30 Interesting Facts About Rabbits


With so much information out there about bunnies I decided to put together thisĀ 30 Interesting Facts About Rabbits. It’s a quick and easy way to reference some of the more interesting and relevant facts about rabbits. Enjoy.

30 Interesting Facts About Rabbits

30 Interesting Facts About Rabbits

  1. A rabbits life expectancy is around 10 years, and some live to 16 years and beyond.
  2. Female rabbits should be spayed, if not they have a 90% chance of developing ovarian cancer.
  3. Unless males are neutered they will spray to mark their territory and tend to be more aggressive.
  4. It’s a lot harder to train and communicate with males that are not neutered.
  5. Although they look solid, rabbits skeletons are fragile and they need to be handled with care.
  6. Rabbits like to be fussed, and handled, but when they are off the ground they tend to panic a little and scratch.
  7. Rabbits are friendly, but may bite if they are feeling threatened.
  8. You will need to have a vet as a contact in case of medical attention for your bunny.
  9. Rabbits require a varied and special diet including a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  10. Rabbit poo is actually very good for your garden as a fertilizer, try recycling it.
  11. You need to supply enough Timothy Hay that they will not run out.
  12. Rabbits are social animals, they are happier with a friend in their cage and plenty of visits from you.
  13. Domestic rabbits are not designed for the wild, never release them for any reason. They will be lucky to last 24 hours.
  14. Their teeth are always growing, much like rodents. They will need something to chew on to trim them down, or they’ll find something.
  15. Ideally they need at least four hours a day of good exercise, having a rabbit run is ideal for this.
  16. Pregnancy lasts around 30 days for a rabbit and they have a litter between 6-10.
  17. Rabbits enjoy company so much a lot of them live indoors and are very happy.
  18. If you are keeping your rabbit in a hutch you have to be very certain they are safe. There are a lot of predators outside that present dangers.
  19. You need to provide fresh water daily, and clean out their bowls. A hygienic bunny is a happy bunny.
  20. Rabbits do not make much noise, making them great indoor pets in apartments or small buildings.
  21. A happy bunny is a healthy bunny, they suffer from less problems when kept happy and enjoying social interaction.
  22. Rabbits do require grooming, you will have to trim their nails, check their ears and eyes, and help clean their scent glands.
  23. Bunnies love chewing on wires and cords in the home, do a proof check to make sure there is nothing hazardous.
  24. Rabbits teach children responsibility, compassion, and other important life skills. But must always be supervised when handling them.
  25. Rabbits are intelligent, personable creatures. They will get to know you when there is a good trusting relationship.
  26. You should never leave rabbits alone with other household pets.
  27. In the UK rabbits are the third most popular pets.
  28. Male rabbits are called ‘bucks’, and female rabbits are called ‘does’.
  29. Rabbits can jump up to 36″ in height, it’s an impressive sight.
  30. Rabbits have 28 teeth.