin to limit their dry food to about an eggcup a day.
What do rabbits do when they want your attention?
Rabbits will also let you know when they want your attention. Rabbits show this behaviour in a number of ways: Jumping on Your Lap. Tugging on or Digging at Your Clothes. Nudging. Nipping. When your rabbit jumps on your lap is a big sign that your rabbit wants your attention. They are happy, they trust you and they want to play!
What does it mean when a bunny makes a clicking sound?
But you need to be careful here; a soft teeth clicking sound can be a sign of contentment, especially if you’re stroking them (it’s the actual way your Bunny purrs). However, loud teeth grinding sound can mean something completely different; it’s usually a good indication that your rabbit is in discomfort or stress.
What does it mean when a bunny honks at you?
For non-neutered / non-spayed rabbits circle and honking is a kind of sexy dance that informs the other rabbit that they want to mate. However, if they do this to humans means something completely different (thankfully). They run circles around you and honk because they want your attention and really want to play with you.
What do you call a bunny that zooms down the stairs?
When Ron does zoomies down the stairs and crashes into the cabinet at the bottom, we call him “Danger Ron”. When bunnies dart around, binkying is usually not far behind. With happy rabbits, they go hand in hand.