Monday, January 07, 2008

Rabbit Facts

I have two of them at my home and starting to learn more about them. Later I will try to post their picture here...Here are some facts about Rabbits for you.

  1. Rabbits are not rodents, they are lagomorphs

  2. A male rabbit is a buck

  3. A female rabbit is a doe

  4. A baby rabbit is a kit

  5. When the doe gives birth her babies are collectively refered to as a litter

  6. The gestation period for a rabbit averages 31 days

  7. A rabbits teeth never stop growing

  8. The American Rabbit Breeders Association has 45 recognized breeds of rabbits

  9. The ARBA has over 30,000 members

  10. Rabbits can be litter trained

  11. A pet rabbit can live as long as 10 years

  12. Bunnies get weaned at about 8 weeks old

  13. Adult bunnies can weigh between 2 lbs - 20 lbs depending on breed

  14. Rabbits can purr similar to a cat

  15. Domesticated rabbits are born without fur

  16. Domesticated rabbits eyes do not open until they are about 2 weeks old

  17. Rabbits cannot vomit

  18. Rabbits need hay to assist the digestive system and prevent fur balls in their stomach

  19. A group of rabbits is called a herd

  20. A group of rabbits live in a warren

  21. Mothers typically only feed their kits about 5 minutes a day

  22. Rabbit meat is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than chicken, pork and beef

  23. Rabbit meat is all white meat

  24. Rabbit droppings make an excellent garden fertilizer

  25. Rabbits have 28 teeth

  26. A 4 pound rabbit will drink as much water as a 20 pound dog

  27. Bunnies love to chew

  28. Rabbits do not hibernate

  29. Rabbits can jump 36″ and higher

  30. Rabbits can suffer heat stroke

  31. Rabbits can see behind them, but have blind spot in front of their face

  32. When rabbits are happy, they will jump and twist, this is called a binky

  33. Rabbits can start breeding as early as 3-4 months of age

  34. Predators can literally scare a rabbit to death

  35. Does will pull fur when pregnant to assist in the building of their nest

  36. Rabbits can have false pregnancies

  37. Rabbits groom themselves

  38. Domestic rabbits cannot breed with wild rabbits

  39. The only place a rabbit sweats is through the pads on its feet

  40. Rabbits eat their own night droppings called cecotropes

Courtesy: Three Little Ladies Rabbitry


Anonymous said...

rabbits are pure love

Saravanan said...

Yes They are simply adorable...

Cari8bff said...

i have this school project and this post seems to help a bunch, to gather info from. thanks a million!
bye. hope to see more blogs from u!

Saravanan said...

Glad to Hear that this post helped you with your school project Cari8bff...

Will do my best. Thank you

Large Rabbit Hutch said...

These are indeed Rabbit Facts! I love reading this kind of post.