Learning Rabbit is in some ways like human cultural studies, but of course the subject individuals have much longer ears.
April 18, 2008 8:45 AM Subscribe
posted by clavicle (27 comments total)
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Since 1999, The Language of Lagomorphs
has been the foremost resource on the web for information about the body language of domestic rabbits. "It's been pretty amazing to see how many people, even those who live with rabbits, are outright shocked at just how communicative they really are once you learn to notice. The contrast between this reality and the popular misconception that rabbits 'just sit there' could not be greater."
The Language of Lagomorphs (n.b., Tim is wrong! they're not rodents!
) goes into seriously fascinating detail about the subtleties of rabbit communication. Rabbits wiggle their noses a lot, right? There's a reason for that
: "A rabbit's nose is like a thermometer for how interested it is in what's being observed." You may have seen photos of rabbits baring their big, pointy, nasty teeth
in which they look foul, cruel, and bad-tempered indeed
, but they're probably just yawning
...ok, you got me: this is a post about cute bunnies. (Taking matters into my own hands.)
I'm partial to bunny yawn #26
, myself. You may have seen pictures of Herman the unbelievably fucking huge German giant
before; he's for real
, and he's also on Myspace
. These guys
look like they could give Herman a run for his money, but really they're just groomed that way for show purposes