Friday, January 13, 2012
According to Stories Rabbits Tell http://www.rabbit.org/links/sections/stories-rabbits-tell.html
Rabbits in the wild show respect and determine hierarchy based on grooming. In a human's case, pets on the head.
Rabbits are extremely social creatures and this determines pretty much, who is the boss.
In the case of humans, it shows respect, but in turn even more respect is given.
I can't count how many hours or how many times my bunnies, Wiggles, Wayne and Connor have spent being petted and grinding their teeth in contentment. Or how many times I have witnessed Connor grooming Wiggles, and the rare event of Wiggles returning the favour.
Its really neat to learn these things about bunnies.