For those who are new to bunny rabbits, the whole “flopping” thing is a special delight. Rarely do rabbits get comfortable enough to just rest on their sides, and it’s typically seen as a sign of how relaxed and at ease they are.
I don’t build forts anymore. At least, not for myself.
Liz has watched our rabbits for many, many years now – and it feels nice that we can return the favor. With Quincy, we got a lot of experience caring for a rabbit that was quite old – and so we felt very flattered that Liz was entrusting us to watch over Mick (who is around 15 years old).
Just a Friday evening, hanging out with the bunnies.
Well, we were hoping that some new hay might reduce how frequently Phineas kicks the hay out of the litter box. I guess that hope was misguided.
That’s right. We ordered up a box of sampler hay. And to top it off, this is how Liz and I spent our evening.
Staying home. On a Friday night. With a box of hay samples.
As a bunny owner, seeing moments like this is just a great feeling. Not only is the cuteness just over the top, it’s a signal that the rabbits feel comfortable enough to leave themselves “vulnerable,” in such a pose.
In terms of a happiness gauge, the flop is up there with the binky.
I was sitting on the floor with Liz, and the two of us were petting the bunnies. I happened to have a glass of wine near me, and had to pick it up once Phineas got a little curious.
Lots of veggies, and lots of plates! I forgot to take a photo until after I had already fed them their dinner, so it’s a total of 12 plates if you count the ones they’re snacking on in the back.
The bunnies have a bunny cottage that they play in, when we let them out in the evenings. We’ve had several, over the years, as they tend to get a lot of use (by some rabbits more than others).
Liz got these towels as a gift from her mom, for her birthday. They are incredibly cute, and just uncanny in how close they are to matching the two of us.
When rabbits “flop” over onto their side, it’s a sure sign they’re very comfortable where they are – and it gives us no small degree of pride and delight whenever Daisy does this.
When bunnies don’t eat, it’s a pretty big deal. For them to not have food in their system is very problematic, and potentially life-threatening. We’ve seen the “not eating” behavior before, and know that it’s potentially the start of gastro-intestinal stasis.