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RubyTed
14-02-2010, 08:08 PM
Probably a stupid question, but sometimes the buns snore, with their eyes open. Are they asleep or just wheezing? :? :lol:

bensonlola
14-02-2010, 08:12 PM
Well I read that if their eyes are open but their noses aren't twitching then they're sleeping. Any help??

PearlyGirl
14-02-2010, 08:15 PM
mine snooze with their eyes open :)

RubyTed
14-02-2010, 08:15 PM
Well I read that if their eyes are open but their noses aren't twitching then they're sleeping. Any help??

Well then...I have three sleeping bunnies, and one who woke up when I went to check! :lol::lol::lol: I knew Frenchies were lazy! :roll:

bensonlola
14-02-2010, 08:21 PM
I also read (in my 'why does my rabbit....?' book that if you and your bunny are looking at each other and you pretend to twitch your nose and do it slower and slower, then your bunny should copy you because a nose that twitches slower showes that bunny is relaxed. I tried it. All I achieved was looking like an idiot. Only to be tried ALONE!!

RubyTed
14-02-2010, 08:22 PM
I also read (in my 'why does my rabbit....?' book that if you and your bunny are looking at each other and you pretend to twitch your nose and do it slower and slower, then your bunny should copy you because a nose that twitches slower showes that bunny is relaxed. I tried it. All I achieved was looking like an idiot. Only to be tried ALONE!!

I do that!! Hehe! It works on Ruby...if she stays long enough to stare at me! :lol::lol:

bensonlola
14-02-2010, 08:26 PM
Ooooookayyyy then...... two crazy bunny ladies....... any advance on two???

mini lop1
14-02-2010, 09:02 PM
Ooooookayyyy then...... two crazy bunny ladies....... any advance on two???

i used to do that to our first bunny thumper, i noticed that when i did it she did, when i stopped she did :oops::lol:

bensonlola
14-02-2010, 09:14 PM
Right I'm closing the curtains and tryin it again and they'll sit on their cardboard box until they get it right!!!!!!

jassie
14-02-2010, 09:47 PM
for many years I had never seen Ling Jai sleep, day or night I thought he just didn't sleep, nowadays he seems to be snoozing 65% of the time sometimes just half way through eating:)

Michelleox
14-02-2010, 09:55 PM
Amber sleeps with her eyes open during the day:)

I read once that the faster bunnies noses twitch, the more inquisitive they are being.

purplebumble
15-02-2010, 11:39 AM
our bridge bun bandit..a lioneah used to sleep with his eyes open..even siting up but would keel over slowly and carry on sleeping:oops:

merlin..oddly enough..also a lionhead sleeps on his side with his eyes wide open..and he sleeps really heavily..freaks me out and nikkis always convinced hes dead as he aslkeep so heavy until his nose twitches:lol:


bertie...my beloved frenchie snores even before his pasturella..he also makes a weird clucking noise as he falls asleep sometimes. But as he is a REW his eyes are shut most of the time or seem shut..so its hard to say.
all i can say is....its hard to wake a sleeping frenchie:lol::lol:

dont i tried the nose twitch thing with out our bridge bun oscar and he looked at me as if to say..what on earth are you doing stoopid hoomin:oops:
mind you with my first ever housebun i went to that site..language of lagomorphs and even tried the head binky etc...i was really into the swing of it till my door opened and my elderly dad came in:oops:

Hessen
15-02-2010, 11:43 AM
I've never seen Raisin close his eyes. He always sleeps with his eyes open, the nose twitching gives away whether he's just posing or dozing.

Rum however falls right asleep and closes her eyes really tight, she also does that great thing when her head starts to droop as she falls asleep and then she jerks herself awake because she's about to fall :lol:

areia
15-02-2010, 11:45 AM
not as weird as actually having a half brother who sleeps with his eyes open :shock:

coco1200
15-02-2010, 11:56 AM
Its a built in prey instinct to keep their eyes open, isn't it? I have seen my pair sleeping with their eyes shut, but the majority of the time they are half open on the lookout! Then again, my pair seem to be dead heavy sleepers because I need to make loads of noise before they even bother getting up when I let them out in the morning :roll: :lol:

Pie
15-02-2010, 12:14 PM
not as weird as actually having a half brother who sleeps with his eyes open :shock:

I had an ex that slept with his eyes almost totally open! And I could have a full blown conversation with him while he was sleeping.
But back to the original question - Pie sleeps with her eyes closed, she also sleeps sitting up, leaning against the wall. I would think it's normal!?

DemiS
15-02-2010, 12:17 PM
I also read (in my 'why does my rabbit....?' book that if you and your bunny are looking at each other and you pretend to twitch your nose and do it slower and slower, then your bunny should copy you because a nose that twitches slower showes that bunny is relaxed. I tried it. All I achieved was looking like an idiot. Only to be tried ALONE!!

I've tried this, Flash looks at me like I'm a loony and Jez dosen't sit still long enough but Harley does it :lol:

bensonlola
15-02-2010, 09:42 PM
I've tried this, Flash looks at me like I'm a loony and Jez dosen't sit still long enough but Harley does it :lol:

Well I tried it again today and I'm not entirly sure if Benny was copying me or I ended up copying him. I think it was the latter. Lola sat at a distance giving me a look of distain. I wont be doing it again! I gave him some dried carrot for putting up with me.