Do Rabbits Like Music?
Updated: Mar 5
Photo by Iván C. Fajardo on Unsplash
Imagine a rabbit enjoying a piece of music, dancing to it, and hoping. And then imagine this: a rabbit hiding because of loud noises in the house or around the neighborhood. You feel sad when you see your rabbit being terrified by loud sounds.
Bunnies have different characteristics and that includes their love for music. Some bunnies enjoy listening to music and some don't. There should be a reason why both situations happen.
A rabbit that grew up in a noisy home can tolerate loud noise more than one that grew up in a quiet house. An active and playful bunny might enjoy music more than a bunny with a timid personality.
Let's find out what kind of music rabbits like.
What Kinds of Music Do Rabbits Like?
Soothing music for bunnies is jazz, classical, or soft piano instrumental. Rabbits associate sounds with their relationship with their owners, so you should always choose soft music while bonding with your bunny.
Isn't it a calming bond you and your bunny have when listening to soothing music?
Avoid loud music in the house because their ears are sensitive. If there's no way to stop the neighbor from playing loud music or making noise from renovation, you can at least provide your bunny a place where it can hide and feel safe.
It could easily startle them when they hear loud or metal sounds, and it can cause them stress. We don't want to hurt our rabbits' ears and we don't want them stressed.
Benefits of Music to Bunnies
Music is beneficial to humans and animals. It helps bunnies to relax and release all the negative energy. When a rabbit has a hard life from where it came from, soft music could be its therapy together with your thorough care. Music can be a stress reliever.
How Can I Make My Rabbit Like Music?
If you love music but can't play it because of your bunny's sensitive hearing, here's what you can do.
You can include the routine of playing music in your bond days. Remember that you cannot force your bunny to like something immediately. It's a step-by-step process and you need to have patience.
Play music at a low volume while giving treats to your bunny. That way, your bunny can associate music with treats and bonding moments with you.
For sure, you have a variety of genres you like listening to. Choose a genre that you think your rabbit might like. Observe your bunny while you play your chosen music.
If your bunny is startled by your choice of music, stop it, then select a piece of softer music. But if your bunny continues its activity while you play the music, that means your bunny is getting more comfortable.
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits. We volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, did extensive pet product research, and asked 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 Rabbits and Music
Having a bunny means finding a way to provide a more comfortable environment. Anyway, that's the primary reason you adopted a bunny. You wanted your rabbit to have a life far from stress outside.
Don't be the reason why your bunny is stressed. Your bunny is your number one stress reliever, so it should reciprocate. Let's give these bunnies a good life they can enjoy, including listening to some soft music.
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