We can communicate with any animals, IF, we understand their language and they understand our language.
Simply keeping a pet with little information about them will result in difficulty later on, not only to the owner but also to the pet.
In order to communicate with your bunny and establish a long term relationship with her, you must understand how she behave and what did the behavior means.
FEARRabbits can be easily frighten because they are prey animal. You can see that bunny always be alert from a predator all the time. Thus, when you see your rabbit is afraid, talk to her in a soft voice and move slowly to get near her. This will help your rabbit recognize you from friend or foe.
Bunny has a long ear which is design to detect even the slightest sound. For this reason, try to create a peaceful environment while communicating with your rabbit. Avoid any loud sound in your rabbit area to prevent her from stress which can easily make your rabbit fall sick.
Rabbit owners should pose this quality, being patient with your rabbit. If your rabbit run from you, be patient to get near her. If your rabbit kick or bite you, find the reason why she doing so. If your rabbit didn't get what lesson you taught to her, teach her back with patient. Gradually, a more mature and less troublesome adult bunny will emerge in front of you.
This is the most crucial part to learn, understand the body language of your bunny! If you can understand her body language, then you'll know what she's telling you.
These are some of rabbit's body languages
- If your rabbit lie flat on the ground- she needs to be petted
- Thumping- It's a danger signal. Maybe they've heard something odd and could be potentially harmful. It also could mean an expression of displeasure.
- Her nose wiggle moderately relax-she is paying attention to something, the faster the wiggling the more agitated she's
- Her nose suddenly stop wiggling-the interest level beyond the highest wiggle rate. Or could be what she observe looks confuse
- Binky (jumping excitedly in the air)-Your rabbit is very happy.
- Periscoping-she is trying to figure out something and to get a better view of surrounding.
- Rabbit licks you-a sign of affectionate. Shows that you could be a trusted companion.
- Bunny suddenly turn back-you've annoyed her. Usually bunny will step away from you, turn her back but looks over it shoulder to make sure you're noticed
- Waggling ears-when you notice your bunny face you, and waggle its ears, she wants to interact with you