View Full Version : Why is my bunny licking me??.......

05-14-2007, 04:05 PM
probably this should go on pet behavior, but since not many come on over to pet section even less to pet behavior, so i posted this here. if need to move, please do so......

just the other day i was brushing my teeth in the bathroom where my bunny sleeps (I still have no cage :rolleyes: ) and seeing hes very friendly he always paws me and sits pretty and begs......LOL..... funny but true..... he begs when i approach the refrigerator adn wants a yummy from it...... so I was not surprised to feel his whiskers on my legs..... sniifing or whatever.....

but then..... i felt this warm/wet thing adn looked down to see him licking my leg!!...... why would that be?? is he licking me like a dog would lick?? or is it because im tasty....... LMAO!!...... why would my bunny be licking me?? if I kneel down hell lick my hand or whatever...... hes so cute......

btw I had no cosmetic products/cream or anything on me he could have been licking at rather than me........

have you had this happend to you?? any explanations??

Scooter's Mom
05-14-2007, 04:11 PM
I haven't had a bunny in quite a number of years, but could your bunny be licking you to get the salt from you?

05-14-2007, 04:14 PM
Awwwwwwwww! That's so cute! Yes it has happend to me! My old rabbit Baby whom I loved more than anything in the world, she use to lick me all the time. Whenever I called her name, she would come running to me and would lick my nose and everything.

And she licked me because she was happy and loved me back. So I think your bunny is licking you because he loves you:D It's so adorable. When a bunny licks you, then you truly have all its love and trust:D

05-14-2007, 04:18 PM
Tedd licks me all the time. More so my hands cause there is more salt there. It's because of the salt in your skin they like to lick (that's why they have licking blocks of salt).

05-14-2007, 04:36 PM
Salt and affection! ;)

05-14-2007, 07:00 PM
Yes I would say Salt(as Buttercup said) and affection. Because although I have salt on my skin too, my rabbit Kishii does not ever lick me and I believe its because she does not feel comfortable enough with me yet to lick me. It took my rabbit Baby a full year before she started licking me:)

05-15-2007, 12:23 AM
Jupiter licks then presents his head for petting. He sometimes gets offended if you don't return the gesture. He wont touch salt licks. He'll lick any one even any friendly furry animal.

Lori Jordan
05-15-2007, 09:06 AM
Bailee does the same thing,But then she starts to nibble!

05-15-2007, 12:45 PM
thank you for your inputs....... now Im more happy!!

the affection I looooove..... hes so cute and has gotten bigger (I NEEEED to find a usb to share pics :rolleyes: ) I just hope he doesnt nibbles LOL......

the salt intake...... good response...... thanks....... I should get him a salt block, but unfortunately Ive seen none anywhere here...... bunny stuff is reduced to almost only pellets...... you really are lucky if you find anything else (hay you can get but its "for horses", cages are way small for rabbits and rabbit cages are too ugly, made for having them recluded somewhere away from human contact, thats why I havent bought one and he seems happy having a bathroom to call home hehe) is there anything i can do other than order online? a homemade salt block? (until i can go to USA and get a few stuff)

I need to get also a litter pan, so far ive been using a (recogedor)... the thing you use with a broom to pick up dust adn stuff...... :rolleyes:

Suki Wingy
05-15-2007, 02:55 PM
Oslo sometimes licks too, but usually only when he's scared.

05-17-2007, 05:11 PM
Well do people have horses or other livestock in the area? You could buy a bigger salt lick and just give him a chunk. sometimes they sell the mineralized salt in gradual form for goats and sheep but it's more expensive.

But really if he's eating pellets there should be enough salt in that already. They add it now to the pellets.