Oryctolagus cuniculus


The Domestic Rabbit is commonly known as pet rabbit, it is a subspecies of the European Rabbit.


The Domestic Rabbit is found throughout Australia. They are found throughout most of New South Wales but exception of the black soil areas.


The average lifespan of the Domestic Rabbit is 6 - 8 years, but they can live as long as 15 years.


Varying in sizes. The largest breed can weigh 7 kg.


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.


The Domestic Rabbit inhabits meadows, woods and grasslands.


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”.


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


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