Saturday, August 18, 2012

Information about rabbits

  1. A male rabbit is a buck. 
  2. A female rabbit is a doe.
  3. A baby rabbit is a kit.
  4. When the doe gives birth her babies are collectively refered to as a litter.
  5. The gestation period for a rabbit averages 31 days.
  6. A rabbits teeth never stop growing. 
  7. The American Rabbit Breeders Association has 45 recognized breeds of rabbits
  8. The ARBA has over 30,000 members
  9. Rabbits can be litter trained
  10. A pet rabbit can live as long as 15 years
  11. Bunnies get weaned at about 6 weeks old
  12. Adult bunnies can weigh between 2 lbs - 20 lbs depending on breed
  13. Rabbits can purr similar to a cat
  14. Domesticated rabbits are born without fur
  15. Domesticated rabbits eyes do not open until they are about 2 weeks old
  16. Rabbits cannot vomit 
  17. Rabbits eat their own night droppings called cecotropes 
  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 

Posted by Joanna.