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Hi Cat! I would really like an expert's knowledge on the communication of rabbits. How do they do it?

Thanks,

Emma

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Hi Emma!

It's all about body language. The ear position, nose wiggle rate, position of the head, and they will do audible things too like grunt, squeak, buzz and huff. And of course there's stomping to alert other rabbits of danger, or just to show their annoyance at something.

This is a good website for learning their body language:
http://language.rabbitspeak.com

Hope this helps!
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I can answer questions around the welfare of pet rabbits, basic health queries including gut stasis, diet worries and the proper welfare standards around housing rabbits (i.e. no wire floors, no small cages and they should be kept in properly bonded de-sexed pairs in very large enclosures). I cannot answer showing questions nor complex breeding issues as I do not agree with either, seeing the other end of the story in the world of rabbit rescue. If your rabbit is in distress, has any blood, isn't moving, has breathing issues or isn't eating, my answer will be, go to the vet!

Experience

I have two 10 year old rescue rabbits and have volunteered in rabbit rescue.

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I belong to the RWAF (Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund) and have volunteered for a rabbit rescue.

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I have no formal education on this subject, however read everything I can to keep up to date with current welfare standards and health problems. Both my rabbits have sensitive guts and constantly keep me on my toes.

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