The following are interesting but true facts about rabbits…
Did you know that before there was such a thing as Holland lops of Netherland
dwarfs, there were only twenty kinds of wild rabbits, but only one European type
that was the foundation of today’s domestic
Before the 1500’s rabbits were traded by the Phoenicians for meat and fur
By the 1500’s rabbits were becoming popular as domestic farm animals.
The first domesticated rabbit was brought to the U.S in the early 1700’s.
The earliest breed of rabbits is the English lop. This is thought to have originated
in North Africa.
Rabbits are not part of the rodent family, they are actually lagomorphs. The main
difference between a rabbit and rodents is that the rabbit has two sets of front
Rabbits can’t vomit or spit out what they have eaten. So unlike cats there are no hairballs! That’s why it’s important to brush you bunny so that there is no
Doe’s normally have four to six kits in each litter. The biggest amount of kits that one doe has ever had was twenty- four!!!
The average life span of a rabbit is five years, but there was a rabbit that lived up to be sixteen years old!!!
Wild rabbits rarely live past two years of age, the reason for that is because of predators and weather conditions.
The normal heart rate of a rabbit per minute is: 130 to 325!!!
The average respiratory rate is 30 to 60 breaths per minute.
These are just a few of the very interesting facts about rabbits!!!!
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