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    Baby Rabbits For Sale: Rabbit Behaviour Problems

    Articlepet advice guidesTuesday 27 November 2012
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    If you’re thinking of buying baby rabbits for sale, there are some rabbit behaviour problems that you’ll need to be aware of, from unusual feeding habits to erratic body movements.

    Learn about common rabbit behaviour problems in the guide below.

     

     

     

     

     

    Rabbit Behaviour Trends: A Brief Guide


    1.    My rabbit keeps jumping erratically…

    Don’t panic, as in most cases this type of rabbit behaviour can be extremely common. Often this can simply be a means of burning off steam, a short burst of exercise to keep the rabbit in good physical condition. Occasionally some rabbits may misjudge a jump, so it’s important to analyse this behaviour carefully.



    2.    My rabbit seems to be standing alert…

    This is called the ‘periscope’ position and as with jumping, it’s perfectly normal rabbit behaviour. The rabbit will sit on its hind feet in order to get a better view of the surroundings – it’s simply a defensive position that allows the rabbit to be in control of its surroundings. It can also help the rabbit gain extra leverage to grab food.




    3.    My rabbit seems to be sleeping strangely…

    Again, this is not a sign of rabbit behaviour problems, rabbits simply sleep in an unusual way – many sleep with their eyes open. Naturally, this can cause a little concern for the first time rabbit owner, but you’ll be able to spot that the rabbit is perfectly fine as it will occasionally twitch as it sleeps.



    4.    My rabbit seems to be rubbing its chin aggressively…

    Just as dogs like to kick up dust, rabbits will rub their chin against the ground or landmarks as a means of marking territory. The underside of the chin is also the location of the rabbit’s scent glands, and this is of course important in sniffing out and claiming territory. Rabbits have a unique sense of spell, so it’s important to let them be free to indulge in this behaviour.




    5.    My rabbit seems to enjoy eating its own poo…

    It might seem a disgusting concept to humans, but this is actually a fairly regular part of the rabbit’s feeding behaviour. Some plants can be extremely hard to digest for rabbits, so they may need two attempts in order to ingest all the relevant nutrients and minerals. Rabbits will not eat all their waste – only parts of it which still contain nutrient matter.

     

     

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