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How to Tell If Your Bunny Loves You

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Bunniez is a rabbit lover and has expertise in husbandry and grooming techniques for long-haired lagomorphs.

Bunnies can be quiet animals that are hard to read, but there are a few ways your pet rabbit can show you that they care about you.

Bunnies can be quiet animals that are hard to read, but there are a few ways your pet rabbit can show you that they care about you.

Bunny Love!

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.

Signs of Affection From Rabbits

  1. Licks and nibbles
  2. Demanding head rubs
  3. Running around your feet in circles
  4. Binkying
  5. Lying down and chilling out
  6. Tooth-clicking

Does Your Rabbit Love You?

If you're taking good care of your pet rabbit, there's a high chance that your rabbit loves you and likes to be around you. That being said, there are some body language cues that rabbits give out when they're happy. Here are a few:

1. Licks and Nibbles

Bunnies show affection by grooming, so if your rabbits gently nuzzle, lick, 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 will lick and nibble your clothing or a piece of nearby fabric instead of you. This allows your rabbit to show you that he/she loves you without lowering itself to the act of grooming you. This behaviour may also be caused by confusion. If this happens, your bunny is not entirely sure where you end and where your clothes/furniture begins.

2. Demanding Head Rubs

If your bunny nudges you and then sits around 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. However, unlike other species such as dogs, it doesn't much matter if your bunny is deluded into thinking that it is in charge.

A rabbit that loves you will try to demand your attention in the form of head rubs and neck scratches.

A rabbit that loves you will try to demand your attention in the form of head rubs and neck scratches.

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 binkying. It means that they're happy, but it also might mean that they want something from you—it can also be a form of begging! The latter will especially be true if you happen to be holding a treat that they love, such as a banana or carrot.

4. Binkying

When a rabbit binkies, it leaps in the air and flips its ears around. Binkies mean that your bunny is happy and content and is not afraid to show you! If you like, you can mimic this motion by flipping your hair around to show your bunny that you're happy too.

5. Lying Down and Chilling Out

Does your bunny flop down and stretch out near you? This shows that your bunny feels safe enough to relax around you. A bunny on its back or side, with its legs out and tummy exposed, is very vulnerable, so if your rabbit does this around you it means that they trust you wholeheartedly.

6. Tooth-clicking

A rabbit's version of purring is done by rubbing its teeth together, also called tooth-clicking. It's a very soft sound that can be hard to hear if you're not paying attention. However, if your rabbit does this, it means that it's very happy! Bunnies are especially likely to do this if they're being petted or stroked gently.

Video: Bunny Behavior

How to Make Your Pet Rabbit Like You

You can ensure that your rabbit loves and cares for you by doing everything you can to keep it happy. A bunny that is groomed, well-fed, and kept in a comfortable home will have every reason to show you affection and demand your attention. Taking good care of a rabbit is not too difficult—it just includes a few simple steps, such as:

1. Set Up a Comfortable Home

Rabbits can live indoors, but they do need space to hop around and explore. You can do this by letting them have free reign in bunny-proofed rooms, or you can keep them in a puppy pen or rabbit cage—however, do keep in mind that you will have to let the rabbit out every day so that it has a chance to exercise.

2. Feed It the Right Foods

Make sure that your rabbit has plenty of fresh hay to munch on! It's more nutritious than the rabbit pellets that are found in most pet stores. You can also give your rabbits leafy green vegetables, such as lettuce and spinach, and carrots or other root vegetables sparingly as a treat.

3. Give Them a Place to Do Their Business

Some indoor rabbits can be trained, and you can give them a medium-sized cat litter box to use. If that's too difficult, however, just make sure to change your rabbit's bedding every couple of days so that they have a clean and hygienic space. Rabbits can poop a lot!

4. Let Them Exercise Their Mind and Body

Bunnies aren't meant to stay in one spot all day! Rabbits get bored easily, which makes them prone to stress. Make sure your rabbit has plenty of space to stay active and hop around. Rabbits are also quite intelligent and need mental stimulation as well, so you can give them a cardboard castle to play in and explore.

5. Check Their Health Regularly

Rabbits will usually try to hide the fact that they're in pain or sick, so it's important to check your rabbit's health regularly. Keep an eye on its regular bodily functions (such as eating, exercise, pooping, and peeing habits) and take your bunny to the vet if you notice anything out of the ordinary. You should also take your pet rabbit to regular checkups.

Learn More About Rabbit Behavior

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.

© 2008 Bunniez


Laura on July 17, 2020:

My first bunny Mischief died because of gut stasis caused by stress, 5 days after we got him.The shop never warned me that diarrhoea could kill.

A few months later, Fluffy, a cross-lionhead joined our family at 5 weeks and 6 days old. He was friendly from the start and the only bunny to sniff my hand whist it was next to their run. It definitely was love at first sight. He followed me around, ran figure of 8s around my feet, constantly licked me and loved lying like a baby in my arms or on my chest. He sometimes got randy with us and flashed his willy at us, we quickly learnt the signs on when he needed to calm this down. He made noises when he became exciteable.

Fluffy was the most gorgeous bunny with a lovely nature. He loved us hiding his treats and having to find them.

He rarely thumped but he did this on one occasion when he caught sight of his shadow moving.He binkyed often, twisting his body around when he jumped and sometimes he would just suddenly race around the room. He loved eating and ripping plain scrunched up paper or cardboard tubes and would nibble material, whether we were wearing it or not.

Fluffy was trained to respond correctly to the word 'NO' and he would either stop what he was doing or it would stop him in advance, e.g when he was contemplating going behind the television. Occasionally, he would be in a mischievous mood and stop, look at us and then defy us anyway but most of the time it worked. He managed to rip the wallpaper a few times, luckily it didn't affect him and it was very tatty anyway, as we'd moved into a new home that needed redecorating.

Fluffy wasn't a huge fan of hay and when his teeth needed burring, he preferred eating kale instead. His favourite vegetables were different types of kale but he did also eat cabbage, carrots and sometimes brussel sprouts. He liked parsley and basil too. His favourite treats were dried peas, dried sweetcorn, dried banana and dried carrots.

Fluffy used to suffer with the changes in temperature, so if it suddenly went cold overnight or extremely hot, he would possibly end up with gut stasis. There were many times when he was close to death because of it. Over the years we understood the condition more and when he started getting it again February 2020, I bought some Fibreplex to keep him producing stools and critical care nutritious food which I syringe fed him, if I could see him going downhill.

He would often rub things with his chin, e.g Christmas tree branches, my slippers, and would nudge our hand or foot for attention. He loved his nose being stroked and would take it in turns in licking my hand or nudging me to stroke his nose.

Unfortunately, Fluffy suffered severe violent fits 23/5/20 and ended up unconscious. The vets were unable to give a cause, stating a possible burst tumour and they said it could have given him brain damage. the prognosis didn't look good at all as they didn't even know if he'd gain consciousness again. Knowing that this would also affect his digestion and that he would still have to deal with gut stasis after, if he did regain consciousness, we made the diffcult and heartbreaking decision to let him go peacefully. He passed away 23/5/20 only eight days before his 10th birthday.

I can honestly say that after being brought up with various dogs as a child, and now having spent almost 10 years caring for Fluffy, I would definitely choose a rabbit next time.

I know that not everyone is lucky as some bunnies can be nasty but it is so rewarding looking after a loving bunny.

Things to watch for in bunnies: overgrown teeth/ malocclusion, gut stasis (not eating, not drinking diarrhoea or lack of stools), bunnies acting strangely (as their health goes downhill suddenly, keep an eye out for sudden changes), flystrike (fly larvae can kill bunnies) and myxomatosis. Bunnies huddled in a corner or hiding could be a tell tale sign. Especially in the summer, make sure that bunny's bottom is kept clean so it doesn't attract flies.

Going off hay could be a sign of teeth issues as their teeth may not be able to grind the hay due to the angle they're growing or their length is too long.

Iceburg lettuce can cause gut stasis as it's too sweet. This can lead to them dying.

Signs of gut stasis need to be taken seriously and acted on straightaway.

This is an insight into the life of a bunny owner using the experience of having a beautiful, affectionate and playful little boy for almost 10 years. I hope this is useful and helps your bunnies get the quick attention they need if they fall ill.

As for me, the loss of my darling Fluffy, has left me heartbroken as our bond was like mum and son.

BunnynamedChiaPet on July 02, 2020:

So sorry to hear of some folks sad bunny tales

Poppy Beau on June 23, 2020:

My rabbit does a few of them

The proud mother of Bun on June 13, 2020:

Since the moment I met her, which was just 10 days ago (with a bond that feels already like a lifetime) she has displayed all of these actions to me consistently without a moment of anything less than... I (with her on my chest just around 4 weeks old clicking her teeth after having given my entire arm a lick-down) decided we should look up specific signs of affection from rabbits to humans... well, I am in tears of joy to know for certain now that she loves me and trusts me like I do her! I have not yet witnessed her "binky" but when it happens, I will giggle with absolute delight! (Just as I do every single time she kisses my mouth nose and eyes!)

Mayah on May 29, 2020:

My brother keeps freaking out bc my bun loves feet and my brother thinks that he's going to bite him, but all he does is chin

Sky on May 28, 2020:

Aww my bunny does all of those i can’t wait to see it I’m on vacation☺️!

bunny lover on May 20, 2020:

And things my bunny with a snuggle me whenever I have my tablet and we just watch it all the time he especially liked VicTORIous that's just my bunny maybe all bunnies like it and it's on Netflix

Josh on May 06, 2020:

My rabbit hates me.

Lion head bunny on May 05, 2020:

Thank you for the advice I've Been stressing out recently because my baby bunny is chewing everything. But sometimes she comes up to me and runs around my feet and nibbles my clothes and flolops next to me so I think she loves me

ashlyn wong on May 03, 2020:

i have a netherland rabbit

Finley Stockton on April 30, 2020:

I have a lionhead and was wondering with lionheads if you can cut their fur. Also when do you start feeding them fruits and veggies.

emily on April 18, 2020:

now ill get a bunny

Bunnywhisperer on March 26, 2020:

My bunny Marshmallow does all the things listed up above she is my favorite thing in my life!

Bunny lover on January 08, 2020:

Thanks this was helpful for my female bunny-Sesame

Samantha on December 22, 2019:

My rabbits don’t like hay. First few weeks we used to leave them in the hutch with the hay and when we came back to refeed (Dinner, breakfast, lunch) it was untouched. Do I have to force them to eat it or let them be?

Bunnies are cute on November 01, 2019:

Il names some thing you bunny will do if he loves and apprishiates you.

Lickes and nibbels

Damands head rubs

Run aroun you feet in circles liydown and chill

Tooth klicks

Amd ypu buny will follow u

1thing not to do dont feed him any cind af lettis

Kaylee on October 20, 2019:

Rabbits can have romaine lettuce and do not feed your rabbit iceburg lettuce it could kill them dark not light lettuces

hi miss my bunny so much on June 27, 2019:

the same thing happend to me i loved my bunnie so much i also need to know what happend.

Amy on June 25, 2019:

Rabbits CANNOT eat most lettuce!!! Telling people to feed them lettuce is irresponsible and you can cause someone to kill their pet!! Take that down!! Grrrrr!

Miss my bunny sooo much on June 23, 2019:

Also I only think about what he looks like in his grave. How skinny he would look for almost 3 weeks. It makes me sooooooooo sad. He didn’t deserve it. Do u think he was in pain? He died of heat. Every single things makes me think oh I haven’t dont this since my bunny died or I haven’t been here since my bunny died, and I just feel like I can’t get through with life. But I know I can. I just need ur help and ur prayers, PLEASE!!!

Missmybunny on June 20, 2019:

Love ur website btw!!

Miss my bunny sooo much on June 20, 2019:

I got my bunny at 3 months old or so and he only lived to be 8 months. I loved him sooooooooo much and now he’s gone, i can’t b liege it. It’s been 2 weeks since he died but I’m still crying everyday. Inside I feel guilty for all the things I did wrong. I have dreams about him and also he did every single one of his thing on the list since the day I got him. He was such a sweet and loving rabbit and we had so many good memories together. When I was watched a movie in my room, he used to jump on my blanket and cuddle with me while idling me and nudging me. He was also so energetic and he did binkys and ran around my room like crazy. I carried him like a baby while feeding carrots and strawberries to him. His favorite food was strawberries. All I have is memories which make me even more sad. I also watch videos of me and him. How much fun together we were having. Some days it remotely feels like it’s getting better but in a day like this all I can think about is my loving bunny that died of heat. I wasn’t even there to say goodbye to him. He died in my moms arms but st least not alone. I miss him sooooooooooo much and the 5 months I had with him were the best. PLEASE help me! I really need it!!

Lucy on June 09, 2019:

Rabbits are so cute

rabbit lover on April 08, 2019:

where ever I put my arm or leg out far away from my bunny comes to it and licks it. Does that mean she really loves me? on April 04, 2019:

Love bunnys

Ashie on March 25, 2019:

Rabbits CANNOT eat lettuce. It harms them.

Christina on February 24, 2019:

My bunny does all of the things above and he also lies at the side of me when we are going to bed as he is a house rabbit he nibbles and licks my face and hands and he will sit on his own pillow and let's me rub my nose up and down his nose and then he just goes to sleep and some times he will get me to play with his toy ball and I will throw his ball and he will bring it me back like a dog playing fetch

SArah on January 06, 2019:

my bunny is always lying down next to me and laying on its back with feet in the air what does this mean

yareley laris solis on December 15, 2018:


Bunny Life on November 22, 2018:

This article is useful as i will be getting a Thrianta bunny one i move. Thank you for this article and have a wonderful day

Fluffy The Bunny on November 19, 2018:

Bunnies are so cute!!

Tasha on August 29, 2018:

I just wanted to say how happy I am right now!! I hotbed my baby girl bella on November 30th and when we got her she was crazy And scared she was abused by her previous owner and now she’s comfortable with me and does every one of theres things so I am just so happy to know she’s now living the life she deserves!! She was cage territorial but now I can put my hands right in her cage and get her and she will come right outta and lick me

Bunny lover Girl❤️❤️❤️☄☄☄ on July 29, 2018:

This information is really helpful for me and I learnt some new things

Bunny girl on July 29, 2018:

Bunnies are so cute when they are playing with other pets

Random girl on May 26, 2018:

Lately, my bun has Belem licking every time possible. When I stand, she circles my legs. She started to follow me everywhere I go! It weird because when I usually let her out, she just goes into anywhere but where I am. WHY I love her but it is so weird how much she has changed in a couple days. Anyone know why?

lily on May 25, 2018:

I'm nine and I am so upset and my rabbit is dyeing I do not know how long she has left I need some advice do you know what to do help me pls

Fanie Snyders on May 21, 2018:

My girfriend brought her pet bunny to me for a visit. He adores me and licks my fingers and loves it when i rub his head. I feed himand he loves running around my feet if i walk. I trained him to even go back into his cage knowing he will recieve a treat. She took him back home once and he barely ate. So he is back with me again. Sometimes he will wee on her when she tries to give him attention to my amusement. Although i love them both i find it funny. So far he have not urinated on me and i quess someday she will have a laugh at my expence. Take care of your pets and partners.


Susan Maree on April 06, 2018:

I have a little girl who is seven-She was one of two babies in a family, with brother, Dad, Mum, Sadly her family has past-away.. She is in door, very loved and she sleep next two me and my daughter.She has the run of the house she is very clean and communicates with us with 100% understand on by sides. In the past two weeks' I have adopted a little bunny who is only just turning six months old. He was found and hand feed by cares in a recuse center for 14weeks, where he was De-sexed and given full bill of health. A went into a foster carer home until now, she had him for two months-he is very small, he is very calm and has adjusted to my home he receives nothing but the best. He has bitten my little girl on the nose and he try to nibble her nose. My little girls is very quite, she has the best of everything, she is so lovely. She is very scared of him at first now she will look at him through the pen, and has meet him at the pen, where he has given a little bite and now trying to nibble. Of cause we have taken all steps and practices-es with the bonding to keep safe. Now I think my be she was not lonely for a friend? She is loved more then a baby. DO YOU THINK THIS LITTLE WILL BE ABLE TO BOND WITH MY LITTLE GIRL OR SHOULD I RETURN HIM HE IS SO SWEET.

zara on March 31, 2018:

Hello, please help me

My rabbit urinates three times.I like it very much but I can not understand it.What is your reason for it?

LOVEROFRABBITS on March 28, 2018:

I always dreamed of getting a rabbit however my parents are convinced I wouldn't look after one (dumb because they brought chickens as a family pet and I am the only one who actually cares for them). So I went to my cousin who breeds rabbits and I help him, as practise. I always wondered what their actions meant but this is so helpful. My cousin has some very happy rabbits! :)

FluffyAnimalsFoLife on February 24, 2018:

My bunny is crazy but I love it. She hops around, nudges me, walks on me like I'm part of the floor XD, practices digging, she found a spot where she pees and poops (unfortunately it's on my dogs bed...). Oh yes I forgot to mention that I have a dog. If you are planning on getting a bunny and you have a dog, the dog should probably be trained or maybe start out with teaching the dog to not hurt your little critter. She loves to be gently massaged on the ears and sometimes gentle strokes. Right now my bunny is playing and running around. I make sure I feed her good amounts of food (unlimited hay and pellets, certain vegetables and fruits but don't give them too much and I don't prefer giving them collie flower) and hang out with her daily. and please do research before getting a rabbit because you wouldn't want anything bad to happen... Anyway, this article helped.

Evie on February 22, 2018:

my bunny is a Norwegian flopped ear dwarf

but dose that mean my rabbits ears are dwarf or he is dwarf ?

Brenna on February 07, 2018:

I have a beautiful dwarf/dutch rabbit with blue eyes :3 She was rescued from an awful hoarding situation and didn't get enough nutrients from her mother, so she's tiny. (but VERY HEALTHY) Anyways, she does all these things.

Luna on February 04, 2018:

My bunny does all these things, in fact he's doing number 5 right now on front of me. I'm so glad some people wright things about rabbits, not just dogs and cats.

Jim on January 21, 2018:

My bunny kept biting me, so i fed him to my snake lol

Claire on January 14, 2018:

Hi. I have only had my bunny 3 days but she is already laying with me and my daughter. She also sits on my shoulder and chest. Is there a reason for this?

Amir on December 29, 2017:

wow i guess my bunny loved me when ever i wore this red/maroon dress it loved IT! it just licked licked and licked licked like it was never gonna stop EVER!

Jeanne Diefes on December 14, 2017:

Do bunnies mark their territory like dogs or cats do???

rachel on November 02, 2017:

i have just bought my rabbit from pets at home. He is 3 months old and loves to be inside with me. just recently he has been nibbling me when I put him on the sofa and I always wondered why but after reading this website I now know that it is foe a good cause!!! yay.

Danielle on September 22, 2017:

My 8 week old male bunny pees in me all the time.....why

SummerBunny21 on September 17, 2017:

my bun does all of these... the feeling is mutual :3

zoey moore on September 15, 2017:

i had a white/gray rabbit and she was named ocean i loved her so much and the bad news is she passed away

Allison on September 04, 2017:

I've had my bunny for three years and he likes me to scratch his belly and we snuggle in bed with each other.

AlexisAndBuggs on August 26, 2017:

I'm raising a 4 week old kit that was abandoned. You really can tell if they trust you by how they act. I have bred/raised rabbits for over a year now. My 4 week old kit is asleep on my bed, because he wouldn't fall asleep in his box tonight.

Layla on August 17, 2017:

My bunny is always happy and zooming around the room doing little flips and jumping in the air. I know he is happy and likes me but when he try's to show affection by liking and nibbling sometimes he bites to hard and makes me bleed.ive tryed the eking and small screams to let him know it hurts but he doesn't seem to understand do you have any suggestions?

Anonymous Walrus Guy on August 02, 2017:

I was grooming my bunny with a soft brush, and he just flopped over while I was brushing him. Now I now its a good sign

Watson on July 25, 2017:

I've had my bunny for 2 months now and he still won't let me pick him up. I'm wondering if he is lonely. He is alone quite a bit but is quite active at night. He has the run of my apartment but I'm wondering if I should get another rabbit for him. Please help

grolardos on July 20, 2017:

My bunny seems to be fond of me, or at least very confident. He is currently lying against my foot for a quick nap. I also know the "running in circles around legs", the nibbling and so... The funny fact is that Bunny loves when I play the guitar and directly run into me then lie on his side near my chair. It's almost like a dog (but my dog didn't like music hahaha).

angry mother of one rabbit on June 26, 2017:

wow i guess my rabbit hates me thanks guys

Liza Bianca on June 08, 2017:

Yup! my bunny loves me. It's really cute when he lays flat out in front of me!

Valorie on June 06, 2017:

Welp my bunnies hate me lol we dont spend much time with them though, they're breeding rabbits and eventually we'll use their offspring for 4H. We just make sure they have clean pens, food , water, hay, and little bunny salt blocks. :3

Bunny mama101 on April 29, 2017:

My bunny, Toby, is my baby... he scratches at me... it's cute lol I love him

Hoppy on April 25, 2017:

Ahhww now I know my Rabbit Hoppy loves me! I got him 1 week ago from owners that didn't know how to take care of a rabbit ( He didn't even have hay! ) I was worried he wouldn't like me but he cuddles and licks :3 and everything else on this list

Erin on April 24, 2017:

Should my rabbit run away from me

Brooke on April 17, 2017:

Now I know that my bunny loves me and I love it too

ella on April 14, 2017:

my bunny loves me and i love her too

Jennie on April 11, 2017:

My bunnies likes to eat my hair is that bad for him?

Alana on November 25, 2016:

This Is awesome I know that my little baby bunny likes me, Thanks You

Aaliyah on March 26, 2016:

I have a bunny and I love her. This helped me understand how much she loves me to.

Amylovesherbunny on November 21, 2015:

I love my bunny and she loves me too! Thanku for the helpful info!

me&fiver&hazel on September 02, 2015:

just got a ne w litter of baby bunnies born named fiver junior bigears silver & s andy socute!

Ellieplusbunny on August 18, 2015:

Thanks this helped so much

g on August 02, 2015:

Hi Hayley just convince her how easy they are to keep or show her how well you can look after something else. You hopefully, probably will get one in the end, I did for my 12th birthday. My Mum likes after a bunny and her baby bunny litter for a friend and grew to love them. She later purchased two from the litter, which are now my little sisters bunnies, Harry and Jasper, and noticed how well i looked after them while my Mums friend was on holiday and knew I really missed them. My birthday was coming up, and she bought me darling Bangel, and fell in love with her, bought herself one, bred them, bought two more for breeding purposes and while she was buying Harry and Jasper of her friend, was told about a adult bunny who she had sold a year ago but had come back to her because the owner was sadly badly allergic. She bought the rabbit, and we names her Sally. At the end of the year, before we knew it, we had 21 rabbits and counting! My mum wasn't a animal hoarder, but Harry and Jasper had babies with Bangel when they were very young accidentally, and at the same time Sally and Blossom had very very large litters. It was an amazing summer..... Hope you best Hayley, though you probably did not find this interesting.. :)

Oh, and an update on my last comment... I found out that my mum had bred Bangel one final litter before we spayed her. She had been , they thought, unhappy since her first and the last litter, and thought her being pregnant would make her happy. Three weeks into pregnancy, she is now a very happy bunny, I guess it's because rabbits can be grumpy and hormonal to begin with. :) I'm very excited, and will have some 'grandchildren ' just before the end of the summer!!!

Hayley on July 30, 2015:

I am trying to convinxe my mom to leting me have a bunny and these facts are hopefully going to let me have a bunny

g on July 20, 2015:

thanks, this was really useful. My bunny Bangel always nibbles me, but some day ago she was nibbling me, and at the same time ruining my clothes, (poor little girl!) and the next thing I knew I had a stinging chest and found tiny tooth mark there. It hurt and when I told my family, they said I had to get rid of sweet little Bangel. Bangel is an unusual rabbit, she can be quite grumpy with everyone and rips up her hutch but is still friendly with me, yet Im still nervous about picking her up. When I open her hutch and sit on the floor with door open next to it, she hops onto my lap, puts her paws up on me and hops away around the garage. She litters everywhere and wondering if that is marking her territory or if she feels nervous around me. She will some times lie stretched out in the middle of the garage floor and she started a month or two ago to almost seem to like, or at least, not be bothered with me stroking her head while she eats. She used to do Binkies in the run all the time, but she doesnt now, maybe its the dramatic change in weather, since moving up to the west coast. I hope she loves me and is enjoying life, but I still have doubts. Any help anyone?

Abby on July 10, 2015:

My bunny Cocoa LOVES to lick and nuzzle me. I love it when she binkies or snuggles!

Lindsay on March 04, 2015:

Hi! I was wondering if it's possible for a bunny to smile? My husband said our pet bunny appeared to smile at him when he saw him come into the room. Thank you!

home sar 123 on February 17, 2015:

this is so cool! my two bunnies coco and nyo do all of those things!

liking, nibbles, joy lepes

but not running anound my feet. thank u!

sarah on February 17, 2015:

this info is cool!

jeremy on November 21, 2014:

My daughters bunny will run up to the cage and poke its nose out whenever i walk by, does this mean it likes me or wants something?

Guest47 on September 08, 2014:

Silly people!! Of course your bunny loves you! If you are kind to them, they will love you back.

Ali on August 02, 2014:

I'm the adopted mommy of a cottontail rabbit. His name is Waffle. I've never owned rabbits so I thought waffle was nibbling and licking me and bouncing around all crazy like cause he was missing the outside. He's got about a week of rehab left. My dear Waffle loves me apparently. This excites me because I'm trying to be the best mommy I can since my neighbor's pit ate the rest of his family. :/

kat on July 28, 2014:

my kitties wov me

lizzi on November 10, 2013:

My bunny is light gray and white and her name is Oreo :)

Marissa on November 02, 2013:

I think me and my bunnies are off to a good start!!!!!

Madison on July 14, 2013:

I have a bunny named silver his name is silver cause he is silver I tot him trick so when I say play dead he acts liks he is dead it is so funny u shoud really see it

dave197001 on May 08, 2013:

Hi rabbit girl....just be carefull when your rabbit nibbles your hair, rabbits have a habit of eating hair and it can cause furballs in their stomach which can lead to ill health..the best way to combat this is to groom your rabbit in order to limit the hair it can swallow when grooming itself and try and keep an eye on whether it is eating your hair when grooming seem to have a very happy bunny who clearly loves you...but a furball does not make for a happy bunny or a healthy bunny.

rabbitgirl on April 27, 2013:

I was wondering why my 1 month old bunny is always nibbling on my shirt. Does it count with hair? My bunny seems to nibble my hair a lot. Also my bunny lets me hold it like a baby when his tummy is facing me. At first I thought my bunny was mad at me when he softly nibbles me but he trusts/likes me!! Sweet! Thanks.

Rabbit Lover XOX on March 21, 2013:

This helped so much, at first when my bunny kept nibbling me I was worried he was mad at me, know I know he is just being nice.But I still like the licks the best. :) Thanks!

Shreya on February 21, 2013:

Thank you for this info.. :-)

It helped me greatly..

breakfasttea on September 24, 2012:

this was so helpful! I recently adopted a dwarf bunny and he kept "poking" me with his nose and nibbling my fingers. For a while I thought he missed his original home and hated me.

Thank you for letting me know that he actually feels comfortable around me.

These are excellent tips on August 04, 2012:

There isn't much more satisfying then having a rabbit that loves you.

amaya on June 14, 2012:

thanks this so use full to me

meesusfeesh on June 08, 2012:

Thank you for this - we have a lionhead rabbit which is a buck (4 months old) and he is doing all these things after three weeks with us. The laying out is really funny because he lies like a dog on his side, feet apart and head on its side!! He nudges us and has started to allow us to stroke his head and nose, but not always but we are getting there.

bunny-lover55 on May 29, 2012:

i just got my bunny yesterday and its licking me and gently nibbling me and my clothes and it falls asleep on me in less then 2 mins

KAT on May 26, 2012:

this helped so thanks!!????

jack on May 21, 2012:


Me on May 20, 2012:

I love the Bunny Girl & the Bunny Girl loves me & we love each other...

richie on May 16, 2012:

My rabbit died was so beautiful we thought he were a girl , we got told.. only 1yr. Fine then lying in run on side on Sunday.. miss him loads.. had new hutch with stairs and run..

Victoria on April 23, 2012:

I love this site. I rescued a wild brown baby bunny (she's 2 months old now) & she's doing great. I got really lucky because only 10% of wild bunnies survive in captivity. Her name's Justine & she's the sweetest, most affectionate bunny. She's thinks she's a dog, Lol! Thanks for posting this site. :)