Provide rabbits with fresh, quality hay daily; ensure constant availability. Allow grazing on grass or kiln-dried grass, avoid feeding lawn clippings to prevent illness.
Offer a diverse range of greens daily, gradually introducing new types. Learn about rabbit-safe plants, vegetables, and fruits. Consult your vet for advice.
Provide measured pellets based on body weight. Avoid muesli-style foods for rabbits, gradually transitioning to a healthier diet.
Herbivorous rabbits graze on vegetation, weeds, and grasses, eating voraciously at first and becoming choosier later. They graze for long hours, excreting continuously to maximize food intake.
Use greens, pellets, or nuggets as training treats. Carrots and apples are occasional treats, avoid others. Make feeding time fun for rabbits.
Use a ceramic bowl or drip-feed bottle for water. Rabbits prefer bowls.
Rabbit courtship involves following, licking, and sniffing. Gestation lasts 30-40 days, and does may experience hair loss during this period.
Wild rabbits have a maximum lifespan of 10-13 years, but factors like food and pollution can result in some dying within a year.
Rabbits face a variety of predators in the wild, including hawks, owls, eagles, canids, falcons, felids, mustelids, and ground squirrels.
Rabbits are susceptible to diseases like Escherichia coli and Bordetella bronchiseptica, some of which can be contagious to humans. However, rabbits have never been found to be infected with rabies.