Top 50 Rabbit Facts

TOP 50 RABBIT FACTS

  • 1 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS that are born as pets (domesticated) are born with their eyes closed for up to 2 weeks (unlike wild rabbits)
  • 2 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS are the generally the third most popular pets in the world (directly after Dogs and Cats)
  • 3 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS can be seen eating their own droppings as night, this is because they are a valuable source of protein.
  • 4 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS do not have equal fingers and toes, they have 5 toenails on the front 2 paws and only 4 toenails on the back 2 feet.
  • 5 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS cannot vomit at all, they can gag on food but are unable to vomit.
  • 6 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS clean and groom themselves every day.
  • 7 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS care weaned (separated from their parents) around the age of 8 weeks (55 days).
  • 8 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS are generally most active in the mornings and in the evenings, so give them as much attention during these times.
  • 9 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have got the ability to purr when they are happy and comfortable (similar to a cat)
  • 10 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS actually require hay to assist their digestive system and proven fur balls in their stomach (so provide hay)
  • 11 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have a great coat to keep them warm, which is why they can only sweat out of the pads on their feet.
  • 12 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS that are born as pets (domesticated) are born with fur and wild rabbits are actually born without fur.
  • 13 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have a very delicate and fragile backbone, so always take care when patting them or picking them up.
  • 14 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have got long and very sensitive ears. Their ears can turn all the way around.
  • 15 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have got a strong jaw and generally only show 2 teeth but actually have 28 teeth in total.
  • 16 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS are abundant in the wild and as pets. Over half of the worlds rabbit population actually live in North America.
  • 17 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS are not rodents like rats, mice, etc but are actually lagomorphs.
  • 18 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have a LOT of species and there are over 45 recognized breeds of rabbits in the world.
  • 19 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS that are pets (domesticated) tend to live much older than rabbits in the wild.
  • 20 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have long ears and longest ears ever to be recorded measured up to be a massive 79 cm long.
  • 21 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS are great pets and a domesticated rabbit can live as long as 10 years.
  • 22 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS and hares are completely different animals but can actually interbreed with each other.
  • 23 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS that are in the wild can be destructive and destroy around $600 million word of crops each and every year.
  • 24 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have different names. A male rabbit is called a ‘buck’ and a female rabbit is called a ‘doe’.
  • 25 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have babies just as humans and they are called a ‘kit’ or a ‘kitten’.
  • 26 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS can jump very long distances but the world record for the longest rabbit jump was 3 meters.
  • 27 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS generally are not heavy animals but the heaviest rabbit was ‘Darius’ who weighed a massive 22.6 kg.
  • 28 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have got an average litter size of 4 – 8 kits.
  • 29 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS are extremely social animals and love interacting with other animals and rabbits.
  • 30 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS get very happy and then they do, they will jump and twist around, which is called ‘binky’.
  • 31 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS are thursty creatures and a 2 kg rabbit can drink just as much as a 9 kg dog.
  • 32 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS droppings are some of the best garden fertilizer, so instead of throwing it out, put it on the garden.
  • 33 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have got 3 different scent glands which are the chin, anal and inguinal glands.
  • 34 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS can jump very high but the world record for the highest rabbit jump was just over 1 meter.
  • 35 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS that are found in a group are called a ‘herd’ and their house in the wild is called a ‘warren’.
  • 36 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS ears do more than give good hearing, they also assist the rabbit to regulate their body temperature.
  • 37 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS do not hibernate (sleep for long periods of time)
  • 38 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS need to be spayed and neutered, as it is essential for them to maintain their good health.
  • 39 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS are an animal that can see behind themselves but have got a blind spot right in front of their face.
  • 40 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS are extremely good at digging holes in the ground, so always ensure you look out for them.
  • 41 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have large kits and the largest ever recorded kit was a litter of 24!
  • 42 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS can jump extremely high and have been seen to jump up to 90 centimeters high.
  • 43 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS that are kept as a pet (domesticated) actually cannot mate with a wild rabbit.
  • 44 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS require 4 good hours of exercise a day, as they can suffer from osteoporosis if they don’t get enough exercise.
  • 45 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have different species and can weigh between 1 kg and can grow up to 5 kg.
  • 46 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS can start breeding at a very young age and can start as early as the age of 3 – 4 months old.
  • 47 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS have strong teeth that actually never stop growing from when they are born.
  • 48 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS can actually be toilet trained to ensure that they either go in a litter box or outside, etc.
  • 49 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS chew up to 120 times a minute and they have got over 17,000 taste buds inside their mouth.
  • 50 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS really do live up to the phrase ‘breeding like rabbits’, as they can produce between 20 – 40 babies a year.
  • 51 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS through history have always been used as a symbol of fertility (largely due to their ability to reproduce)
  • 52 #DidYouKnow? RABBITS can suffer from heat stroke, so always make sure you provide them shade and plenty of water.

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