Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Interesting Facts about Rabbits

Here are some really interesting facts about the rabbits. Read and I am sure you will get to know more about the rabbits.

A girl bunny is called a doe.

A boy bunny is called a buck.

A baby bunny is called a kit.

A bunch of baby bunnies is a litter.

Domestic rabbits are born naked, deaf and blind while jack rabbits are born fully furred ready to run!

Mother only nurse the young once a day for the first two weeks.

A rabbit has 18 toenails: 4 on each of the back feet, and 4 on each of the front plus a dew claw.

There are over 150 different rabbit coat colors, but only 5 eye colors (brown, blue-grey, blue, marbled, and pink).

President Lincoln allowed his sons to keep many pets in the White House, including pet rabbits.

A rabbit can see behind himself, without turning his head, but has a blind spot in front of his face.

Rabbits are not rodents. They belong to a family called "lagomorphs.

Rabbits are nocturnal and therefore are most active between dusk and dawn

The world record for the rabbit high jump is 1 meter.

The world record for the record long jump is 3 meters. That's over 9 feet!

The largest litter of baby rabbits is 24. It has happened twice. Once in 1978 and again in 1999.

The longest ears are 31.125 inches long. They belong to an American rabbit, Nipper's Geronimo.

The longest-lived rabbit was nearly 19 years old when he died.

Biggest bunny: 26 lbs., 7 oz.!

Rabbits cannot vomit.

Rabbits do not like loud noises and sudden movements.

Rabbits eat their own night droppings, known as cecotropes.

Rabbits need to eat hay, in order to assist their digestive system and prevent fur balls in their stomach.

The droppings of a rabbit are high in nitrogen make an excellent garden fertilizer.


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