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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Licking the bed/blanket/floor while getting pets?
Last Post by FooFoosMommy2 at 8/09/2012 1:27 PM (12 Replies)
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User is Offline bunnnnnnie!
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7/29/2012 5:13 PM

Does anyone else's bun lick the bed/blanket/floor they're sitting on when they are getting pets?  Zeus will do this sometimes, and I'm wondering if he means something by it.  I will start petting him, and if he really is enjoying the attention, he'll start quickly licking the ground beneath him, whether it's the bed, a blanket, the carpet, etc. When he does it, he stares at me like he's trying to communicate something. But whatever he's saying is getting lost in translation. .

He does it most often on my bed, where my scent is probably the strongest.  Not sure if that makes a difference or not though! .  I also wonder if it has something to do with him being an intact bun for so long, as he did it more often pre-neuter.

He's the floppiest... he's the loppiest... he's King Zeus, the gentle giant French Lop!

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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
Florida
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7/29/2012 5:25 PM
I read from: http://language.rabbitspeak.com/ that rabbits do this as a way to communicate that he/she is trying to groom you in return. My bun does this too. =p I like the site above it gives a lot of information concerning bunny language. I got it from LoveChaCha so thank her for the great find! =]

User is Offline bmt87
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7/29/2012 5:52 PM
Lola does this. She also will start licking the floor or or wall (whatever is closest to her) right before she falls asleep so I always took it as "ohhhh, dis feels gooood....i's falling asleepsssss".
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User is Offline Lop Lover
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7/30/2012 3:36 AM

BunBun does that allllllllllllllllllllllllll the time when I pet him.  While laying on the floor, I will have my laptop in front of me and he will back his cotton tush in to my chest and nudge my hands off the keyboard and demand his pets!   Then he starts to lick my keyboard and my arms.  Just sooooooooooooo adorable!!  As the other poster said, it's a form of grooming.  If I pet Buns on the side of his tail, he starts to vigorously groom himself. 


User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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7/30/2012 10:06 AM
Otto will lick anything and everything (the floor and himself, usually) if I scratch his bum right above his tail. It seems to be a reflex or something, like when dogs shake their feet while getting a belly rub.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Beccaberry
London, UK
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7/31/2012 12:23 AM

 Elrohwen - Pic of your bun is soooo adorable! 

Wolfie licks EVERYTHING constantly licks my feet a lot if i'm standing up but as soon as I give her a head rub she stops licking then when I stop she starts licking again. Its like she's asking for it through lickingg 


User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
New Brunswick, Canada
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7/31/2012 3:07 AM
My Mini-Rex, Stormy, goes nuts with licking if your wearing pajama pants. Something about the material.
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User is Offline Elrohwen
Hudson Valley, NY
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7/31/2012 5:51 AM
Beccaberry, thanks :-) I took that pic when I first got him at 8 weeks.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline FrankieFlash
Michigan
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7/31/2012 9:09 AM
Bunjamin is big with this too. He makes out with my pillow and blanket even when I'm not petting him!

I try to take it as a sign of love. Now if only he did it when I put my hand underneath. I still want bunny kisses! (I'm determined to get them someday)

User is Offline Binky91
England
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8/05/2012 11:31 AM
It's a sign of affection, she's trying to groom you
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User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
Scotland
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8/05/2012 12:01 PM
Belle has only just started doing this over the past few days. I'm a happy bunny mum because I'm telling myself it means she loves me She's going crazy with it tonight (just after getting her meds too which is weird normally she goes and sulks for an hour). She's been licking my jeans and my bed while I'm writing this haha!
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User is Offline Binky91
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8/05/2012 12:58 PM
Aww bless her. Wilbur does it to my boyfriend whenever he comes round but has only done it to me a couple of times...unfair
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User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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8/09/2012 1:27 PM
Foo will lick her blankie constantly while we pet her. The floor not so much. She's started to lick us after we pet her. And she'll lick things while she's running around, not necessarily while being pet or loved on though.
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