Wild cottontail rabbits usually mature at around 2 to 3 pounds. Some domestic breeds of rabbit mature at 12 to 14 pounds or even larger. For example, the Flemish Giant usually reaches around 14 pounds, but occasionally can grow as large as 22 pounds.Continue Reading
The large breeds of domestic rabbit were developed to provide meat, with the larger size meaning that more meat per rabbit is produced.
Most non-meat domestic breeds of rabbit are about the same size as wild rabbits, maturing at 2 to 4 pounds. A few breeds, such as the Netherlands dwarf, are slightly smaller. The rare Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit matures at less than 1 pound.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
To find baby rabbits for sale, contact rabbit breed clubs to locate reputable breeders in your area. Check with animal shelters and rabbit rescues as well, since they may have young rabbits available for adoption.Full Answer >
A rabbit's large eyes on either side of its head allow it to see with nearly 360-degree vision to spot food, predators or other rabbits. A wild rabbit habitat is called a warren, a system of interconnected tunnels that is home to many different rabbit families and individuals.Full Answer >
The American variety of the mini lop rabbit weighs 5 to 6 pounds. In countries that use British Rabbit Council standards, mini lops weigh 3 to 4 pounds.Full Answer >
Miniature or dwarf rabbits are rabbit breeds characterized by weight under 4 to 5 pounds, often caused by a dwarfing gene. There are up to 10 recognized breeds of miniature or dwarf rabbits recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association and the British Rabbit Council.Full Answer >