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Interesting Facts About Rabbits

  • Rabbits are natural runners and can reach speeds of up to 30 to 40 mph.

  • Male rabbits are referred to as “bucks”, Female rabbits are referred to as “does”, Baby rabbits are called kittens.

  • A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing throughout its life.

  • Rabbits have an excellent sense of smell, hearing and vision. They have nearly 360° panoramic vision, allowing them to detect predators from all directions. They can see everything behind them and only have a small blind-spot in front of their nose.

  • Rabbits have extremely strong hind limbs which allow them to leap great distances. They can jump up to one metre high and three metres long.

  • Wild rabbits generally weigh between 2-3 pounds and are approximately 16 inches long.

  • A wild rabbit has a lifespan of about a year while house rabbits can live between 8-12 years.

  • A wild doe starts to mate at 6 months, the gestation period is 30 days and each litter has 4-12 kittens.

  • In the wild some female rabbits can produce about eight litters of bunnies per year.

  • Wild does burrow shallow nests and return at dusk and dawn. Although the mothers are not present the babies are probably not abandoned.

  • Baby rabbits are fed by their mothers twice a day at dusk and dawn.

  • Bunnies explore outside their nests as early as 10 days old.

  • Bunnies that have their ears up and eyes open do not need help.

  • The office of home economics, state relations of the U S Department of Agriculture has made extensive test and have stated that domestic rabbit meat is the most nutritious meat known to man

  • Rabbit meat is good for stomach disorders - easily digested.

  • Rabbit has 795 calories per pound. Chicken 810, Veal 840, Turkey 1190, Lamb 1420, Beef 1440, Pork 2050

  • Rabbit Meat Is All White Meat