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Rabbits are mammals.
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.