Posted by: soniahs | February 4, 2011

Friday bunnyblogging

Rabbit vision is really different from ours. While rabbits have poor color and depth perception, they are excellent at detecting motion. Aside from a blind spot right in front of their nose (which can lead to accidental finger-nipping when getting a treat), they have nearly 360-degree vision, and can even see above them. This is an excellent adaptation that helps them from raptor attack.

Nearly 360-degree vision, and I still don't see you offering me a carrot...

They can also pretty much see behind them- one of Noe’s typical “I’m annoyed at you” behaviors is to sit across the room from us with her back turned, peeking at us out of the corner of her eye.

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