Q: How bad is my Mini lop rabbit's hearing?(i dont no!lol)

June 13, 2009 | By Anonymous | 3 answers | Expired: 1977 days ago

my rabbit is ethr very dumb and cant learn her own name in 2 months or is she almost deaf? i put my dvd player in frount of her and she she wached it like she knew what yhey were talking about (7 things by miley or hannah!)but did she really hear it?i got her 2 monthes ago i need ansers AND FAST!

Readers' Answers (3)

Jun 16, 2009

she was watching the movie b/c of the moving pictures. movies are designed to go at a faster pace than life to keep them interesting and sometimes animals can't help but watch too. an animal of prey, like a bunny, will be looking wherever the movement is. their instincts tell them to watch for movement in case that movement may be a predator, even if their domesticated and face no real harm.
if you want to check your rabbits hearing, walk across the room and clap your hands or make some sort of commotion out of the ordinary. if your rabbit ignores these sounds, she may be deaf.
two months isn't very long for a rabbit to learn their name. try the advice paige gave you to teach your rabbit her name. i had a rabbit for a few years and he never learned his name.

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Jun 18, 2009

I really dont think rabbits can learn there name sorry. I agree with jillian about the movie thing..but a dog clicker for a rabbit? come on people! I know they are domesticated animals but they aren't like dogs at all. I dont think you should be concerned about your rabbit being deaf. She probably just doesnt care what your doing..like most rabbit do. But a way to test is what jillian said..just clap or something. When i whistle my rabbit perks his ear up. Good luck

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Paige B.

Jun 14, 2009

Bunnies are not like dogs, and sometime you need to put a little bit of effort into teaching them their name. Here is an idea... buy a dog training clicker. Say the bunnies name, click the clicker, and then give her a treat. She will learn that her name means a treat. Then, when you call her name, she will come to you. It might take her a while to catch on. Just be patient :)

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