What are rabbits?

rabbits

Rabbits are small pets with long ears, short fluffy tails, and whiskers. Bunnies and rabbits are the same animal, there is no distinction in the species or breed and the names are all used by different people around the world.

Hares are born with both eyes open, hair all over their bodies, and they are able to run within a couple of minutes after being born. However, rabbits are born blind, naked, and stay in a fur-lined nest for the first couple of days of their lives.

There are roughly 900,000 rabbits being ket as pets in the United Kingdom alone as of 2019. This makes rabbits some of the most popular pets in the world.

Bunnies need to take in plant product in big amounts to make sure appropriate nutrition is consumed, and hence they have a great gastrointestinal systems. Their diet , includes large quantities of cellulose, which is tough to digest. Chewed food gathers in the big cecum, a secondary chamber in between the small and large intestinal tract consisting of big amounts of bacteria that help in the digestion of the food's cellulose and likewise produce specific B vitamins.

The majority of bunnies produce numerous offspring (kittens) every year, although shortage of resources might reduce this production. Bunnies typically are able to reproduce at a very young age, and many of them routinely have litters of up to 7 young, typically doing so 4 or sometimes 5 times a year.

Facts about rabbits

rabbit facts

These are some of the factual things about rabbits.

  • Rabbit's teeth grow continuously
  • Rabbit's front teeth grow about 3mm per week.

  • Rabbits are intelligent
  • Rabbits can be taught to understand commands by giving them treats as a reward much like dogs.

  • Rabbits have a weird digestive system
  • Rabbits digestive system is so weird that the food they eat is processed and later

  • Woa!!! Those are some big ears!
  • Their ears aren't only meant for listening. A rabbits ears are also used to regulate their body temperature.

  • Jackrabbits are very fast
  • To stay alive in the wild, rabbits have developed exceptional speed. Jackrabbits have been clocked at speeds of 45MPH. The fastest human on earth at the time of writing this is Usain Bolt who has a top speed of 27.78MPH.

Different breeds of rabbits

types of rabbits

There are many different types of rabbits. Here is a list of 68 different breeds of rabbits

  • Bunolagus (riverine rabbits)
  • Brachylagus (pygmy rabbits)
  • Oryctolagus (European rabbits, Old World rabbits, domestic rabbits)
  • Pentalagus (Amami rabbits)
  • Sylvilagus (cottontail rabbits)
  • Nesolagus (Sumatran rabbits, Annamite striped rabbits)
  • Romerolagus (volcano rabbits)
  • Poelagus (Bunyoro rabbits)
  • American Fuzzy Lop
  • American Sable
  • Argente Brun
  • Argente Crème
  • Blanc de Hotot
  • Britannia Petite
  • Argente de Champagne
  • Belgian Hare
  • Beveren
  • Californian
  • Checkered Giant
  • Dutch Rabbit
  • Chinchilla (Standard)
  • Chinchilla (American)
  • Chinchilla (Giant)
  • Cinnamon
  • Dwarf Hotot
  • Dwarf Lop (Mini Lop in USA)
  • English Angora
  • Continental Giant
  • English Spot
  • Florida White
  • French Angora
  • English Lop
  • French Lop
  • Holland Lop
  • Flemish Giant
  • Giant Angora
  • Giant Papillon
  • Harlequin
  • Lionhead Rabbit
  • Mini Rex
  • Netherland dwarf
  • Polish Rabbit
  • American
  • Havana
  • Himalayan
  • Jersey Wooly
  • Lilac
  • New Zealand
  • Palomino
  • Rex (Standard)
  • Rhinelander
  • Satin
  • Satin Angora
  • Silver
  • Silver Fox
  • Silver Marten
  • Tan
  • Thrianta
  • Velveteen Lop
Conclusion

Rabbits are great creatures. They make excellent pets and are just great around kids. They do however poop and pee a lot so your cleaning game has to be top notch. Get you a bunny rabbit and enjoy watching it grow.