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.
We noticed this thing with Daisy, though. When she starts eating, she grabs a big mouthful and just goes to town. She won’t try to pick out a modest piece – she’ll grab as much as she can manage, and then wrestle the whole thing in the air as she slowly chews it down.
And here’s a photo we took on NYE’s, before the year’s end. Both of them are making weird faces because we had just given them carrots, and captured them mid-chew.
A few days ago, Liz set up a new corridor area for the bunnies. This, in combination with their cottage and maze, gives them a whole lot of places to explore and play.
Confused why there would be any noises from upstairs, Liz and I looked at one another. And then realized: the bunnies have gotten past the gate!
On Saturday, Liz and I walked outside to find that someone had taken one of our rabbit lawn ornaments… and placed it inside the fountain, in our front yard.
We think Daisy’s rogue approach to stair traversal (Liz has purportedly seen Daisy leap over Phineas while coming down the stairs) led to one of Phineas’ spills. And he’s been pretty hesitatnt to come up ever since.
Last night, as Liz was clipping the nails on the rabbits… I got some close-up photos. Look at that mug!
Funny side note: both Daisy and Phineas are the jealous type. There will be some nose butts if they see you petting the other. Daisy is the worst though, in that she’ll try to come up and plop down alongside Phineas, hoping to get in (or take over) the action.
Hung out with the bunnies last night, and snapped this photo of Phineas atop the bunny cottage. He was cracking me up because, at the right angle, he’s got this super huge, disapproving frown going on.
Last weekend, I spent a lot of Sunday hanging out in the living room (aka our bedroom). And the bunnies were pretty much doing the same thing – hanging out on the new rug (and in the new bunny cottage).
While they have carpet in their open pen area, we felt a larger space could give them room to sprint. Whenever the bunnies get super excited or happy, you’ll see them on a tear (similar to what a cat might do). During these phases, Liz and I have taken to saying that they’ve “got the hops.”
Whenever it’s dinnertime, Daisy has this habit of grabbing a ton of greens all at once. If it’s a large enough bunch, she’ll start to lean her head back, more and more, as she chews – almost as if she’s slowly overwhelmed by how much she’s trying to put down, in one shot.
Hard to see it here, but there’s a small struggle for power taking place. Mostly, it’s Phineas and Daisy being cute. But originally, it was just Phineas sitting next to me.