When a bunny is very young, they imprint on its owner. This means that they see the person as Mommy and will follow them around like a little puppy. The bunnies can recognize their owner’s scent but will not know who it belongs to because usually, rabbits live outside where they do not spend much time with humans so there is no reason to learn their scent.
However, some rabbits are kept inside all the time and will get to know their owner’s smell. Bunnies can have a very good memory for smells. If you ever have to give your bunny away, it is best to find a home where the new owner will keep in touch with you so that your bunny can still smell you. This will help make the transition easier for them.
One study found that when people who had never met before came into contact with a bunny, the bunny would often start to growl as soon as it picked up the scent of the newcomer. This would be repeated every time there was a new person, so perhaps bunnies do remember smells after all!
Q: How long can rabbits live?
Q: How do I know if my rabbit is happy and healthy?
A: Some common signs that your rabbit may be happy and healthy include having a good appetite, being active and playful, being alert and responsive, having clean fur and skin, and having regular bowel movements. If you notice any changes in your rabbit’s habits or behavior, or if you notice that they are not acting like their usual selves, it’s always better to be safe and visit a vet. A vet can diagnose any health issues or injuries your rabbit may have so that he or she can get the care needed.