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Mubby
14-11-2004, 09:34 PM
i know this sounds mayb a wee bit strange! lol

but its just something ive noticed!

when I pick mubby out of his cage sometimes and give him cuddles i notice his ears are really cold :?


his body feels toasty , but his big lugs are cold...


should i be worried :?

Caz
14-11-2004, 10:38 PM
Rabbits are designed to lose heat through their ears, if his ears are cold he is probably the right body temperature or a bit too cold as his body isn't allowing the blood to flow through the surface capillaries (sp?) in his ears where it would naturally lose heat through conduction with the cooler air. If his ears feel warm the blood is close to the surface and he is trying to cool down.

I think that is right - I haven't done mammal biology since A-levels (it wasn't covered by my degree).

Caz

Mubby
15-11-2004, 08:11 PM
oooooooooooh thankies caz ! :D

nicolar
15-11-2004, 08:13 PM
Yeah my bunnies are cold too (specially with this cold weather!) but rest of her is nice and warm. I guess it's them conserving heat and not wasting it on parts of the body that don't need heating up all the time?

Nicola

Mubby
15-11-2004, 08:20 PM
kool ... * takes the ear muffs she bought back for refund!! * :lol:

nicolar
15-11-2004, 08:22 PM
Lol I bet Mubby would look cool in ear muffs! Pippa could do with some too! She has a snuggly hot water bottle tho, she might get a bit hot with ear muffs too!tee hee

Mubby
15-11-2004, 08:58 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/Nicola20002/muffs.jpg

:lol: :lol: :lol:

bunnyhuggger
15-11-2004, 09:20 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: No wonder there's Mubby's revenge attacks!!!!!

Mubby
15-11-2004, 09:25 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: No wonder there's Mubby's revenge attacks!!!!!


:lol: :lol: :lol: i think you probably have a good point there!! :lol:

nicolar
15-11-2004, 09:29 PM
Very nice - bright pink is def his colour!!

Caz
15-11-2004, 10:34 PM
I used to have a pair (when I was little I hasten to add) with rabbits' heads on - my dad used to joke one side should have been a rabbits bum as I had rabbits on the brain (or should that be in the brain?)!

V.v. cute on Mubby though!!

Caz