speak to a Veterinary Behavior Technician
Paws To Speak!
Help is at your
fingertips by library, email and
Let's go over a few of the sounds you will hear over the life of your Pet. Most Pet Parents find the sounds of their rabbits endearing and over time, as you and your new Pet become acquainted, you will also find the sounds to be a joyful addition to your life.
Take time to listen and interpret each sound your rabbit makes. You will quickly begin to notice patterns which will help you understand what your rabbit is telling you!
Teeth Grinding The sweetest sound a bunny can make. Gentle rubbing of the teeth is indicative of a very happy and relaxed rabbit.
Growling If your bunny feels threatened or annoyed you may hear a growl. These growls tend to be fairly quiet but they are meaningful! Take note when your rabbit growls and try to determine why your rabbit is showing displeasure.
about his or
you are the
owner of the
Honking This may occur when your rabbit is annoyed or show happiness. Pay attention to the body language being provided by your rabbit to help you determine the meaning.
Cooing You may enjoy the sound of soft cooing by a happy and content bunny.
Squealing or Shrieking Your rabbit is very upset about something. This sound may indicate extreme pain or fright. Do not ignore loud shrieking or squealing.
Hissing Be careful! A hiss occurs because your bunny is not happy. Beware as an attack may be imminent. Stop what you are doing and back away.
Why do they make noise
to get our attention?
unwanted behaviors such
vocalization by providing
in an attempt to stop
the racket, these
rewards may increase
future outbursts. Just like the jackpots
in Las Vegas,