Smart enough to get the morning paper and bring it to you?
Smart enough to learn its name?
Maybe not smart enough to do the first one, but definitely smart enough to do the second!
My house rabbit, Elsie, is VERY smart. Almost too smart for her own good. She lives in my bedroom, and I let her run around it for a few hours a day. But when I leave the room and can't pay attention to her, she must go into her cage.
When I snap in her cage, she knows its time to go home. To teach her, each time I snapped, I would put oats or a treat in her bowl if she responded. Nothing if she didn't.
She's smart enough that she knows when something is in her bowl or not, before going into her cage. She heard me rattle the oat bag, and drop the oats in her dish. She waits for my snap, and hops inside to munch her tasty treats.
When there's nothing in her bowl, she doesn't respond. I'll snap and snap and snap, and nothing. THEN, since I need to get her home, I give her treats. And she knows I do this too. She always gets her way. Elsie is very spoiled.
Elsie used to nip me when I wasn't paying attention to her. It was startling, though it didn't really hurt, and of course she'd get her way and I'd pet her. I've changed that now and she doesn't bite anymore. Whenever she wants to be held, pet or cuddled, she licks me and puts her paws up on my lap.
Elsie also has a wild side. She's always wanted to be out of my room. We let her play in the living room sometimes, when it's clean, but with 7 humans in the house (usually more then that, I babysit in my home all the time), that's kind of rare. Whenever someone opens my bedroom door, she's right there, begging to go out. If you put your foot in the way of the door, to keep her from getting out, she'll scratch and claw at you to move her foot and create the opening to let her squeeze by.
She knows where I am at all times. She's always right there, underfoot, begging for attention. She jumps on my bed and cuddles with me while I do my school or watch a show with my sister.
She knows which bed is mine. My sister and I share a room, but she rarely jumps up on my sister's bed (she does sometimes). Whenever I'm in my room and not petting her, or not even in the room, she assumes I'm on my bed and hops up to look for me.
I love her so much. As she gets older and older, somehow I keep loving her more and more. She was a little terror when she was a baby. She wouldn't let me clip her nails so they became claws she would always scratch everyone with. She would eat plastic and go on rampages to find everything she wasn't supposed to have, and eat it. She used to HATE to be held, cuddled, whatever. If her feet left the ground, she hated it. She loved running the length of my room more then anything.
Now, at 3 and a half years old, she's changed. She's getting older and slower. She'd rather be pet and held then run around my room now. She lets me clip her nails. She's much easier to deal with now, even though sometimes she'll still nip like she did as a baby and sometimes she'll eat whatever she finds under my sister's bed.