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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Any bunny else an expert food beggar?
Last Post by FooFoosMommy2 at 8/26/2012 2:00 PM (19 Replies)
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User is Offline bmt87
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8/21/2012 6:31 PM

Lola has food begging down to a fine art - although, this particular incident regarding a bowl of grapes was especially bad.  Any one else's buns go crazy at the crinkle of a plastic bag or give you the sad puppy dog eyes every single time you have some sort of food?  At least the begging makes training her easy - she has now perfected "give kisses", "down", "up", and "come"....as long as there is a treat involved. 

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User is Offline CinnabunMom
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8/21/2012 6:36 PM

I don't even think I need to answer this question. All I was doing was eating a banana. 

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User is Offline TH004
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8/22/2012 12:48 AM
My 4.5lb rabbit has learned how to jump on the kitchen table! (chairs under table first; then stand up and get on table) He is such a begger for someone who never gets people food. If I open the fridge or get out plates/bowls, he thinks it is for him. He has ripped holes in my pants, by tugging at me so hard, begging. He has also just stood up, begging at the closed fridge. Poor guy. You KNOW I STARVE him. He gets double the recommended dosage of pellets since he is such a pig, plenty of greens, and two hay piles as big as him. Starved. (His weight has stayed steady that way-- he is very active)

Weirdly enough, we don't have to be eating fruit/veggies for him to beg. He begs the most for red meat, like steak. He was two when we adopted him. It makes me wonder if his first owner, who kept him in a small bird cage, fed him some stuff they shouldn't have.

User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
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8/22/2012 1:09 AM
Belle tries to munch anything that I am eating. If I have a sandwich she tries and puts her face in it and yesterday she was trying to get into a bag of m&ms! Crazy buns !
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User is Offline FrankieFlash
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8/22/2012 10:44 AM
I got the king of mooches- He begged for my oreos last week! He doesn't do it to me all the time but he does to my mom. He hears her voice and runs to her and begs and he like pushes out his stomach as to say "look it's empty I swear!"
This is him at 4 months already begging:


And two weeks ago:

Who can say no to that face!


User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
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8/22/2012 10:51 AM
I couldn't say no to any of these faces. Bunjamin is just the cutest!!!
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User is Offline bmt87
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8/22/2012 11:35 AM

Oh, trust me...it's not just grapes.   She begs for EVERYTHING...  There have been times that I've had things that I'm like - oh, if she just takes a lick of it she'll hate it and learn her lesson - nope!  Pickles - took a bite and then begged for more.  Popsicle - I was SURE she would lick it and be repulsed by the cold...nope.  And it was even a Sour Patch falvored one.  Needless to say we just have to look at the cute begging face and turn the other way or else she would be one bunny with some SERIOUS tummy issues.

"Mom, momma, mommy, I'm here....I'm hungry.  Ignore the full hay rack.  I see your mouth chewing. Mom. Bite? Mom!"

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User is Offline TH004
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8/22/2012 12:41 PM
That sweet face!! She just wants one little bite

User is Offline britt and yeti
Edmonton, AB
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8/22/2012 12:57 PM

Yeti is the king of begging.. i cant go in to my kitchen without him expecting me to come out with something for him.. i even catch him peeking around the corners if im in the for more than a minute. whenever im having ANYTHING to eat hes on the couch expecting some.. when i first got him i was having cookies and milk.. he jump up on the couch and stole a cookie off my plate! :o naughty bunny. other than that he tries to grab chip bags from his dad... and if im ever eating fruit... he comes up and tries to be a little thief. stick his head right in my bowl.. although.... that could be my fault because if it is fruit.. i always give him a few nibbles.. -.-' cant resist the face.

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User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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8/22/2012 1:44 PM
Skipper has little patience. She'll beg for a few seconds before trying to get it herself. Pellets are her weak spot. When she hears me getting her pellets for her she'll beg for a few seconds before trying to dump over the pellet container. A couple of days ago I had left the pellet container on the floor with the lid half off on it. Skipper got impatient with how long I was taking to get it and give it to her. She jumped on top of the lid and stuck her head in the container to eat.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/23/2012 3:16 AM
Aww...cute pics.

My buns are huge beggars! If they hear me in the fridge (especially the veggie crisper) and then hear the tap running, they figure I'm getting them something and they start begging (condo bar chewing if they are in their houses or running towards the kitchen if they are out). Or if they hear me chopping food or opening anything crinkly (they think it's their papaya candy bag). And don't even think about eating fruit while they are out in the living room. Those powerful noses will seek you out and beg mercilessly!
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User is Offline Elrohwen
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8/23/2012 10:43 AM
Mine don't beg for people food, luckily, though Otto did decide that cornflakes in milk are delicious (I held the bowl out, expecting him to run away, and he put his paws on it and tried to grab a flake).

They're both experts at begging for treats though. Hannah has no sense of personal space and will climb right onto your face if you try to hold treats above your head while sitting on the couch.

Otto knows that spinning in circles gets him food. I've tried to teach him to do it on command, but it's so darn cute when it does it randomly that I give in and give him treats anyway. Now if he really wants a treat and I'm not giving him one, he'll start spinning until I do.
- Elrohwen

User is Offline Cristina
Texas
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8/23/2012 1:02 PM
I love the bunny beggie pics! Way tooo adorable!!! hehe My current bun doesn't beg. Yet anyways... haha He is 15 weeks old so we'll see what happens as he gets older. My first bun, Beatrix was a notorious begger! She'd beg you for whatever was on your plate, but then not eat it! haha She wouid run into the kitchen anytime I opened the fridge and if I opened the vegetable drawer she'd jump right into it and start chowing down! LOL I wish I had pictures of her doing that. It was priceless!
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User is Offline Nicolene
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8/23/2012 1:55 PM

My husband trying to eat taffy with a bunny on his lap.. LOL!

 



User is Offline LBJ10
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8/23/2012 3:42 PM
I could do that with my cat. He would beg and I would show him whatever it was and 90% of the time he would realize it wasn't something he wanted. The rabbits don't really beg that much except when I have the treat bag out. Then they are stumbling all over each other and nibbling at my feet.

User is Offline bmt87
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8/23/2012 4:04 PM

That bunny trying to get the taffy looks like a vaguely familiar situation in our house.  

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User is Offline Nicolene
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8/23/2012 6:32 PM
Carmela's the worst (taffy bunny), the other night my friends came over for ladies night. We had ice cream with strawberries and she got on everyone's laps, shoulders and chests to try to get in their bowls. Most were shocked that a bunny would do that. When my hubby got home I found out he didn't feed them before he left, so it made a lot more sense.

User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/24/2012 2:35 AM
Olivia once stole a Twizzler out of my hand and took off with it. She was very grumpy when I took it away.
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User is Offline TH004
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8/24/2012 5:24 AM
That's awesome about the Twizzler! My rabbit found a container of pre-packaged mints we had and took off with one, in its plastic. We got it back. After seeing that, I bought him the herb mint, and he loves it!

I also caught him licking the side of a vanilla vodka bottle (there was no liquor on the side, but he could smell it inside of the bottle). We moved the bottle from where he is standing to behind the photo on the right. This is him looking for his liquor. Rabbit is a lush

 

 


User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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8/26/2012 2:00 PM
Foo will go crazy if she hears her pellet bag... we left it on the floor the one day when she was out and we were giving her food, and she went in the bag after the pellets. She'll also want to investigate if we are eating in front of her- we had sandwhiches for lunch and after Ryan put his on his lap for a second, she was in his lap licking his jeans and trying to get at it. I've taught her "up" and she knows she gets a treat for doing it, so she'll do up a lot when she sees me moving something on the table where her treats are. And once I have the bag, she's in my lap doing "up" and going "Mommmy, I'm up, look I'm up, Treat....Please? Mommy I'm up!"
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