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Old 17-01-2008, 10:59 PM
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Smile My bunny licks me, is this normal?

Hi folks, i have a 2 year old mini dwarf lop and he licks me a lot, is this normal behaviour for a bunny? He doesn't have any other bunnies around and we have had him since he is little, he has done it pretty much from when we got him. It happens whenever I pet him, he starts licking my hand, sometimes even preferring licking me to a carrot I am offering him!

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Old 18-01-2008, 05:36 AM
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Re: My bunny licks me, is this normal?

It's certainly within the normal range for rabbit behaviour. Our dwarf lops only lick very occasionally, so I guess you must just be very tasty
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Old 18-01-2008, 06:33 PM
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Re: My bunny licks me, is this normal?

Yes, this is normal. Some rabbits like to lick the salt off your hands, others will lick to "groom" you, especially when you are petting them. I like to think of it as a bunny way of saying, "I love you!".
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Old 18-01-2008, 06:47 PM
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Re: My bunny licks me, is this normal?

Yeah he will often lick me when I am petting him so I had always assumed it was his way of grooming me / showing affection.
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Re: My bunny licks me, is this normal?

Ahh, it gives you that warm fuzzy bunny feeling doesnt it
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Re: My bunny licks me, is this normal?

Awwwww gotta love the bunny kisses!! One of my lionhead boys ( leo) thinks everyday is just a lickfest!! lol
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Re: My bunny licks me, is this normal?

LOL Leanne, thats like my little fella.

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Re: My bunny licks me, is this normal?

Yeah bunnies love bitter tastes lol. My bunny likes to nibble my toes.
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Hi,
He will be licking you to get the salt from your skin. I think you can get salt licks for rabbits. I use to get them for my goats.
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Re: My bunny licks me, is this normal?

Mine used to do that all the time. Now I got a rat that does it CONSTANTLY and a few others that do it too and a cat that just wont stop. It is the salt, but especially with my rat and cat its affection. And its the same with your cute bunny
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