What Does it Mean Rabbits Flop

By Christine


Rabbits are prey animals in nature. So, don’t expect them to be affectionate and playful from the get-go.

Instead, expect them to be extremely cautious of their surroundings.

Give them time to adjust. Eventually, they’ll feel at ease and home to the point where they bunny flop beside you.


A flop starts with your bun turning his head to the sides. Then, quickly, he’ll throw his body on the ground with a, sometimes loud, flop.

What Does It Mean?

No need to panic! Bunny flopping (Yes, including the fluttering of eyelids and whiskers) indicates that your rabbit is perfectly content, happy, and relaxed (This is the dream!). He might even be preparing for his sleep after long hours of exploring.

How Do I Get My Rabbit to Flop?

Getting your rabbit to flop is not that complicated. You just have to provide him with what he needs to make him feel safe and comfortable enough to make your pet feel happy and safe.

Specifically, here’s what you need to do:

1. Provide your rabbit with comfortable accommodations.

2. Get him a cage or indoor pen (or check out these outdoor housing tips), litter box, feeder bowl, and water dispenser.

3. Feed him regularly with fresh hay and veggies.

5. Groom him regularly.

4. Give him treats

other reasons why a rabbit flops

Is your bun flopping? That’s good! Is he in a gloomy mood even though he’s “usually” flopping? If your answer is yes, then you have to observe him further.

The following are the possible conditions where flopping is one of the symptoms: Wry neck, also known as Torticollis, is a condition wherein a bunny cannot hold his head upright. CAUSES:  * More common – When your bun’s ear mites irritated his ear, this will make him susceptible to bacterial infection in both the middle and inner ear.

Swipe Up to Learn more about Why Bunny Flop, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and What causes this condition.


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