Interesting Facts About Rabbits

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  • The male rabbit is called a buck, the female is called a doe and a young rabbit is called a kit (or kitten).
  • Rabbits are herbivores and eat leafy plants in the spring and summer months and wood bark in the winter.
  • Rabbits live in areas below 2000 feet of sea level.
  • Rabbits are herbivores and eat leafy plants in the spring and summer months and wood bark in the winter.
  • Pet rabbits that live inside are often referred to as house rabbits.
  • A wild doe starts to mate at 6 months, the gestation period is 30 days and each litter has 4-12 kittens.
  • Baby rabbits are fed by their mothers twice a day at dusk and dawn.
  • Rabbit ears can be as much as 4 inches (10 cm) in length. They use their ears to detect predators in their habitat.
  • Wild rabbits have a number of natural predators including dogs, raccoons, foxes, hawks and eagles.
  • Wild rabbits have powerful hind legs which helps them burrowing. A rabbit can run up to 35 miles per hour.
  • Rabbits live in groups and when they are eating one stands guard; if danger is sensed the guard will stamp his feet and the rabbits will hide in their burrows.

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