Rabbit Behaviour

Animal Behaviour & Welfare Course

Friday, July 25th, 2014

I signed up for the an Animal Behaviour and Welfare course, run by Edinburgh University through Coursera – they offer short online courses from universities available free to people all around the world. It’s the end of week two, and I thought I’d share some of the interesting things I’ve learnt so far. What Drives […]

Binky Chase Flop

Sunday, June 17th, 2012
flopped rabbit

Scamp’s evening exercise routine involves a lot of binky-chase (you run at me and jump, I race half way across the room throwing in a binky, you run at me… and so on around the sofa and under the table). Binky-chase always ends with Scamp doing a sudden stop instead of a run, so the […]

Out in the Sunshine

Friday, April 22nd, 2011
big feet

Scamp’s not usually allowed outside because it’s hard enough keeping him safely contained in the house. However, Gypsy’s old run is empty so I bundled him into a carrier (okay, I opened the door and he hopped in) and then shut both of us in the run before letting him out. He had great fun […]

Radio 4: Are Rabbits Social Animals?

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Radio 4 had a brief section on rabbits on Friday, you can listen online here (rabbit section starts around 12 minutes in). They interviewed Brigitte Lord, a Lecturer in Rabbit Medicine and Surgery and Heather Childs, a rabbit breeder/shower. Among other topics they discussed the social behaviour of rabbits. The difference in their points of […]

Scamp Napping in the Sunshine

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
sleeping rabbit

After a week of wind and rain its suddenly toasty hot again. Here’s a picture and a couple of videos from the last lot of sunny weather I didn’t get around to posting. I know I give the impression Scamp is a little terror but that’s only 98% of the time. He does occasionally slow […]