Fun Bunny Rabbit Facts for Kids

 

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  • Rabbits are mammals.bunn2
  • Rabbits are lagomorphs. Rabbits and Hares are in the lagomorphs family.
  • A female rabbit is called a doe.
  • A male rabbit is called a buck.
  • A baby rabbit is called a kit.
  • Rabbits are also refered to as bunny rabbits.
  • Rabbits live in groups called herds.
  • All rabbits except the Cottontail Rabbits live in underground burrows.
  • Cotton Tail Rabbits live in above ground nests.
  • A group of burrows is called a warren.
  • Rabbits are around 2-11 pounds and 12-24 pounds.
  • Rabbits have long ears that are on average 4 inches long.
  • Rabbits have short tails.
  • Rabbits are different from hares.
  • Hares live in above nests like Cotton Tail Rabbits.
  • Hares are usually bigger with longer ears and a longer hind leg.
  • Rabbits are herbivores meaning they do not eat meat.
  • Rabbits eat grass, clovers, wild flowers and farm crops.  Rabbits also eat their own poop.
  • Rabbits are crepuscular meaning the are most active at dawn and dusk.
  • Rabbits eat around dusk.
  • Rabbits sleep about 8 hours a day.
  • rabbits only sweat on the pads of their feet.
  • More than half the world’s population of rabbits live in North America.
  • Rabbits also live in Southwestern Europe, Southeast Asia, Sumatara, parts of japan, Africa and South America.
  • There are many species of rabbits.
  • Cottontails, Pygmy and European Rabbits live in the US.
  • Most domestic or pet rabbits are European Rabbits.
  • Rabbits live  in meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands.
  • Throughout history rabbits were a symbol of fertility.
  • They reproduce often.  Rabbits usually have 2-3 litter a year.
  • Each litter has 4-6 babies.
  • Babies are born with their eyes closed and no fur.
  • A rabbit has 28 teeth.
  • Their teeth never stop growing.
  • Some people eat rabbit for food.
  • Rabbit meat is lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than chicken, beef and pork.
  • Many people have rabbits as pets.
  • Wild rabbits live around 10 years domesticated rabbits can live much longer around 16 years.
  • Domesticated (pet) rabbits should never be let out in the wild.  They will not be able to survive.
  • Domesticated rabbits can be trained.
  • A rabbit’s foot is believed to bring good luck.  It is believed that this belief started in Europe around 600BC.

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