Kim and Cocoa

Life with my pet bunny Cocoa.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Yes they do

After doing some research online, I found out that bunnies sleep with their eyes open! How neat. I never knew that.

Rabbits mostly sleep during the day. They often sleep with their eyes open so its hard to tell when they are sleeping. However a giveaway is that when they are sleeping rabbits often twitch, and their noses stop wiggling. (from


  • At 9:15 PM, Anonymous Jeff said…

    Interesting info! I have always wondered too.

  • At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Brittnee said…

    They're crepuscular - meaning they're most active at dawn and dusk. If they're really confomrtable, they'll sprawl out in odd positions and will close their eyes to sleep, but they dose off quite a bit with their eyes open.

    ~Brittnee aka "Beep Bonk"

  • At 12:59 AM, Anonymous Greg said…

    yeah i didn't know that either, fascinating!

  • At 9:22 PM, Blogger Gordon said…

    My two always have their eyes open, too. That's gotta be a strange way to sleep. I don't see how it can be restful.


  • At 9:09 PM, Blogger archi ann said…

    yeah it's fun to watch my archi - she would sleep on her side in her cage and the first time i saw her like that her nose wasn't moving, couldn't tell if she was breathing and i gasped thinking she died. my gasp scared the pellets outta the poor girl! blew me away cuz i walked right up to the cage and she didn't know i was there! out like a light! eyes wide open!

    -carri ann
    aka bilbo's mum


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