Fun Facts About Rabbits

  • Rabbits can jump up to 36 inches or higher.

  • All rabbits except the Cottontail Rabbits live in underground burrows.
  • Cotton Tail Rabbits live in above ground nests.
  • Rabbits are meticulously clean animals and are easy to house break and train.  Much like a dog, a pet rabbit can be taught to come to his/her name, sit in your lap, and do simple tricks.

  • 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 a lifespan of around 10 years.

  • It is estimated that over 2 million U.S. households own a pet rabbit.

  • Rabbits sleep about 8 hours a day.

  • A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing!  Many people believe they need to chew to keep their teeth short.  While they do enjoy chewing, it’s the normal wear from where their top and bottom teeth meet that keeps a rabbit’s teeth short.

  • Rabbits are territorial animals which live in loosely organised social groups. They live in warrens comprising of an intricate series of underground tunnels with different entrances and exits.

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

     

  • Rabbit meat is lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than chicken, beef and pork.

     

  • Bunnies cannot vomit, so it is super important to feed them only healthy, fresh, appropriate food.

     

  • Rabbits have long been recognised as symbols of fertility and rebirth, hence their association with spring and Easter.

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

  • Wild rabbits live around 10 years domesticated rabbits can live much longer around 16 years.

     

  • A rabbit’s foot is believed to bring good luck.  It is believed that this belief started in Europe around 600BC.