Most people say that rabbits cannot sweat, they do not have functional sweat glands. However, there are some who say that rabbits can and do sweat around their lips.
Earlier this year, we travelled back to our hometown, Penang, for the Chinese New Year. As we were going to be in Penang for quite a while (~ 1.5 weeks), we decided to bring Buttons and Yohji back with us. The journey by car was about 3-4 hours; they weren’t terribly impressed with the car-ride but overall, tolerated it rather well 🙂
Mid-way through the journey, I noticed this:
Close-up of Yohji’s nose:
Only Yohji had wet upper lips. Buttons’ were dry.
So.. is that evidence of sweat? We did have the air-conditioning on, though. Or is it just Yohji’s warm breath condensing onto his upper lips? I’ve noticed that his breath is warmer compared to Buttons’.. and perhaps that’s why Buttons wasn’t ‘sweating’, her breath wasn’t warm enough to produce that much condensate?