As companion animals, rabbits make the perfect pets! Their size, activity level and general manner is attractive to all types of households. If you’ve opted to welcome a cute little bunny to your home, you want him or her to be as healthy and happy as could be, right?!
Age usually doesn’t impact a rabbit’s energy level (not until they’re very old at least). Young or old, rabbits display plenty of spunk and vigor.
A bunny who’s happy with his food sometimes even run off with it to find a special place to enjoy the treat. Because rabbits love to eat, have your pet checked if they aren’t interested in their food as something might be wrong with their health.
Some rabbits love to be fussed over. You’ll know if your pet is one of those if he nudges you and moves his head towards your hand. He may also show submissive gestures such as rolling over and exposing his belly to you.
Chewing is part of your bunny’s normal behavior. However, if he’s bored, unhappy, or stressed-out, his penchant for chewing may increase. You’ll know for sure because you’ll see extensive signs of damage, especially around the door of their cage or hutch.
If you see your bunny happily playing with his toys, this usually means he’s feeling chill and comfy. He may also roll around, burrow, nibble or tunnel through his bedding material, the way rabbits typically when they feel comfortable with his surroundings.
Well, for starters, he won’t run away when you come near. If you pick him up and he lets you without a struggle, then you can tell that your pet likes you.
Yes, rabbits purr, too, so don’t be surprised if you hear this sound from your bunny. They do this by grinding their teeth gently.