Rabbit Facts – 40 Interesting Facts About Rabbits

Posted on: January 18, 2008

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


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