Don’t be embarrassed, we’ve all asked this one at some point. Of course, the answer is yes – rabbits fart, they just do it in a different way than other animals and you don’t often see them do it because they usually expel their gas through their mouths.
Do rabbits Fart?
Rabbits generally fart during the morning or after eating, to expel the excess air from their digestive tract so that food can move through more easily. They also will sometimes release farts when they have an uncomfortable feeling in their stomach such as bloating as a result of eating too many carrots or when lactose intolerance has resulted in gaseous discomfort.
Can you hear rabbits fart?
You might be wondering if you can hear rabbits fart. It’s not a silly question because we have all had the experience of having a rabbit with gas or poop that has made quite the stench. There is little doubt that they are capable of making some noise but you may not always be able to hear it.
There are many variables that can affect whether or not you can hear your pet fart and one of them is the size of the rabbit. Bigger rabbits are going to have a louder fart than smaller rabbits because they have more air inside their bodies.
Rabbits that have a longer digestive tract are going to be capable of releasing more gas and you will likely hear it because they typically move around when they release their farts. In contrast, rabbits with short digestive tracts tend to release less gas and therefore the fart is usually released without movement.
You may also be able to hear your rabbit fart if you put your ear close enough to their hind end. The sound waves will travel through the fabric of the bunny’s fur, skin, and muscle. Hearing your pet fart is not very likely, so don’t be disappointed if you can’t with your first rabbit.
Is it possible to find out if a rabbit is farting?
It’s likely that you already know the answer to this question if you are on this page looking for how to tell if your rabbit is farting. As we have already discussed, the answer is yes. Rabbits may fart silently through their mouths but not always!
The next time you see that your bunny has been eating or drinking a lot of fluids, take the opportunity to sit down closely beside them and watch their back end for a short period of time.
Sometimes you will see an opening between the anus and genitals as a result of the release of gas. This is typically accompanied by a slight movement forward.
You may also notice the movement of your rabbit’s tail or body as they fart. It’s not always easy to tell that a rabbit is farting, but you can definitely determine if they have recently farted by watching for signs that their body has moved forward or their tail moved.
Do bunnies fart more than other animals?
You might be surprised to learn this but there are many factors that contribute to how often rabbits pass gas including their diet, wellbeing, and stress levels. Smaller rabbits tend to fart the most frequently whereas larger rabbits may only release a couple of farts in a day.
Does your rabbit fart on you? If you aren’t able to tell if your rabbit is farting, then you might also be wondering if your rabbit is doing it on purpose. You may be thinking that they are doing it on purpose because they are mad at you or perhaps they just like to have fun with you. It’s possible for your rabbit to do this, but it usually isn’t intentional.
Your bunny may actually just not realize how close their bottom is to your face and end up farting in the vicinity of where your head or face happens to be at that moment in time.
Do rabbits fart stink?
Do rabbits fart stink? The answer to this question really depends on the diet of your rabbit, their health and their level of stress. Smaller rabbits tend to have less gas but they also don’t eat a balanced diet as well because they don’t have the ability to consume a lot of food at one time.
Stress typically results in gaseous discomfort and any rabbit can pass nasty smelling gas if it is very stressed or has a digestive issue such as diarrhea or bloat. So yes, rabbits do fart stink! But you will notice that some rabbits seem to be more prone to producing smellier farts than others.
Meet Madison Phillips, your compassionate guide to pet well-being. With experience from VCA Animal Hospitals and Laxton Vet Clinics Bellaire Inc. Madison honed her skills and embraced the balance of medical expertise and compassion, through her articles, she simplifies pet care, whether you’re a newbie or an experienced pet parent.