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BINKYBUNNY FORUMS > BEHAVIOR > Nose wiggle conversations
Last Post by Sarita at 4/06/2013 10:39 AM (24 Replies)
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User is Offline BB
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8/19/2012 5:23 PM

I've brought this up before, but it's been awhile. I enjoy the language of lagomorphs site alot. It's fun to use for observation.  But it's been awhile since I have looked at it and someone emailed recently about nose wiggles and it reminded me of this great link to the meaning of nose wiggles http://language.rabbitspeak.com/rab...noses.html   It's fun to use not only for observation, but the article suggests you can even try to respond with you own nose wiggle convo back to your bunny.  LOL.  I actually have tried that before and I did get some nose wiggle responses back.   I love how the author says don't let others see you do this or you may be committed. 


User is Offline CinnabunMom
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8/19/2012 5:28 PM
I tried this once. Cinnabun just stared at me like "what do you think you are doing?? feed me"
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8/19/2012 5:45 PM
Posted By CinnabunMom on 08/19/2012 08:28 PM
I tried this once. Cinnabun just stared at me like "what do you think you are doing?? feed me"

LOL!   That's so funny.  I have to try it with Vivian. I suspect I may get the same response as Cinnabun gave you.  

I did it with Jack when he was alive and we were having a full on nose wiggle bunny gossip session!  I was so surprised. 


User is Offline Skipper's Mama
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8/19/2012 5:53 PM
I can actually wiggle my nose. The first couple of times I did Skipper stopped and stared at me wondering what the heck I was doing. I think she was more or less surprised that I could do such a thing. =p

User is Offline Freyja
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8/19/2012 5:59 PM
haha i pretty much got the same response as cinnabun when i tried..kind of a perplexed 'stupid human' look lol. However when i talk to Parsley he does wiggle his nose at me, and the more i talk to him the more he nose wiggles

User is Offline Lyri
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8/19/2012 6:11 PM
awww the page is down! I wanted to see the nose wiggles!

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8/19/2012 6:37 PM
I just corrected the link. I don't know why it was doing that. Hopefully the forum will stop reformatting the link (which breaks it) GRRR!

User is Offline MimzMum
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8/19/2012 6:53 PM
I often have these conversations with Fiver....
ME:*wigglewigglewiggle*
FIVER: Huh? What you doin'?
ME:*wigglewigglewiggle* Saying hello with bunny talk.
FIVER: You got noms?
ME:*wigglewigglewiggle* Um. No.
FIVER: Oh...too bad...Iz sleepin' den...go'way.
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8/19/2012 7:35 PM
Posted By MimzMum on 08/19/2012 09:53 PM
I often have these conversations with Fiver....
ME:*wigglewigglewiggle*
FIVER: Huh? What you doin'?
ME:*wigglewigglewiggle* Saying hello with bunny talk.
FIVER: You got noms?
ME:*wigglewigglewiggle* Um. No.
FIVER: Oh...too bad...Iz sleepin' den...go'way.

ROTFLOL!!!


User is Offline LittlePuffyTail
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8/20/2012 12:57 AM
Awesome. Note to self: Clear several hours off schedule to figure out nose wiggles. I want to know what it means when Olivia glowers at me and flares her nostrils!

I've been meaning to do some reading on the Language of Lagomorphs site but I keep getting distracted with Facebook and BB.
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User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
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8/20/2012 1:08 AM
After reading this before I tried it with Belle. She did it a little bit I think. If I sped up she did too and then when I slowed down she did the same, it's pretty neat.
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User is Offline britt and yeti
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8/20/2012 5:49 AM

IM TRYIN' THIS!!!! RIGHT MEOW!!!! !!!!

*update*

annnnnd Yeti has the attention span of a dartboard.... 

i'll keep tryin

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User is Offline IsabellaRobyn
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8/20/2012 6:09 AM
Posted By britt and yeti on 08/20/2012 08:49 AM

IM TRYIN' THIS!!!! RIGHT MEOW!!!! !!!!

*update*

annnnnd Yeti has the attention span of a dartboard.... 

i'll keep tryin


I found it works best if you wait until they are lying down and chilled out

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User is Offline RabbitPam
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8/20/2012 9:55 AM
LOL @ Yeti.

I've done it several times with Sammy, and it seems to work, though not always 2 wiggles get 2 wiggles, and 3 get 3 etc. I would do it when she was lying down wiggling, and would stop and I'd wiggle back. She'd start up again then. Would go on for a little while between us.

I could never decide whether to do the Bewitched wiggle side to side, the up and down nose twitch, or flare my nostrils, so would end up doing all three.
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User is Offline RabbitPam
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8/20/2012 9:58 AM
ooo, just read that great article and there's a 4th way to wiggle! Pull your upper lip down over your top teeth and it looks like a bunny's nose. Must go talk to Sammy now....
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User is Offline britt and yeti
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8/20/2012 10:20 AM

well its mid day now and hes lounging like he owns the place. i'm gunna give this another shot. lol

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User is Offline Elrohwen
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8/21/2012 9:06 AM
Mine don't respond when I wiggle my nose, but their wiggles do tend to correspond to what I'm saying. When I talk they wiggle faster, as if they're listening, then when I stop they slow down again.
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8/21/2012 12:30 PM
I used to love doing the nose wiggle thing with Jack as he would respond (he had a big nose so it was easy to see too) -- though I have no idea what he or I was saying! Maybe non-responding nose wigglers just think it's best to ignore the human making weird faces. However, as Elrohwen noticed, the nose wiggle might be helpful in noting if something has caught their interest and/or they are listening.

User is Offline jerseygirl
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8/21/2012 1:03 PM
I tend to do the tooth chat with my bunnies. I'm not good at nose wiggling and am a little wary too. I did get it bitten once when I put my face in somebunnys space.
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User is Offline FooFoosMommy2
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8/21/2012 2:57 PM
Foo looked at my like I was crazy the first time I tried, but she's gotten better at not giving me a side eye when I wiggle at her now. After seeing the Language of... site the first time, I wanted to try so bad. Like Elrohwen said, Foo seems like she's listening when I talk, she'll wiggle faster if I'm excited and slow down if I'm not talking about anything exciting, what to have for dinner, or playing with her.
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