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Understanding Rabbit Body Language

By Karen MacDonald, Animal Friends Volunteer

Rabbits have a complex way of communicating, despite the fact that they have few vocalizations. By observing and understanding rabbits’ body language, we can ensure that our domesticated bunnies are living happy and healthy lives.

Here are some examples of common rabbit body language and their meanings:

A binky is a large jump and twist. It’s literally a bunny’s happy dance and sometimes will occur when a rabbit runs laps around the room—a behavior that many call “zoom