Bunny Behavior is a fascinating subject. I know something about it from having observed bunnies closely now for 13 years. I know there is still a lot more to learn. If any of you have new bunny observations for me, please send me emails. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There are different aspects of Behavior. One of them is Bunny Antics!
Bunnies do the cutest things. One of the most fun are Bunny Binkies! This is a movement the bunny makes that no human being could possibly do! It is a strange and crazy jump-twist movement that people describe with words such as: binky, popcorn, or fruit-loop. The bunny will jump straight up in the air, but twist at the same time so that upon landing it will be going in a different direction than when it started out. You never know exactly where the bunny will end up. As a matter of fact, sometimes I am not sure the bunny knows where it will end up.
However, if the bunny is trying to escape from a predator, you better believe he knows exactly what he is doing. His/her ability to binky, popcorn, fruitloop, and stop on a dime are why bunnies can get away from predators quickly and save their own sweet little lives.
Another bunny antic is what I call Nascar, others call it the Indy, and I'm sure there are more names out there! This is when they run in large circles around the outskirts of a room going so fast you can't keep track of them.......and then they lay down exhausted and rest for a while.
Nascar happens in the late afternoon at my place, when the pent up energy of the day builds up into excess bunny gas! All of a sudden the bunny will start to race around my sofa and 2 armchairs as if being chased or chasing something, and will continue in circles around them for 2-4 laps till exhausted, and then fall into a stretched out heap in front of my fireplace! Then he/she will lay there for a good half hour, just resting, and pretending that the race never happened. It cracks me up.
There is a really great book all about how bunnies communicate and what their different positions mean....it is by an English girl named Tamsin Stone. If you google her name you will find it.. It's well worth buying!