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January 30, 2011 9:41 AM   Subscribe


 
Was I the only one expecting battery cables?
posted by I love you more when I eat paint chips at 9:46 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Related/Previously: Kaninhoppning, aka bunny show jumping.
posted by avoision at 9:52 AM on January 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


The British have no chance. The best bunnies I ever saw were Hefs Swedes.
posted by Senator at 10:03 AM on January 30, 2011


just how smart are jumping bunnies? say the level of a dog? or sheep?
posted by tustinrick at 10:25 AM on January 30, 2011


just how smart are jumping bunnies? say the level of a dog?

Are you mad? Think rock. Or apple.

And only mildly related, I hope I'm not the only one who, when hearing "Wait for it... Wait for it..." finishes it with "Pow! I just shit my pants!"
posted by dobbs at 10:53 AM on January 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


just how smart are jumping bunnies? say the level of a dog? or sheep?

Bunnies can be pretty smart if raised in a stimulating environment, in other words not locked in a cage in the backyard. All the ones we've had have been unique, personality-wise. But jumping is something they do normally so it's not a stretch to get to do it. That said, you won't get a bunny to jump if they're not willing.
posted by tommasz at 10:56 AM on January 30, 2011


So do they train wee frogs in breeches to steer them around the course?
posted by maudlin at 11:30 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


... in rabbit jumping.

New fortune cookie game!
posted by Gator at 11:49 AM on January 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh man. I want to go to the Burgess Premier Small Animal Show! It looks like fun. Too bad it's in England. :( Maybe for the best though, or I'd come home with armsful of rats.
posted by kavasa at 1:19 PM on January 30, 2011


I have a bunny that I often think I should train to be a jumper. She has created a NASCAR track around the house that she uses to burn off extra energy.

Unfortunately, I also learned (the hard way) that she is a bunny who wants to be Houdini. NO FENCE CAN CONTAIN HER! So, anything involving leaving the house or backyard (on a leash) is a no-go.

So, do any bookies take bets on bunny-jumping yet? No?
posted by Salmonberry at 1:46 PM on January 30, 2011




We watched this last night, I think that's the bunny equivalent of Eddie the Eagle. The Swedes are likely not quaking in their hutches. Regardless, Mrs arcticseal now wants a jumping bunny.
posted by arcticseal at 7:30 PM on January 30, 2011


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