Friday, August 19, 2011

You can’t chase two rabbits at the same time

Rabbits are one of the cutest animals around, they bring back good memories to me from when I was a child. I remember at the pre-school I used to attend we had a mini animal farm with rabbits, chickens and some other rodents I can’t really remember. The bunnies were the cutest and I would always chase them around hoping to catch one. The white rabbits with the red eyes used to scare the living hell out of me though – I didn’t chase after those ones.
Below are some random facts about the cute little animals I used to chase after:
  1. Rabbits are not rodents, they are lagomorphs.
  2. A male rabbit is a buck. 
  3. A female rabbit is a doe.
  4. A baby rabbit is a kit.
  5. A rabbits teeth never stop growing. 
  6. Rabbits can be litter trained
  7. A pet rabbit can live as long as 10 years
  8. Bunnies get weaned at about 8 weeks old
  9. Rabbits can purr similar to a cat
  10. Domesticated rabbits are born without fur
  11. Domesticated rabbits eyes do not open until they are about 2 weeks old
  12. Rabbits cannot vomit
  13. Rabbits need hay to assist the digestive system and prevent fur balls in their stomach
  14. A group of rabbits is called a herd
  15. Rabbit meat is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than chicken, pork and beef (would never eat it though)
  16. Rabbit droppings make an excellent garden fertilizer
  17. Rabbits have 28 teeth
  18. A 4 pound rabbit will drink as much water as a 20 pound dog
  19. Bunnies love to chew
  20. Rabbits do not hibernate
  21. Rabbits can jump 36″ and higher
  22. Rabbits can suffer heat stroke
  23. Rabbits can see behind them, but have blind spot in front of their face.
  24. When rabbits are happy, they will jump and twist, this is called a binky
  25. Rabbits can start breeding as early as 3-4 months of age
  26. Predators can literally scare a rabbit to death
  27. Rabbits can have false pregnancies
  28. Rabbits groom themselves
  29. Domestic rabbits cannot breed with wild rabbits
  30. The only place a rabbit sweats is through the pads on its feet

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