#1  
Old 12-27-2005, 10:52 PM
rippingtons_fan rippingtons_fan is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: University Place, WA
Posts: 322
What sounds do rabbits make?

What sounds do rabbits make?
Do they make sounds like rodents make?
  #2  
Old 12-27-2005, 10:55 PM
lonesome loser lonesome loser is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 31 Spooner Street, Quahog
Posts: 603
Rabbits don't make many sounds. Mostly they "thump".
  #3  
Old 12-27-2005, 10:59 PM
Good Egg Good Egg is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,184
"squish". So ya gotta watch where you step.
  #4  
Old 12-27-2005, 10:59 PM
Johnny L.A. Johnny L.A. is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: NoWA
Posts: 57,687
They scream like a baby when they're in distress. Such as when your neighbour who raises rabbits can't find her ball peen hammer and has to use vice grips instead, and she doesn't hit the first one hard enough to knock it out before she slits its throat.
  #5  
Old 12-27-2005, 11:00 PM
lonesome loser lonesome loser is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 31 Spooner Street, Quahog
Posts: 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by Good Egg
"squish". So ya gotta watch where you step.
Hey gorgeous.

  #6  
Old 12-27-2005, 11:06 PM
Good Egg Good Egg is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 2,184
  #7  
Old 12-27-2005, 11:11 PM
jayjay jayjay is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Central Pennsylvania
Posts: 36,055
They also have a kind of "chk chk chk" purr-type sound when they're content. My mom had a house rabbit for several years.
  #8  
Old 12-27-2005, 11:12 PM
Q.E.D. Q.E.D. is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 22,536
I had rabbits for many years, as a kid. They have a smallish number of vocalizations, including various squeals, grunts and huffs. They will also thump their feet when irritated, often accompanied by grunting or huffing.
  #9  
Old 12-27-2005, 11:16 PM
CynicalGabe CynicalGabe is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,760
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johnny L.A.
They scream like a baby when they're in distress.
No baby has ever produced such a blood-curdling sound.
  #10  
Old 12-27-2005, 11:23 PM
Wearia Wearia is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: (7.43,4.76)
Posts: 1,267
Agreed. When scared they shriek with a sound you can't possibly imagine coming from a rabbit.
  #11  
Old 12-27-2005, 11:26 PM
elmwood elmwood is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Upstate New York
Posts: 9,335
Baruch atah Adonia, elohenu melech ...

Oh, I didn't see the "t". Sorry.
  #12  
Old 12-27-2005, 11:31 PM
Omniscient Omniscient is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Posts: 16,810
In my experience it's always been a simple "cluck, cluck, cluck". Mmmmm, chocolatey.
  #13  
Old 12-27-2005, 11:56 PM
RandMcnally RandMcnally is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 7,740
Quote:
Originally Posted by elmwood
Baruch atah Adonia, elohenu melech ...

Oh, I didn't see the "t". Sorry.

It took me reading that a good 10 times to get it.
  #14  
Old 12-28-2005, 12:17 AM
dre2xl dre2xl is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,217
I asked Dad the same question as a kid--he said that they make only one sound when in extreme distress--a horrible scream when he's given up on himself, to warn his companions.
  #15  
Old 12-28-2005, 12:48 AM
Gatopescado Gatopescado is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: on your last raw nerve
Posts: 17,809
The one I hit with the 9 Iron sounded remarkable like a golfball. But, I did hit it in the head.
  #16  
Old 12-28-2005, 01:05 AM
CynicalGabe CynicalGabe is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,760
Quote:
Originally Posted by gatopescado
The one I hit with the 9 Iron sounded remarkable like a golfball. But, I did hit it in the head.
Dude, that's just fucked up.
  #17  
Old 12-28-2005, 01:26 AM
KRC KRC is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Albuqerque
Posts: 2,314
Mine went off on the foot thumping thing around 4:00 AM, prompting my roomate to run to the door because he thought the deadheads who lived in the yard next door were trying to get in.

After that, he talked a lot about wanting a pair of fur gloves.
  #18  
Old 12-28-2005, 03:59 AM
Fern Forest Fern Forest is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: ╠╣║
Posts: 7,119
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wearia
Agreed. When scared they shriek with a sound you can't possibly imagine coming from a rabbit.
Yup, I once caught a partially wild rabbit. I very slowly walked up to it in the woods and grabbed it. It screamed like a banshee and it worked, I let go something quick.
  #19  
Old 12-28-2005, 04:06 AM
Peanuthead Peanuthead is online now
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,059
Quote:
Originally Posted by rippingtons_fan
What sounds do rabbits make?
"Ehhhh. What's up doc?"
  #20  
Old 12-28-2005, 08:46 AM
Dung Beetle Dung Beetle is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 15,168
Hoi, hoi, u embleer hrair/ M'saion ulé hraka vair.
  #21  
Old 12-28-2005, 09:05 AM
NurseCarmen NurseCarmen is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: The Zen Arcade
Posts: 8,288
I too have heard the rabbit scream. My buddy stepped on one. I suppose it could sound like a baby screaming. After all, we never heard the baby on Eraserhead scream.
  #22  
Old 12-28-2005, 09:46 AM
Shagnasty Shagnasty is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 27,063
It is for these reasons that bunnies don't usually like to stick around for long. Here is a compendium of Bunny Suicides.
  #23  
Old 12-28-2005, 07:08 PM
CynicalGabe CynicalGabe is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,760
What sounds do rabbits make

"Bitch, be cool!"

"Royalle wit Cheese."

http://www.angryalien.com/0605/pulpfictionbuns.asp
  #24  
Old 12-28-2005, 07:40 PM
Sattua Sattua is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Close to home
Posts: 9,749
When people aren't looking, they blow raspberries.
  #25  
Old 12-28-2005, 09:10 PM
sj2 sj2 is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Outside Seattle, WA
Posts: 866
mine sneezes...and grunts at times when not given what he wants when the fridge opens
  #26  
Old 12-28-2005, 10:53 PM
Regallag_The_Axe Regallag_The_Axe is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: United States of Leifholm
Posts: 2,962
Uhhhh.... huh? Rasberries?
__________________
You know you're a nerd when you quote a work of fiction and it takes you a few minutes to remember what you quoted.
  #27  
Old 12-29-2005, 12:03 AM
Mirror Image egamI rorriM Mirror Image egamI rorriM is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The lovely Midwest
Posts: 1,839
When you stick out your tongue and go "pbbbbbt," that's a raspberry.

I used to have a rabbit, and it GROWLED. It was an evil rabbit.
  #28  
Old 12-29-2005, 01:27 AM
Marlitharn Marlitharn is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Behind the monkey
Posts: 3,116
"Silflay hraka, u embleer rah."

A guy my stepfather used to run around with had a tape recording of a screaming rabbit. He used it to attract coyotes. It was a bit disturbing.
  #29  
Old 12-29-2005, 08:53 AM
Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor Bosda Di'Chi of Tricor is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Dogpatch/Middle TN.
Posts: 30,613
A faint, distant, rustling noise that sounds vaguely like hassnpheiffer...hassnpheiffer...hassnpheiffer...
__________________
It's not too difficult to become a military criminal.
Not shaving, dirty boots, calling a sergeant "darling" or selling your Bren Carrier.
~~~Spike Milligan
  #30  
Old 01-02-2006, 01:38 AM
Elendil's Heir Elendil's Heir is offline
SDSAB
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: my Herkimer Battle Jitney
Posts: 71,847
I don't know about nowadays, but they used to make sounds like, "Welcome to the Playboy Club, sir. May I get you something to drink?"

Oh, wait, sorry. Those were Bunnies.
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright © 2017 Sun-Times Media, LLC.

 
Copyright © 2017