Sunday, April 29, 2012

About Rabbit

Most of the people have seen rabbits and some even consider making it
a pet. But are they aware of the facts about rabbits? Here are some
interesting rabbit facts which most of the people don't know.

Rabbits are not rodents, but they belong to lagomorphs order.
Rabbits are herbivores and eat carrots, vegetables, tree barks and herbs.
Rabbits are social, loving and interactive animals.
Rabbits weigh between 2 to 11 pounds.
There are over 45 recognized breeds of rabbits.
Rabbits live in groups called herd in a warren.
Rabbits have a very good memory.
Each rabbit has his own distinct identity.
Rabbits have long sensitive ears, which can turn in any direction
and can also help in regulating their temperature.
Rabbits can make various sounds.
Rabbits have large eyes and a blind spot right in front of their face.
Rabbits can see behind themselves without rotating their heads.
Rabbits have 3 pairs of scent glands located under the chin, anal
and inguinal glands.
A male rabbit is called buck and a female one is called doe.
A baby rabbit is called kitten or a kit.
Rabbits are crepuscular, that is they are most active at dawn and dusk.
Rabbits have 28 teeth, which keeps on growing continuously
throughout its life.
After birth, the baby rabbits are collectively known as litter.
Rabbits can mate when they are 3 months old.
Rabbits can produce babies when they are 6 months old.
Rabbits can produce 20-40 babies in a year.
Size of the litter is usually between 4-8 kits.
The gestation period of rabbit is about 30 days.
Babies are born blind and without fur.
Babies open their eyes at about 10 days.
Kits get weaned at about 6-8 weeks.
Rabbits feed their babies only for about 5 minutes a day.
Rabbits can jump as long as 36 inches and higher.
Rabbits can run about 35 miles an hour.
Average lifespan of a rabbit is about 8-10 years.
Rabbits can't vomit.
Droppings of rabbits serve as an excellent garden fertilizer.
Rabbits are very susceptible to over heating and can suffer from a
heat stroke.
Rabbit's chew 120 times a minute and has over 17,000 taste buds.
Domestic rabbits can't breed with the wild ones.
Rabbit meat is all white meat, which is lower in cholesterol, fat
and calories.
Rabbits eat their night droppings called cecotropes, which are
good sources of nutrients.
When rabbits are happy, they perform a series of jumps, twists and
runs, which is termed as binky.
Spaying and neutering a rabbit is very much essential for
maintaining good health.
Rabbits require a four hours exercise a day. They can suffer from
osteoporosis if they don't get enough exercise.
Rabbit's diet is equally important. The wrong food can kill a rabbit.
Rabbits don't like being picked up.
Rabbits clean up themselves.

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