Does my rabbit love me?

Bunnies are very social animals who love companionship and, once they trust you, they will love you. They might not show their love like humans do – they do it in their own ‘bunny’ way. It is important to understand that a rabbit’s behaviour differs from that of cats and dogs. Here are six signs that spell love in bunny language.

  1. He grooms you. Rabbits groom each other as a sign of affection and to show that they are part of the family. Rabbits do the same with the people they like. Your rabbit might groom you, lick you or your clothing, and might even give you a little nibble now and then.
  2. Wants to be with you. Know that your pet loves and trusts you when he spreads out next to you or if he places his head on you. He wants to be petted and is seeking your attention.
  3. On your lap. Your rabbit might take it one step further and even get onto your lap if he loves you – this is the ultimate sign. But not all bunnies are lap bunnies.
  4. He purrs. A rabbit’s purr isn’t created the same way as a cat’s purr. He grinds his teeth when he is happy. This causes his head to vibrate slightly, and it is called purring – a sign of his love.
  5. Circling your feet. A rabbit who wants to show his affection will literally run in circles around your feet. It might even look like the zoomies the way he gets excited to be with you.
  6. This is when he leaps up in the air and make a funny twist. A rabbit who does this is super excited and happy.

On the other hand, if your rabbit gives you the cold shoulder, that means that he is upset with you. He will literally turn his back on you and, if you try to touch him, he will hop away.


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