50 RABBIT FACTS

 

1   Baby rabbits are referred to as kits.

2  Either cooked or raw, rabbit meat freezes very well. https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/domestic-rabbit-recipes/

3  Female rabbits are referred to as does

4  A Rabbit’s teeth never stop growing

5   Male rabbits are referred to as bucks

6   In the wild rabbits live in groups called warrens

7   Some rabbits can breed at as early as 3 to 4 months old

8  Rabbits are not rodents, Rabbits are classified as lagomorphs

9  Today’s domestic rabbit is descended from the European Rabbit

10 Rabbits do not vomit

11 A rabbit’s gestation period is approximately 31 days https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/01/19/basics-of-raising-meat-rabbits-on-the-homestead-part-1/

12 The backbone of a rabbit is very fragile and can break easily when handled improperly or dropped on its back

13 Domestic rabbits are born without fur

14 Rabbits are generally the most active during the evening and early morning

15  Rabbits are nearsighted

16  Rabbit pelts have been used for many years as fur and in the manufacture of felt https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/01/22/tanning-rabbit-pelts/

17 Rabbits can pick up diseases from their own droppings.

18 A rabbit has five toenails on its front two paws and four toenails on its back feet.

19  Rabbit shows are a good place to see a wide variety of rabbits https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/10/21/what-breed-of-rabbit-to-raise-for-meat/

20  A small amount of Apple Cider Vinegar added to the rabbits drinking water will increase their appetite https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/01/26/apple-cider-vinegar-for-rabbits/

21 Hundreds of years ago rabbits were often released on deserted islands in hopes of giving shipwrecked sailors a reliable food source

22 Some places in the world have had serious trouble with rabbit overpopulation

23 There are over 150 recognized rabbit coat colors and varieties

24 The average heart rate of a rabbit ranges between 130-325 beats per minute

25 Rabbit meat is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than chicken, pork and beef https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/04/06/10-reasons-why-you-should-eat-rabbit-meat/

26 Rabbits only sweat on the pads of their feet

27 A rabbit will eat its own cecotropes night droppings and they are a valuable source of protein

28 A group of kits from the same mother are called a litter

29 Domestic rabbit kits are born with their eyes shut and will open when they are about 2 weeks old

30 It has been estimated that in Australia rabbits destroy around $600 million worth of crops each year

31 Throughout history the rabbit has been seen as a symbol for fertility

33  Not all rabbits will breed like rabbits https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/08/11/rabbits-unwilling-to-breed-causes-and-cures/

34  In ancient Egypt rabbits were used as sport for dog racing

35  The scientific name for the rabbit is Oryctolagus cuniculus

36  Domestic rabbit meat is all white meat https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2011/10/15/health-benefits-of-rabbit-meat/

37  Rabbits can suffer heat stroke https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/04/22/tips-for-raising-rabbits-in-the-heat/

38  Rabbits have 28 teeth.

40  Rabbits were an important home meat supply during World War II https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2011/07/16/hello-world/

41  Some rabbits are raised specifically for their fur or fiber, such as Rex or Angora rabbits

42  A place were you keep your rabbits as a business or hobby is commonly called a rabbitry https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/05/06/making-money-with-rabbits/

44  Millions of pounds of rabbit meat are consumed each and every year https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/05/10/cooking-rabbit-hints-and-tricks/

46  Rabbit droppings make an excellent garden fertilizer  https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/03/31/the-benefits-and-uses-of-rabbit-manure/

47  Rabbits can see behind them, but they have blind spot in front of their face.

48  A group of rabbits is called a herd

50  Predators can literally scare a rabbit to death https://riseandshinerabbitry.com/2012/04/14/the-rabbits-senses/

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