One of my friends 12 week Lion Heads has started squeaking and thumping whenever my friend goes to pick her up, but stops as soon as my friend is holding her. She just started this behavior recently -- up until a few days ago it was no big deal. My friend has read that they will thump when they feel threatened, but isn't sure what the squeaking is about. The bunny starts it as soon as the cage is opened, so that rules out pain when she is being picked up. She read somewhere else that the squeaking is what bucks do when they're in heat (impossible, I know.. it's the does who go into heat, and I told her so . I know there's rut in breeding season but that's not the same thing as heat). Oh.... Does constant licking have something to do with it too? She's got a salt lick for them but this one will lick her constantly when she's being held. Any ideas?? This is her first time with rabbits and I've never had rabbits so I'm clueless as well. I have posted over on BYH but haven't gotten much response. Any input is appreciated.