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The Ultimate Binky Video

Contains a number of shots I wouldn't consider binkying (like jumping up on a couch) but still, 4 minutes of bunny awesomeness.
posted by joannemerriam (42 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
It's hard to keep a straight face when you say the word binky. But there's no mistaking the emotion.
posted by tommasz at 12:56 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Slightly freaked out by the music. More freaked out by all the rabbit droppings that would be on the carpet. I need to go and vacuum.
posted by greenhornet at 12:57 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cripes people, you can litter train your rabbits!

Some of those videos look like an explosion at a raisin factory.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 12:59 PM on August 29, 2011 [8 favorites]


Eeewww Dirty, Dirty, dirty. Perhaps people are blind to how nasty their life has become when they refer to hopping as a "binky" ?
posted by NiteMayr at 1:00 PM on August 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Context is helpful when sharing your interests with others.
posted by dhalgren at 1:03 PM on August 29, 2011


I thought this was going to be about this clown.
Shout-out to my old golfing buddy Thom!
posted by Thorzdad at 1:05 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


No, no, certainly not. That's um... caviar.
posted by Naberius at 1:08 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Context is helpful when sharing your interests with others.

Or you could read the description under the video...
posted by cjorgensen at 1:09 PM on August 29, 2011


No, these are binkies.
posted by gurple at 1:09 PM on August 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Or you could read the description under the video...

Unless you are a MeFi member and you watch it in the pop up window, which I did. The context was helpful for me, and I suspect other MeFites were helped by it as well. -1 internets to you.
posted by IvoShandor at 1:12 PM on August 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


I had no idea that behavior was referred to as "binkies."

But it's delightful to observe, especially when there are toys involved. Does throwing a cardbord tube up in the air, dancing a little jig around it when it falls, and then throwing it in the air again count as "binkies?"

Then yes, I have seen hella binkies.
posted by louche mustachio at 1:20 PM on August 29, 2011


There is indeed an awful lot of shit on that carpet, and a lot of it looks rubbed in.

Gross.
posted by Sys Rq at 1:23 PM on August 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


A couple of days ago I met a rabbit on the bus. It was out of his carrier, not on a leash and just sedately curled up on his owners chest and shoulder, warily watching the rest of the bus patrons.

It was actually rather astounding. Rabbits are usually so inherently skittish and quick to startle I can't imagine having one on a bus. That would just be asking for rabbit panic.

Nah, he just chilled out. Apparently he was very well cared for and trained.
posted by loquacious at 1:26 PM on August 29, 2011


Did it take a wrong turn at Albuquerque?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:33 PM on August 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Binky
posted by Sys Rq at 1:36 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm not very observant. I totally missed the rabbit droppings because I was being filled with cheer. Now I have to have a rabbit that looks like Huxley.
posted by jwhite1979 at 1:38 PM on August 29, 2011


There's something kind of odd about having the technology to share video with the entire world but simultaneously living in a house surrounded by varmint shit.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 1:39 PM on August 29, 2011 [8 favorites]


I've watched our rabbit do this many times, and I've always assumed that, in addition to it being fun, it was the prey animal equivalent of a cat stalking a toy mouse. The cat is practicing hunting, the rabbit is practicing getting away, hence the giant jumps and random direction changes.

As an added bonus, this kind of behavior completely freaks out pet cats and dogs who live in the same house. I'm not sure what they think is happening, but a bit of bunny parkour and all the other pets tend to get hidden.

Also, it's just my feeling, but I think that there is a distinct lack of Pale Discworld horses in a post with "Binky" as a tag
posted by quin at 1:40 PM on August 29, 2011


> I totally missed the rabbit droppings because I was being filled with cheer.

Joy needn't preclude seeing shit everywhere. I learned that from a zen master.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 1:40 PM on August 29, 2011


-Are you good? (jumps)
-Yes, I am good. I just said I was. (jumps)
-No you didn't. I said I was. (jumps)
-So you are a rabbit. (jumps)
-No, I am not a rabbit. I am a unicorn. (jumps)
posted by pernoctalian at 1:46 PM on August 29, 2011 [9 favorites]


The Binky Song
posted by not_on_display at 2:00 PM on August 29, 2011


> I totally missed the rabbit droppings because I was being filled with cheer.

Joy needn't preclude seeing shit everywhere. I learned that from a zen master.


I'm dogged by my Christian upbringing. Suppress, repress, deny. Repeat.
posted by jwhite1979 at 2:01 PM on August 29, 2011


Jesus people, its rabbit poo, not some toxic substance. Rabbit shit is dry and odorless. Just sweep or vacuum up when they're done playing, its not that terrible. Also, rabbit that are fixed are less likely to go outside the litter box.
posted by [insert clever name here] at 2:03 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Quite a handy thread for playing spot the townies, though.

If you think that's bad you really don't want to see the sort of mess pet (orphaned) lambs can make of a floor...

Rabbit piss is actually far more hassle to clean up than the wee, it's full of calcium. Good for indigestion though....
posted by titus-g at 2:12 PM on August 29, 2011


s/ wee/ poo/
posted by titus-g at 2:13 PM on August 29, 2011


> Good for indigestion though...

Wait, you drink rabbit urine if you have indigestion?

"Townies" are the only weirdos who keep rabbits inside. True country folk keep them outside. And slaughter them and sell their hides and meat.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 2:15 PM on August 29, 2011 [4 favorites]


Well no, that was just speculation :D


I assume the 'them' that true country folk keep outside refers back to 'Townies', there's just no real market for rabbit hides these days...
posted by titus-g at 2:23 PM on August 29, 2011


True country folk do their own version of the binky when they skin a townie.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 2:30 PM on August 29, 2011


The REAL "Energizer Bunny"
Epic bunny binkies :)
posted by NorthernAutumn at 2:36 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Anti-binky
posted by Horselover Phattie at 2:39 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Speaking from experience (trying to catch a load of young ones from a pet/wild rabbit mating that had taken up residence in the stud walls of a shed before the cats got them all), real rabbit screams are actually way worse than that.

Ergh, and I really shouldn't have looked that up on youtube...
posted by titus-g at 2:45 PM on August 29, 2011


Back on a lighter note here's a vid of our rabbit being brow-beaten into binkying by the SO.

And, the wee git refusing to eat my copy of Atlas Shrugged. (rather worried about posting that as the state of the floor might cause more cases of the vapours).
posted by titus-g at 3:13 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


If you think that's a lot of rabbit shit right there? Respectfully, you don't know from rabbit shit. My two can crank out that many droppings in twenty minutes flat, and this person has four bunnies. I will lay money that carpet isn't where they spend all their time, and they have litter boxes somewhere else, possibly in a pen where they hang out during the day.

(And some are more trainable than others. I have a boy rabbit who looks like Huxley and has fine litterbox habits, and a girl who looks like Monk and is just an unstoppable shit machine. The world is hers and she will shit on it as she pleases.)

louche mustachio, the throwing things and dancing isn't the same as binkying, but falls into the same category: they play for stress relief. Some play more than others, but on the whole, bunnies have evolved play instincts to help keep from giving themselves heart attacks. (As you might if things were always trying to eat you.)
posted by clavicle at 3:31 PM on August 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


... there's just no real market for rabbit hides these days.

10 - 14 rabbits per Akubra hat
posted by Trivia Newton John at 5:02 PM on August 29, 2011


But why would anyone by those when they could get one of these http://realdealbrazil.com/recycledtarphats.asp instead?
posted by titus-g at 5:14 PM on August 29, 2011


(OK, occurs to I'm on kinda thin ice with that one, as I'm wearing a Borsalino fedora in my profile pic here, and they might be slightly made of rabbits).
posted by titus-g at 5:27 PM on August 29, 2011


Pets or Meat...
posted by Windopaene at 6:19 PM on August 29, 2011


Why choose? Cuddle your dinner!
posted by Horselover Phattie at 6:24 PM on August 29, 2011


looks like you got a serious shortage of hawks
posted by hatefull at 8:56 PM on August 29, 2011


Just curious - do people come into cat posts and talk about killing or eating cats? Dogs? Is it okay to come into a puppy post and talk about killing and eating puppies?

Then why is it okay to come into a thread about pet rabbits and start talking about killing them and eating them? I could understand if this were a rabbits-for-meat or factory farming post, but it isn't. If you don't like the thought of your cats and your dogs being killed for sport or eaten, maybe you should give the same courtesy to other people's threads about pet rabbits.
posted by i feel possessed at 8:46 PM on August 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


People's tasty, tasty pet rabbits.
posted by Horselover Phattie at 9:03 PM on August 30, 2011


do people come into cat posts and talk about killing or eating cats? Dogs? Is it okay to come into a puppy post and talk about killing and eating puppies?

Yes. Also, people.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 9:45 AM on August 31, 2011


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