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Home Forum BEHAVIOR Faking Illness for Attention? RE: Faking Illness for Attention?


MeketatenBun
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I just can’t believe it! As Yilina said, rabbits are such prey animals and hide their sickness, which is why I don’t want her to cry wolf so much that I ignore her when she IS actually sick. I’ve got to teach her somehow that not sick= good without making her plot revenge when I stop petting her when she’s acting healthy. I’ve told my coworkers about it and they all think it’s hilarious because so many people think of rabbits as some mindless, cute ball of fur that poops a lot, but here’s my rabbit plotting and knowing what tugs at my heart strings hard enough to give her what she wants.

Oh, you’re going somewhere that isn’t work for the day? Alas, I’m dying.

Oh, you think you’re done petting me? Look, I’ve broken my hip, stay with me in my last hours, and give me some treats while you’re at it for good measure.
For the record, I caught her doing binkies last night in the dark. She thought I was sleeping, but I saw her.

It’s just that even my brother’s husky doesn’t plot like this! I’ve known rabbits are smart, I’ve owned them for 13 years now, but I never figured one could outsmart me! Multiple times in multiple ways! She’s named after a princess, so I guess it’s my fault that she’s acting like one!