Ask Miss Waffles….The Bunny Flop
Dear Mis Waffles,
I’ve read that when bunnies do “the flop” it’s a good sign meaning that they are happy and comfortable. When our Bonnie flops, though, it looks like she has had a heart attack and died! (She holds her feet motionless and straight out from her belly and slows her breathing to where you have to go touch her to be sure she’s OK.)
So, here’s my question: Is freaking out the hoomans actually part of the “fun” of the flop? What is the “correct” hooman response to a flop? Taking a picture? Coming over with extra pettings? Discreetly noticing & allowing the bunny to enjoy his/her “moment?”
Thanks, as always, for your wise insight and advice!
-Curious in DC-marcus skeel
Hi Curious in DC.
Some bunnies are just show offs and will do anything for the attention that they can bring on to themselves. You would never catch me doing something as uncivilized as flopping like some kind of furry fish out of water.
The ones that do such things are indeed quite happy and content with what is going on around them. They are so happy and content that they put themselves into a position that could allow any predator or feeding machine to just come up and have their way with them. You can do whatever you like to show admiration to the flopped. Take pictures, make goo goo noises, pet the belly, whatever. It’s all good at that point.
Love and kissies Miss Waffles