Generally speaking, bunnies are docile and gentle creatures, timid, even. Your mental image of a rabbit probably involves one of them peacefully sitting there munching on a carrot or lettuce leaf. And indeed, a house rabbit can be a calm, quiet, and wonderfully affectionate companion.
Keeping rabbits as pets have really only been common since the 1800s. Because rabbits are timid and fearful (which serves them well in the wild), it can take some time for them to bond with a human parent. But once they do, their curiosity and playfulness will come to the fore. Because bunnies are so cute, it’s tempting to get one as a pet for a child. However, it’s important to know that they generally aren’t good pets for small children. Rabbits are fragile and a child could easily injure one without even meaning to. They’re also easily frightened by sudden noises and movements, a specialty of young children. Rabbits that are injured or scared will kick and can deliver nasty bites.
As you’ll see in the video posted below, there’s a rabbit named Dan-Dan who’s totally adorable but not entirely docile. Who knows, he may even prompt you to reconsider some of your preconceived notions about bunny docility! Dan-Dan loves getting affection from his human parent — nothing quite like snuggling under a blanket and getting pats on the head. The hilarious thing is the firm yet gentle tantrum he throws when the petting stops. You’ll have to listen carefully, but he makes a ridiculously cute cooing sound while simultaneously giving the floor a firm thump with his hind feet. Dogs and cats aren’t the only pets who can complain!
How did you like this bunny’s mini-tantrum? Too cute to work or would it keep you by his side all day? Let us know what you think in the comments section below the video. Be sure to like and share, too!