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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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gruntin???

what does grunting mean??
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Depends, Acacia ALWAYS grunts. She means to leave her alone or dont go nearer to her. Sometimes if Im holding her and then put her down she'll grunt, stomp her foot and go hide in her cave. I heard AKina grunt probably twice since having her and it was because I wasnt petting her.
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What does it mean if a rabbit is grunting or the word in general?

  • grunt - the short low gruff noise of the kind made by hogs
  • grunt - an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker; "infantrymen in Vietnam were called grunts"; "he went from grunt to chairman in six years"
  • grunt - issue a grunting, low, animal-like noise; "He grunted his reluctant approval"
  • grunt - medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught


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Acacia usually gives a quick "err" followd by stomping or hopping away.
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Buggsy only grunts when I am carring him down the stairs.. I've heard him grind his teeth too..
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Ive heard teeth grinding is a sign of pain.
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generally means they are annoyed at something. My little guy does that whenever I clean and move his toys. He hates my "redecorating"

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Ive heard teeth grinding is a sign of pain.
It can be. The first time I heard it was with a young netherland dwarf we had. He was having GI problems, I guess he must've been in a lot of pain. He didn't end up making it although we took him to the vet right away.


But other than that, bunnies also do a tooth-purring thing, where they softly grind their teeth together. It's actually pretty cute, one of our bunnies always does it when we're petting the top of her head and she's really happy.


As far as grunting goes, I'm not exactly sure what they mean with it. Two of our rabbits grunt any time they're getting ready to jump up into a carrier, but I rarely hear them grunt otherwise. Our house-trained holland lop sometimes makes little grunting sounds when she's excitedly running around, I plan to ask the vet about that the next time we take her in for a checkup, just to be sure it's not chest congestion or something.
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Oh *smacks myself in forehead* I forgot about the pleasure bit!! Yes, Akina my M-R always grinds her teeth when I massage her shoulders and neck and rub her forehead!!
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Some bunnies are just more vocal than others are. I had a netherland dwarf who made all kinds of sounds, squeeks and grunts and stuff like that. He was cage aggressive and use to grunt at me a lot when I had to clean his cage. I think normally they grunt when they are upset or annoyed. My lionhead Barnaby makes a small grunting sound only at the same time as thumping his feet.


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