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Facts about Rabbits

  1. Rabbits are not rodents, but they belong to lagomorphs order.

  2. Rabbits are herbivores and eat carrots, vegetables, tree barks
    and herbs.

  3. Rabbits are social, loving and interactive animals.

  4. Rabbits weigh between 2 to 11 pounds.

  5. There are over 45 recognized breeds of rabbits.

  6. Rabbits live in groups called herd in a warren.

  7. Rabbits have a very good memory.

  8. Each rabbit has his own distinct identity.

  9. Rabbits have long sensitive ears, which can turn in any
    direction and can also help in regulating their temperature.

  10. Rabbits can make various sounds.

  11. Rabbits have large eyes and a blind spot right in front of
    their face.

  12. Rabbits can see behind themselves without rotating their

  13. Rabbits have 3 pairs of scent glands located under the chin,
    anal and inguinal glands.

  14. A male rabbit is called buck and a female one is called doe.

  15. A baby rabbit is called kitten or a kit.

  16. Rabbits are crepuscular, that is they are most active at dawn
    and dusk.

  17. Rabbits have 28 teeth, which keeps on growing continuously
    throughout its life.

  18. After birth, the baby rabbits are collectively known as

  19. Rabbits can mate when they are 3 months old.

  20. Rabbits can produce babies when they are 6 months old.

  21. Rabbits can produce 20-40 babies in a year.

  22. Size of the litter is usually between 4-8 kits.

  23. The gestation period of rabbit is about 30 days.

  24. Babies are born blind and without fur.

  25. Babies open their eyes at about 10 days.

  26. Kits get weaned at about 6-8 weeks.

  27. Rabbits feed their babies only for about 5 minutes a day.

  28. Rabbits can jump as long as 36 inches and higher.

  29. Rabbits can run about 35 miles an hour.

  30. Average lifespan of a rabbit is about 8-10 years.

  31. Rabbits can't vomit.

  32. Droppings of rabbits serve as an excellent garden fertilizer.

  33. Rabbits are very susceptible to over heating and can suffer
    from a heat stroke.

  34. Rabbit's chew 120 times a minute and has over 17,000 taste

  35. Domestic rabbits can't breed with the wild ones.

  36. Rabbit meat is all white meat, which is lower in cholesterol,
    fat and calories.

  37. Rabbits eat their night droppings called cecotropes, which are
    good sources of nutrients.

  38. When rabbits are happy, they perform a series of jumps, twists
    and runs, which is termed as binky.

  39. Spaying and neutering a rabbit is very much essential for
    maintaining good health.

  40. Rabbits require a four hours exercise a day. They can suffer
    from osteoporosis if they don't get enough exercise.

  41. Rabbit's diet is equally important. The wrong food can kill a

  42. Rabbits don't like being picked up.

  43. Rabbits clean up themselves.

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