Rabbits

Rabbits are living beings with needs, wants and feelings just like you and I. They require time, money, love, understanding and commitment — over 8 years worth in many cases. Having rabbits in your life can be a wonderful experience and very rewarding, but only if you think through your decision very carefully before you adopt, and ensure you and your family understand and accept all that will be required of you as a responsible, loving rabbit owner.


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The Latin name for a rabbit is 'Oryctolagus cuniculus'.

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A male rabbit is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.

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A group of rabbits lives in a warren.

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A well cared for house rabbit that has been spayed or neutered early in life has a life expectancy of 8 - 12 years.

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A group of rabbits is called a herd.

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Rabbits are naturally social and need to live in pairs or groups like they do in the wild.

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When a rabbit is happy he will jump and twist in the air - it's called a 'binky'.

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Rabbit poo tells a lot about your bunny's health! See 'the importance of poo' page.

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Rabbits are grazers and need to constantly be nibbling on hay to keep their digestive system working.

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A female rabbit can have a litter of as many as 9 babies every month - get yours neutered or spayed!

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Rabbits are lagomorphs not rodents; they are actually more closely related to horses than they are to mice!

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Rabbits are "crepuscular", which means they are most active in twilight hours (sunrise and sunset).

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80% of a rabbit's diet should be hay - there are lots of tasty varieties available.

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Rabbits have 28 teeth which all grow continually throughout their lives and need to be worn down by chewing lots of hay.

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A problem with your rabbit's eye could actually indicate tooth problems - get your rabbit checked out by a vet.

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You can get an idea of how relaxed or stressed your rabbit is by watching how slow or fast his nose twitches.