Oryctolagus cuniculus


There are over 100 different breeds of Domestic Rabbit. The larger breeds tend to be quieter than the smaller breeds. Rabbits are most active at dawn and twilight.


Found throughout most of New South Wales, they are illegal to have in Queensland.


6 - 8 years, but they can live as long as 15 years.


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


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.


Meadows, woods and grasslands.


The female rabbit is called a doe and is generally larger than the male, which is called a buck and babies are kittens. A doe can have 6 - 10 kittens in a litter.