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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Bunnies that dance on couches
Last Post by Anita Stark at 10/24/2006 12:46 PM (13 Replies)
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User is Offline Gina Won
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10/09/2006 3:51 PM
I was wondering... what is it that makes bunnies like to race back-and-forth and spaz out on couches? I first observed this with my own bunny, Floppy, and I also found quite a few videos documenting this behavior on YouTube. What do you think? All I know is that it's wildly entertaining, I must admit =D

User is Offline Gravehearted
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10/09/2006 8:35 PM
Maybe it's partially about knowing it's normally people territory? It's like WEEEEEEE I'm in the people zone!

Pandora is the only one of my buns who couch dances. She has these special running around in crazy circle binkies that she loves to do on the couch too :-)
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline wendyzski
Chicago, IL
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10/10/2006 7:15 AM
Pepper will hop up on the couch with me, and wander up and down.  She also likes to hop over my head to investigate the shelves behind me, and will sometimes sit on my pillow and groom my hair.  I encourage this with treats because it's soooooo cute!

Although the other day she was headed for the shelves and either missed or changed her mind, as she landed full on my face!  I was spitting fur for 15 minutes.

User is Offline Gina Won
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10/10/2006 5:52 PM
That's ADORABLE! Pepper is such a loving bun =D And Pandora sounds like a very happy and athletic girl! =)

Yeah the fur in the mouth thing is yuck! Whenever I'm grooming my bunny Floppy, all these wispy, downy fur strands fly into the air and inevitably end up in my mouth somehow

User is Offline Theresa Moan
Nashua, NH
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10/11/2006 11:54 AM

My buns love to jump up to the couches, especially to try to steal food or sips of a drink!

Mabel loves to snuggle next to me.  Here are a few pix of her on the couch.

The first one is her "pretending to sleep":

This is after I kept patting her so she chills out, all relaxed...But she'll be up in 2 seconds flat if you don't continue to pay attention to her!!!
Waking up and noticing I've stopped patting her:
Sometimes squishing her in with a large pillow helps her stay put:
But she'll always get up and try to start digging at the couch.
So I yell at her, and she'll do a big binky ON the couch, and run down.
B/c of her rabbitude, I DON'T have a picture of that.

(And a minute later she will then jump up a moment later when she thinks I'm not looking)
Here is Hugo again:  (Please excuse the quality of the pics)
"What's on TV?"
"Nevermind that...I got work to do!"
Snooping for treasure...
"I got nothin'!"
"Lets check out the other end!"
"Nothing down here either!"
"What are you hiding from me?? There MUST be something I can steal."
CHOMP CHOMP..."How did I know I'd find this romaine lettuce here?"  CHOMP CHOMP

User is Offline Gravehearted
Campbell, CA
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10/11/2006 2:13 PM
oooo they're so cute! esp Snoozy Mabel and Hugo with his romaine :-)
~ bunny mom to to HRH Hareiette, Viktor the crazy Krum and Pandora, prima binky ballerina ~ Save a life, Adopt!

User is Offline Cuddles_Momma
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10/11/2006 3:06 PM
Awwww! Those are some great pictures!!
*~*Mandy*~*
Mom to 7 month old Dutch bun Cuddles

User is Offline BB
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10/11/2006 8:46 PM
Posted By ligeia on 10/09/2006 6:51 PM
I was wondering... what is it that makes bunnies like to race back-and-forth and spaz out on couches? I first observed this with my own bunny, Floppy, and I also found quite a few videos documenting this behavior on YouTube. What do you think? All I know is that it's wildly entertaining, I must admit =D

Ya know, I am not sure exactly why.  Jack doesn't do that, but my two female bunnies do.  Maybe it's the soft bouncy "flooring" that a cushy couch provides that makes it extra fun.  Sort of like being on a mini trampoline of sorts.

User is Offline Gina Won
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10/12/2006 4:22 PM
ooh great pics! i love mabel's expressions especially =) my bunny floppy will get up the second you stop petting her too but seamus could lay still for hours-- he's quite the snuggle bun. hugo looks like fun!

User is Offline Theresa Moan
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10/13/2006 1:54 AM
Posted By ligeia on 10/12/2006 7:22 PM
ooh great pics! i love mabel's expressions especially =) my bunny floppy will get up the second you stop petting her too but seamus could lay still for hours-- he's quite the snuggle bun. hugo looks like fun!



Thanks.  Apparently somebunnies just can't sit still!  Maybe it has to do with age?

Last night my bf and I got a bunch of silly pix of Mabel and Hugo's mouths open mid-munch.

As I am waiting for the plumber to come by my house, I have nothing better to do then to upload them.

I'll try to get a few posted on the web soon=:x)


User is Offline Anita Stark
Ontario, Canada
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10/20/2006 3:45 AM

Dh and I have our own couches.  Sable does couch dancing on dh's because it's generally clear of all but one or two pillows so there's lots of room to run back and forth and binky.  We have hardwood floors so the area rugs and the couch are his best places for good traction I guess. 

My couch almost always has any assortment of knitting/crochet projects, pillows, magazines, etc. on it (he knew I was a slob with my craft stuff before he married me) so Sable uses it for snuggles with Mum and exploring.  Here he is trying to see what's behind my couch...

 

Sable's Mom

User is Offline Gina Won
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10/22/2006 12:54 AM
Ohmygosh is Sable is growing up perfectly! He reminds me a lot of Seamus!

We have hardwood floor too, and even though Floppy binkies and does all kinds of crazy jumps on the slippery wood, she likes the couch especially... both because of the traction and because I think it looks like a runway to her!

User is Offline Theresa Moan
Nashua, NH
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10/22/2006 3:39 AM
Wow, what beautiful markings Sable has! Do you know his breed?

User is Offline Anita Stark
Ontario, Canada
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10/24/2006 12:46 PM

Sable is a Netherland Dwarf.  He weighs about 2.5lbs.  When we got him we asked what his colouring would be called and the lady said he was  "sable point siamese".  We decided that Sable suited him for a name especially since she was only 99% sure he was a boy and it seemed like a generic enough tag just in case he turned out to be a she.

When we first got him his body looked almost white but when his grown up fur came in it was a lot darker.  At first I was a bit disappointed with the change, but now I think it's just beautiful.

Thanks!

Sable's Mom
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