12 Fun Facts About Rabbits

Fun Facts About Rabbits
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Our pets’ cuteness drives us all crazy with adoration and love. The feeling to spend our days behind them and knowing them is very common between the pet parents. And don’t we all love our pets a bit too much to know in and out about them? Sometimes, we speak to other pet parents to share information and learn from others’ experience. But not always we find the right people to speak to.

The next best option we pick is to browse the internet in search of information about our pets to learn better about them. But not all the sites give you the right information because most of the times the information travels from one hand to another without authentication. Here, we are bringing you collected data from our experiences and real-life research from other pet parents to make it easy for you to find every fun fact about your rabbit in one place.

  • Rabbits Are Social Animals:

Our sweet bunnies are social animals and they love to spend time with other rabbit companions. Just as humans, they seem to love gossiping (talking), eating, playing or simply bonding together (over a bowl of hay). Set up playdates with other rabbits in your inner circle and you be the parent enjoying some gossip time with other parents.

  • Rabbits Have Sweet Tooth:

Most rabbits have a “sweet tooth”. They love munching on sweet fruits and vegetables. Like us, they hog on sweet food, but not on muffins and pastries. That’s definitely not a rabbit food. Treat them with banana or watermelon or any other sweet fruit, but in moderate quantity. You don’t want to upset their stomach by overfeeding, do you?

  • Largest Rabbit With World Record:

Oh, did you know the Guinness World Record for the largest rabbit is held by a 55-pound British pet rabbit named Ralph? Don’t think it’s just the food, its Ralph’s species. He was a Continental Giant (also known as the German Giant) and this is a very large breed of rabbit which was originally bred for meat. Upsetting, but not a common practice anymore.

  • Rabbits Are Called:

Rabbits are also known as bunnies or bunny rabbits. Like a deer, a female rabbit is called a doe and a male rabbit is called a buck, and like a cat, the baby rabbits are called kittens or kits. An older term for an adult rabbit used to be coney until the 18th century. A group of rabbits is called a colony or nest and a group of baby rabbits produced from a single mating is referred to as a litter. Also, a group of domestic rabbits living together is sometimes called a herd.

Other Fun Facts About Rabbits

  • Rabbit Ears Rotates Almost A Circle:

Our rabbits’ ears not just help them monitor their environment and detect predators, but also assist in thermoregulation. Growing up to 10 centimeters, their ears have large surface areas that allows them to release their heat and keep themselves cool. Oh, and they can rotate their ears 180 to 270 degrees, an almost a half to full circle. Isn’t that impressive?

  • Rabbits Have Eyes All Around:

Rabbits have their eyes positioned on the sides of their heads which helps them see an almost 360 degrees around them. How cool is it to have almost no blind spot, huh? Definitely, suitable for military. If only, they were allowed!

  • Rabbits Can Jump High:

We all know rabbits are known for their hopping and jumping. But did you know they can jump a little over 3 feet high in height and 10 feet long in distance? A little high for a little guy, huh?

  • Rabbits Can Be Submissive:

Yes, they are not always aggressive or dominant. When your bunny feels submissive, he or she will make themselves appear small by crouching down. It’s a sign of respect and honor, more than fear for other rabbits or humans.

  • Rabbits Birth Multiple Kits:

Nope, not implying that rabbits are baby-making machines here. But who can deny, they do make a lot of babies in one kindling. In one pregnancy, a mother can deliver an average litter size of 5 to 8 babies. Although a rabbit’s pregnancy is not critical, but special care needs to be given. According to Reference.com, in 2020, the world’s domesticated rabbit population was estimated at 709 million.

  • Rabbits Can Be Potty-trained:

Rabbits can be trained to use a litter box. Yes, you heard it right. But of course, you need to know how to train them though. And you can save yourself from cleaning their cages or your house surfaces more often than not. Delight!

  • Rabbits Have Ever-growing Teeth:

Rabbit’s teeth never stop growing! They have 28 teeth and they simply gradually start to worn down as rabbit ages. Basically, the eating and chewing hay, vegetables and fruits stops them from growing too long. Phew, something is stopping them from looking Vampiric with long incisors.

Oh, and grow up! Rabbits don’t just eat carrots as Warner Bros’ cartoon character Bugs Bunny implied. Rabbits can eat almost all sorts of fruits and vegetables but the healthiest food for them is hay and pellets.

A quick look at what you should ask the pet expert:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Do Rabbits require mental stimulation like dogs and cats?

Yes, they are smart animals and would prevent your rabbit from developing unwanted destructive behavior. Toys like balls, towel rolls and soft-chewy toys can exercise their brain and give them a good playtime.

2. Do Rabbits cry?

Yes, Rabbits cry when they are in pain, scared, severely ill or about to die. Kits cry when they are starving. But no rabbit produces tears, they cry by making crying noises.

3. Can you hear a rabbit fart?

Rabbits farts silently and its scentless to human nose and ears. And they fart a lot. Rabbits that are dehydrated may fart more frequently.

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