How do you know your rabbit loves you? Your bunny shows different body language to show you that it loves you, but maybe you don't notice it sometimes. If you're a gentle and caring owner (as you should), your bunny subtly gives you love and affection.
We're here to give you 10 clear signs to know your rabbit loves you and does not want to kill you! Check these signs. If you don't see and feel any of these from your rabbit—run!
Kidding aside, let's get into it!
Signs to Know Your Rabbit Loves You
Here are 10 signs to know your bunny loves you so much!
1. Calm. Your bunny is calm even when you're close. Bunnies are scared and don't want to get close to humans if they sense danger or feel threatened. If your bunny is calm beside you, it clearly shows it loves you.
2. Grooming. You can frequently see your bunny groom itself and may wonder why it does the same thing to you. It is reciprocity. When you pet your bunny, it returns the favor by licking you or your hand. How sweet and cute is that?
3. Exposing belly. Bellies are one of the vulnerable parts of a rabbit. If your rabbit exposes its belly while sleeping, it clearly shows that it trusts and loves you. If your rabbit does this, that means it is safe around you.
4. Fall asleep. When we say "fall asleep," meaning your bunny can relax and fall asleep beside you. So much trust has been gained when this happens. Not all rabbits sleep beside their owners; you are lucky to experience this daily.
5. Nudging. Another clear sign that your bunny loves you is when it is nudging. Some bunnies are content when their owners pet them for a while. When your bunny nudges your hand after petting it, that means it wants more of your attention. Your bunny enjoys and loves the way you pet it.
6. Sprawling. Bunnies are always alert to their surroundings and choose to sit rather than sprawl. If your bunny sprawl beside you, it is confident that nothing bad will happen. If your bunny trusts you, it loves you too.
7. Clicks its tooth. This sign is equivalent to purring. When a bunny softly clicks its teeth, it's a sign that it is content and loves the environment you built and provided.
8. Chinning. Rabbits are territorial. They mark the place they want to own by urination. Chinning is also a sign of marking territory. If your bunny places its chin on you, it wants to own you. It's like you didn't adopt your bunny; your bunny adopted you.
9. Binky. Our favorite thing to see! Your bunny binky when it's happy with your care and love. To return the favor of you loving your bunny, it does the binky a lot to show it loves you too and is happy that you're around.
10. It Looks for you. This is a sign of affection. Your bunny is so much interested in you that it looks for you. It follows you around because it wants your attention and petting would be a nice way to show that you see your bunny following you.
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits, volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, extensive pet product research, and experienced peers. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about properly taking care of rabbits. Please know that it is still best to visit the vet regularly. For medical emergencies, contact a rabbit-savvy vet. Always observe your rabbits around new products or environmental changes.
Final Thoughts on 10 Clear Signs Your Rabbit Loves You
Have you experienced these 10 clear signs so far? If you have, congratulations! Your rabbit loves you! These signs may not be seen immediately, but they will. You have to give your bunny the time to adjust to the environment.
Again, here are 10 clear signs your rabbit loves you! We hope you are enjoying your bunny parenting!
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