This for me is a wonderful video find. My first rabbit experience was with Thumper, a black and white Dutch Miniature my father brought home for our family. This video is of another black and white Dutch Miniature, also named Thumper. If we had video when we had our Thumper, I could picture getting the same response if we had wanted him to play for the camera.
To help you over the midweek hump, here is a cute bunny video. In this video Billy’s humans have compiled and pulled together video of all his ways of just being a cute house rabbit. Just in case the video isn’t working properly here, a link to it on YouTube: Cute Bunny Behaviors
Google translator is telling me the title might be In Amefaji baby care? In case the video doesn’t work here is the link to it: http://youtu.be/lwM92P8aT64
I apologize for not posting last week, allergies got the best of me. The fall season has always been a rough one for me. Between congestion, dizziness, sleep issues and antihistamine brain fog, sometimes it is hard to keep on track. I spent a lot of time walking into rooms last week only to realize when I got there that I had already forgotten why I was going there. I’ve made note on my calendar for next year to write some September blogging posts in August, just in case.
To get back on schedule, coming Wednesday … living with multiple rabbit encampments …
After a combined 36 years in the lives of four rabbits, I am always learning there is much more to learn about bunnies. Leo appears to be susceptible to hiccups. I did not know that rabbits could have hiccups. I did some online research after his most recent attack and found a video of a rabbit experiencing hiccups and saw reports by many others of their rabbits experiencing hiccups:
I double checked with our vet today about when or if to be concerned. They said they would be want to see him if it starts happening everyday or if Leo seems distressed in some way or having breathing issues. So far it has occurred just twice with several weeks in between. Leo does not appear to be at all distressed, in fact he was laying down napping both times when he would just start making a funny noise and bouncing movement of his head. After no more than about a minute, it was gone again. It looked and sounded like hiccups, but took me completely by surprise because I had not seen or heard of hiccups before in a rabbit.
The vets staff recommended that if this happens again, we should try to capture it on video for the vet to take a look. That is a great suggestion for anyone with rabbits and weird symptoms since so often bringing them to the vet brings on such a fear response that even the sickest rabbit can often look quite healthy and normal when their systems kick into the fight or flight response of adrenaline flooding their systems. So Leo is giving us an extra added incentive to figure out how to have the video camera ready to catch him in action whatever that may be …
Okay, been quiet too long with blogging. I am here today to share a super cute bunny rabbit video. It is five minutes long, but you have to stay to the end to see how this bunny really herds these sheep.
And this video shows why you want to keep a close eye or a leash on a bunny in your yard even if it is fenced. I have heard of bunnies digging their way under fences and disappearing completely. Although I would love to let our little Shadow go and get a whole lot of digging out of his system, our area is very rural with lots of wild animals and predatory birds. So our bunnies stay inside house rabbit only.