The Flopsiest Bunny Sleeps

The first time one of my rabbits did this, I thought he had died. It really scared me. Now, when I see it, my cup runneth over because it’s a sign that he’s so relaxed that he will go from totally upright to totally horizontal, skipping all the intermediary steps. We call it flopsying, because sometimes he rolls so far that he rolls past the point of lying down and has to roll back again.  Some of my other rabbits occasionally do it too, but it’s the white and speckle one (he’s called Banacek) who does it the most.

This is what it looks like:

Banacek will go from standing up to this in about half a second.
Banacek will go from standing up to this in about half a second.

And this…

Katie does flopsy bunny too, although she doesn't do it very often and this is the only picture I have of her doing it.
Katie does flopsy bunny too, although she doesn’t do it very often and this is one of the only pictures I have of her doing it.

And this…

Banacek again, this is where he did it the first time.  He seemed to love this spot in our old house.
Banacek again, this is where he did it the first time. He seemed to love this spot in our old house.

And this…

This is Cleo doing a flopsy, then Banacek came and laid down next to her because there wasn't enough cute!!
This is Cleo doing a flopsy, then Banacek came and laid down next to her because there wasn’t enough cute!!

And this…

A double flopsy from Banacek and Cleo, this one got a perfect 10 from the judges.
A double flopsy from Banacek and Cleo, this one got a perfect 10 from the judges.

And this…

Sunbathing double flopsy, another perfect score for Banacek and Cleo.
Sunbathing double flopsy, another perfect score for Banacek and Cleo.

And this…

After a hard day chewing everything in sight, we have another rare Katie flopsy, this one is accompanied by Fifer.
After a hard day chewing everything in sight, we have another rare Katie flopsy, this one is accompanied by Fifer.

So if you see your rabbit lying down sideways like this, looking like they might be dead (watch to see that they’re breathing), don’t worry, it’s just the bunny flopsy, the greatest state of relaxation a rabbit can reach, and once you know what it is, you’ll recognize it as one of the most adorable things your rabbit will ever do.  SO MUCH CUTE.

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Author: MsAdventure

I am a twentysomething travel, photography and beauty blogger who occasionally writes about other topics. Within travel, I tend to write mostly about Europe because all the other travel bloggers seem to write about South East Asia. As a writer, I have written articles that are published in Offbeat Bride and on Buzzfeed, and as a photographer, I have taken photographs that are published in local and national news outlets in the UK. I have a blog at www.delightandinspire.com

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