Bunny Meme....The Ear's Have It!

Domestic Rabbits come in all shapes and forms and colouring's and the same goes for our ears!How ever the most interesting fact about our ears and hearing is that Rabbits can distinguish sounds from 2 separate directions at the same time because we can independently move each ear 270 degrees toward a sound giving us 360 degree hearing.Our Hearing range is 360 hertz to 42,000 hertz compared to a humans which 63 hertz to 23,000 hertz.We also can hear things up to 2 miles away!This is why it is almost impossible to sneak up on a rabbit!

Another fact about our ears is our ears are our cooling system,they are full of blood vessels that dilate and expand when we get warm or hot,when this happens our ears get very warm or hot and and we tip them towards a cool breeze, this helps us to get rid of excess heat in our bodies.
We also communicate with our ears ,we signal to each other with our ears with a special complex sign language.It is possible for humans to learn some of this language so here are some tips....Forward facing ear positions are the happy signs....
Relaxed and Happy ears!

Happy,Relaxed But Curious Ears!

I'm Listening Ears!

Annoyed Ears!

Our ear also go flat or lean right back when we are scared or unhappy or ill or when we are sleeping and when we want to engage play and contact with our Humans we will Waggle our ears at them....so if you see your rabbits ears moving when the are looking at you they want you to either play ,give them pets or engage with them in some other way!

How do you communicate and listen?

This is Speedy Reporting for Carma Poodale.com


  1. Thank you for this informational post about rabbit ears. Rabbits are so fascinating !

    1. we thinks so too and we enjoy finding out all this information too,and you're welcome xx Speedy and Rachel

  2. Mee-you Speedy mee had NO idea bunniess could hear so berry well....LadyMum sayss mee heerss all most as good as a bunny (which iss not all wayss a good fing, mew mew mew...)
    An mee did not know that you use yur earss to communicate. Bunniess are trulee amazin....
    Fankss fur such a kewl post mee furend.
    **nose rubsss** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  3. You have interesting ears Speedy. We learned a lot today.


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