Domestic Rabbit

Nature: The larger breeds tend to be quieter than the smaller breeds. Rabbits are most active at dawn and twilight.

Breeds: Range from Angora, Cashmere, Lop eared, Dwarf, Large White just to name a few.

Food: Rabbits are vegetarians and have a great ability to digest fibre.  To do this they digest food twice, eating their own droppings – a vice in other animals but normal in the rabbit.  Rabbit diet consists of vegetables, hay and pellets.

Breeding: The female rabbit is called a doe and is generally larger than the male, a male is called a buck and the young are called kittens. A doe can have between 6 and 10 kittens in a litter. A group is known as a “herd” and can live in a “warren”.

Lifespan: The average lifespan of the domestic rabbit is 6-8 years, but they can live as long as 15 years.

Rabbits are illegal to own as pets in Queensland due to their detrimental affect on the environment.



Oryctolagus cuniculus

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