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Old 08-09-2012, 05:02 PM   #11
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It's called a dead bunny flop! It means they are extremely happy and relaxed! It's a great thing to have your bunny play "dead".
My bunnies don't move until I poke them or go "Oh my gosh! AAAAHHH!" They then look at me like "Ugh, I was happy! >"

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yep. my rabbit does it too. almost any happy bunny will do it. my rabbit does dead bunny flops and meltdowns


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Old 08-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #12
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BTW, that's Nikki our dead bunny avatar, sound asleep on her back, feet in the air and mouth open. She's strange!



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Old 08-10-2012, 12:26 AM   #13
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Now that I have read what everyone has said about their bunnies playing dead, I think that Beauty plays dead sometimes. She will be all spraled out in her cage. I do feel horible for not going over and checking on her (I never have). I always thought that it was because she might be a little bit warm. (even though I keep my apt at 70*F [dont ask]). She is 1/2 doing it now and she does not seem warm.

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Old 08-11-2012, 11:57 PM   #14
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I love seeing pix of BunBun, they always have captions that crack me up lol
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:00 AM   #15
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Mandeville does that every day. The 1st time I saw her like this my heart dropped.

A pic of her sleeping dead

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my cat died a little over a year and a half ago... when I went to bed, she was fine; when I woke up, she was dead. it broke my heart, as I'd had her ever since she was a 3-month old baby. she slept in bed with me most nights (not that one, though) and was absurdly attached to me/terrified of anyone else.

I didn't get another pet until three weeks ago, when I adopted two little bunnies... longest stretch of my entire life that I've gone without having at least one pet. about a week after I brought them home, I found my little holland lop playing dead and it scared the heck out of me! I couldn't have been more relieved when I touched the side of the cage and she jumped up.

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Sometimes I'll stare at my bun for a solid 10 minutes just to make sure shes breathing. And sometimes if I can't tell I have to tap the cage. I love when she jumps up and looks disoriented and her ears are all over the place, it makes me laugh. Sometimes my friends go in the kitchen and yell "oh my god! your rabbit's dead!" I usually laugh really hard, because she is such a hard sleeper! I didn't know if it was normal or not, but I guess it is!

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my lionhead actually stretched out into the "dead bunny" pose last night with me sitting 2-3 feet away. I took it as a compliment that she got so comfy around me

wanted to get a picture, but as usual I forgot to bring the camera with me into the bunnies' room and I knew as soon as I started moving, she'd get up

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got a good one of Gaz playing dead in the condo today...


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Gazzles is such a goof!

I've never seen Cosmo do dead bunny He barely binkies around me, and never lays next to me when he's out.



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