Genders: A male is called a "buck", a female is called a "doe"
Young: Young are called kits or kittens
Eyes Open: Around 10 days
Weaning age: 8 weeks
Maturity: Most breeds are fully mature at 6 months of age, some large breeds mature at 8 months.
Average Lifespan: 6 to 14 years
Oestrus (Heat Cycle): Rabbits are induced ovulators. They have no heatcycle.
Teeth: Rabbits have 28 teeth in total.
Mammary Glands: Rabbits have 4 pairs of mammary glands, and 8 teats.
Skeletal: A rabbit's bones are only 8% of the total body weight, compared to the 13% in a cat.
Heart Rate: 180 to 300 beats per minute
Respiratory Rate: 30 to 60 breaths per minute
Body Temperature: 38.5 to 40.0 degrees C
Average Daily Water Intake 100ml./Kg.bodyweight
Rabbits can die of fright and be injured easily.
A rabbit’s diet is very important. The wrong food can kill a rabbit.
Rabbits cannot be sick.
Rabbits can be litter box trained.
Rabbits teeth grow continuously throughout its life
Rabbits ears help regulate their temperature.
Rabbits are crepuscular. (active at dawn & twilight)
Rabbits have a scent gland under their chin (odorless to us) and "chin" everything to leave its scent.
When happy, rabbits will perform a series of jumps, twists and runs.
Because rabbits are prey animals, they will hide any illness or injury.
Domestic rabbits are born without fur, blind, and deaf.
A rabbit has 18 toenails: 4 on each of the back feet, and 5 on each of the front.