The senses of the rabbit – The taste

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Rabbits have a diversified diet, compared to what people may think. However, they have a fast metabolism, so this is why they have to eat grass regularly. This is probably why rabbits seem naturally gourmand. Despite the glouton pace, they are very capricious.

Every new food that is integrated into their diets will be tested with doubt. They sniff the food for a long time, then taste it at the end of the lips. If they like it, they will devour the next bites.

On the other hand, if they do not like it, they will show their discontent. They will repel the dish, look at you or the food with discontent or contempt. Due to their rancorous temperament, they can sometimes blame you for the fact that you have made them taste a bit rude food.

But, it’s not only when it’s new that rabbits taste their foods, it’s always. They may even change their minds about a food they did not want, but if you eat it, they may want to taste it again.

Did you know? 

Rabbits can taste the difference between flavors. They know how to distinguish sweet, salty, sour or bitter. On the other hand, you may suspect, but rabbits prefer sweet over all flavors.

See you again with the next sense!

Amelie Delobel

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