Every year we celebrate Binky Day on 1st June.
As rabbit owners know a binky is a rabbit’s happy dance. In fact it demonstrates joy in a-bun-dance. Rabbits will shake their heads, jump in the air, kick out, twist, even turn around in mid air, all to show joy and happiness. They need plenty of space all the time but especially so that they can binky.
To celebrate Binky Day 2018 we’ve made this video using clips and photos submitted by owners of some very happy bunnies. https://youtu.be/w_3vM_tA57Q
We hope you enjoy it and that you’ll send us your clips and videos next spring for next year’s Binky Day video.
Binky Day is fast approaching. We’ll be celebrating it on 1st June. Since mentioning it a while ago, you have sent us photos and videos that have brought smiles to all our faces. Many can be found on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151041372075301&set=o.191449507147&type=3&theater
We’ve uploaded a great video into our YouTube account too. You’re bound to love this one. http://www.rwaf.org.uk/binky
Please spread the word to everyone you know, rabbit people or not, about binkies, and what this joy this bunny dance expresses.
If you have any more photos or videos to share, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can upload them for you, or share your own links on our Facebook page. http://www.rwaf.org.uk/fbrwaf
It’s easy to see why rabbits are the perfect symbol to celebrate spring, beautiful to look at and bursting with life. They are a common sight in our fields and verges; munching on grass, running, jumping and digging. And, according to a UK charity, these behaviours are what we should be looking for in our pet rabbits.
The Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF) is the largest UK charity with the aim of improving the welfare of domestic rabbits. This Easter the charity is urging owners to spring their rabbits from the confines of the hutch, into a large secure exercise area of course!.
“What you see in the wild and what you see in the garden is very different,” said Richard Saunders, Vet expert advisor for the RWAF. “A lot of people keep a rabbit in a hutch, alone and with no space to exercise. This simply doesn’t let them act as they would naturally. Rabbits need to run and jump, and they’d never live alone in the wild.”
The charity is promoting its A Hutch is Not Enough campaign, which aims to educate rabbit owners and pet retailers on what rabbits need to lead full and contented lives. It stresses the importance of a large secure enclosure in which the rabbits can run and jump freely. “A Hutch should be a shelter as part of a bigger enclosure, never the sole accommodation,” said Richard. “People get much more pleasure from their pet rabbits when they make a bit of effort to give them the life they deserve. And if you’re thinking of getting a rabbit but can’t commit to meeting their needs fully then you should think again.