How to Tell If Your Bunny Loves You
Do you love your bunny? Does he/she love you? Sometimes it can be hard to tell if your bunny loves you because rabbits do not communicate with words, wag their tails, or meow at you and lift their tails in your face. In order to know whether or not your rabbit loves you, you need to learn bunny language.
Once you understand this language, you will see that there are some subtle signs that rabbits give when they like you. Five of these signs are listed below. Read on to find out how your bunny feels about you.
1. Licks and Nibbles
Bunnies show affection by grooming, so if your rabbits gently nuzzle and lick you, and perhaps even try to nibble you gently, they are showing you that they love and care for you. This is also a sign of submission.
Sometimes your bunny won't actually lick and nibble you, but will do it to your clothing or a piece of fabric near you. This allows your rabbit to show you that he/she loves you without lowering themselves to the act of grooming you. This behavior may also be caused by confusion. If this happens, your bunny is not entirely sure where you end and where your clothes/the furniture begins.
2. Demanding Head Rubs
If your bunny nudges you and then sits there expectantly, that is a sign that he/she wants a head rub. It is also a sign that the bunny is in charge and you should do what it says. But unlike other species, such as dogs, it doesn't much matter if your bunny is deluded into thinking that it is in charge.
3. Running Around Your Feet in Circles
Sometimes bunnies will greet their owners by happily running around their feet in circles. This movement can also be combined with the next item on the list.
When a rabbit binkies, it leaps in the air and flips its ears around. Binkies mean that your bunny is happy and content.
5. Lying Down, Chilling Out
Does your bunny flop down and stretch out near you? This shows that your bunny feels safe enough with you to relax. A bunny on its back or side, with its legs out and tummy exposed, is very vulnerable, so it shows a great deal of trust if your rabbit takes this sort of action near you.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.