Why do rabbits thump
Have you ever looked at your pet rabbit and marvelled at what it would be like if it could talk to you or if you could see through all its thoughts?
Your pet bunny does not talk like human beings; rather, they are perceived to vocalize, but doing this is less common than their behavioural language. With little or no effort, you might be able to comprehend some basics of your pet bunny language.
Thumping is one part of rabbit vocabulary that different people who share a home with them wonder what it is about.
What Is Thumping?
Thumping is usually an alert to danger, even though it can also be an expression of annoyance.
The fundamentals of knowing what your bunny friend is trying to say come from the environment it is kept in. What circumstance led to your rabbit thumping? What situation was your rabbit in before the thumping occurred? Sometimes the reason is not as obvious as a plane or vehicular noise. This implies that you may have to take on a detective to figure out what might be bothering your bunny.
What Would Make Your Rabbit Thump?
Your Rabbit Thumps Because It Is In Danger
Rabbits have different personalities. Just like people, some are laid-back and could get tense. While some rabbits can easily adapt to changes and others need some more time. If your rabbit thumps a lot, help him or her out by discovering what triggers your rabbit’s danger response. Something that you may consider harmless might strike fear in your rabbit. Some activities like the crinkling of paper, a certain odor, birds flying by the window, minor or major household noises might cause heart-pounding discomfort.
When your bunny starts shivering in fear, take into cognizance what happens when your rabbit starts thumping all of a sudden and answer the following questions.
- Does this always happen at the same time of day?
- What is going on in your house? Is it in a certain room or around certain people?
- What is going on outside your house? Is it around another rabbit or pet? don't just think about environmental or channel noise but also consider what can be seen, smelled, or even felt? A truck rumbling by could cause vibrations in your home and make your rabbit thump.
Desensitizing your rabbit does not mean overloading your rabbit with massive exposure to the trigger, it indicates changing the direction of your rabbit’s fear of the trigger. Try playing with your rabbit or offering special Rabbit Food & Treats when any trigger occurs. Always maintain your composure and never force your rabbit to do something it may not want to. Always communicate calmly with your rabbit about how safe it is. Your rabbit might prefer to come to snuggle against you or not. Remember that many rabbits do not enjoy being held or smothered, so unless your rabbit is an exception, don’t think that picking up your rabbit and holding him or her is comfortable.
Maintain your composure and never force your rabbit to do something it may not want to. Always communicate calmly with your rabbit about how safe it is. Your rabbit might prefer to come to snuggle against you or not. Remember that many rabbits do not enjoy being held or smothered, so unless your rabbit is an exception, don’t think that picking up your rabbit and holding him or her is comfortable.
Your Rabbit Thumps Because It Is Annoyed
Here your rabbit is telling you he is uncomfortable and you might be in danger, too. Your rabbit is telling you it wants you to stop doing something or start doing something. You probably want to pick him up and he doesn’t want that or it is time for him to go in the cage and he isn’t ready. You may also have not given it some Rabbit Toys or not put in place the right Rabbit Accessories. Your rabbit thumping is also your cue to pay attention to what your rabbit wa