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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Help....why is Medusa thumping
Last Post by cookie627 at 4/09/2007 8:02 AM (32 Replies)
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User is Offline nitetygress
Berkeley
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1/17/2007 11:10 PM
I have a thin carpet that covers a wood floor.  The first time Cassy thumped: a) The boyfriend and I thought someone in the house had dropped a table from a considerable height. b) Cassy looked really startled that she had created such a huge noise and skittered a bit.

Then she did it again.  The boyfriend was sure Cassy had made the gun shot sound.  I was still skeptical...until she did it again and did a binky.  She was rather proud of herself and looked at me like "look mommy I'm useful!"  It was pretty adorable.  She hasnt done it since.
Proud mommy of Cassandra Bella aka "Cassy" the mini rex and her Husbunny Alexander the Netherland Dwarf/Hotot Mix

User is Offline erina
Bay Area
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1/18/2007 3:57 AM
My Nibbler has only thumped twice *twice that I'm aware of*  The first time was when we had to put him back in his cage earlier than he wanted--he FINALLY hopped into his cage after harassing him for awhile and then he thwapped (that's a thump on plastic cage bottom).  The next time was when we had the front door open with a baby-gate in place and a neighborhood cat walked by--Nibbler stood stock still in the middle of the living room, thumped to warn us and then raced under the futon *DANGER, HUMANS!  DANGER!* 

User is Offline MooBunnay
Dallas, Texas (Allen)
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1/18/2007 6:40 AM

Hahahaha, I think it is so funny when bunnies warn us humans about those little things. My little boy Kramer warned me about a spider one time with a giant thump (if only i could teach him to thump ON the spider) and my other boy Raymond likes to warn me about any unusual smells in the house, since they are most likely a predator of course. Especially that cucumber melon smell..obviously it comes from a big cucumber melon giant!


User is Offline Lucy
Chicago, IL
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1/18/2007 8:57 AM
I think that sometimes we just can't know what bunnies are thumping at. Fujoe sometimes thumps.. he's trying to warn all of the bunnies outside.. I know it.

I was lying my on my stomach on the floor and Fujoe jumped up and sat on my back. My boyfriend said "I wonder what it woulf feel like if Fujoe thumped..(on your back)" he didn't finish the rest of it becase he thumped on my back. Just once. It was odd. I don't know why.. maybe he understood my bf..ha! Or he was warning me I am an unstable surface to stand on.. who knows. He promptly jumped off and binkied twoards the bedroom door. so odd...

The reason why sometimes they thump and we don't know is because something happened about a week ago. At 4am I woke up to Fujoe thumping. He was thumping about ever 3-5 seconds. I thought, he'll stop... it went on for about 15 mins of every 3-5 seconds a thump. I got up turned on the light and tried to confort him.. nothing, still thumping... not as often.. about every 10 seconds now.. He wouldn'd take food, wouldn't let me pet him, nothing. Finally I got some pets in and a yougie. He settled down.

Now.. I have no idea what started this.. I live in the "boy's town" of chicago.. I am right by 3 bars. There is always noise outside the apartment, so Fujoe is used to it.. The people that live above us throw lots of parties and the woman there is very large... so lots of noise upstairs. Dogs are constantly outside on the sidewalk (The apartment is right next to the sidewalk on the first floor- not the garden unit, but one floor up). The raidators are really loud when they come on. But none of this stuf bothers him...There should have been no reason for him to get that freaked out.. to be thumping that often and for such a long time.... But he's a bunny.. and bunny's thump...

User is Offline poopy
Orange County, CA
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2/01/2007 11:24 AM
Hmm so it looks like thumping in regular intervals is pretty normal.

Hecuba has been waking me up earlier and earlier every morning...around 6am. He will try to wake me up (so I will give him his morning pellet breakfast) by doing binkies onto the sides of the metal pen, which makes a REALLY loud sound. The past few days he's been adding thumping while binkying to the routine...it sounds realllly bad. After I wake up to give him his breakfast he shutsup and starts acting good again. Then I go back to sleep
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User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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2/01/2007 8:00 PM

Well I found the solution to Jack's recent early morning thumping!   I have begun sleeping through it, but this morning, I got up early , and I noticed that the neighbor that parks right by the bunny window, loads his car around 6:30am (he's a teacher, so he hasbooks, and papers and just a bunch of stuff.  Anyway, he opens his car doors a few times as he's loading things in.   When the door closes, it sounds just like a thump, and in return, Jack thumps.  So everytime it closes, he thumps, and then if it closes more than a few times, Jack goes into a thumpfest.   

 


User is Offline poopy
Orange County, CA
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2/25/2007 6:21 PM
is a bunny who thumps all the time for no reason the same as a "disapproving rabbit"? i had always wondered what that meant
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User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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3/01/2007 12:00 PM
LOL.  I think Medusa is definitely a disapproving rabbit.

User is Offline minilop111
bunnyville
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3/04/2007 3:03 PM
speaking of thumping, my mini lop Lenny will THUMP All night, it drives me nuts considering he lives in my room, i want to know how i calm him down?

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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3/12/2007 9:03 PM

Motherfish - try having a fan or radio in the room to sort of hide any little noises at night that might make him stay up and alert.  During the day, other noises that your bunny is used to probably drowns out plenty of little noises, and at night, when it's quiet, the little "disturbing" noises may keep him anxious. 

 


User is Offline minilop111
bunnyville
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3/18/2007 3:44 PM
Thanks for the advice, Lenny is now less interested in thumping and more interested in sleeping. As soon as i get my camera fixed ill send pix

User is Offline BB
San Francisco Area
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3/19/2007 3:31 PM

Motherfish2000.  Well, it looks like then you may be both getting some sleep.   Rabbits can sure make good watchdogs though. 

So what did you end up using to help curb the thumping?  A fan, a radio, both....or ?


User is Offline cookie627
Naperville, IL
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4/09/2007 8:02 AM
My rabbit thumps ALL the time. But i have read in a book that rabbits thump to alert other rabbits that there is danger around. But i don't think thats the reason because our rabbits are protected.
My adorable baby
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