Bunnies do not lay eggs. The Christian holiday of Easter has some customs associating rabbits with eggs, but rabbits actually give birth to live young. Rabbits are mammals, and only three species of mammals are capable of laying eggs.Continue Reading
None of the living species of egg-laying mammals are closely related to rabbits. Rabbits do have specialized reproductive cells called eggs, but these cells are very tiny and, when fertilized, do not develop into an external hard-shelled egg containing an embryo. Instead, the fertilized egg develops into a zygote that attaches to the rabbit's uterus and develops into a baby rabbit. The process is very similar to human pregnancy and child birth.
The traditional Easter association of rabbits with eggs comes from ancient pagan celebrations held in the spring that used both rabbits and eggs as symbols of fertility. When certain parts of Europe were converted to Christianity, these older symbols merged with the celebration of Easter, because Easter was also held in the spring.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
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 >
There are many pets stores, both local and chain, that sell bunnies and rabbits. To find a pet store that sells live animals, one can to consult a local or online telephone directory. However, simply finding a store that sells bunnies is only the first step.Full Answer >
Wild bunnies and rabbits are herbivores, feeding on greenery, flowers, clovers, fruits and vegetables and drinking water. During colder months, they forage for plant shoots, tree bark and pine needles. Kits, or baby rabbits, nurse from their mothers twice a day for only a few minutes.Full Answer >
Wild bunnies are herbivores and eat all kinds of vegetable matter, including leaves, roots, plant stalks, and even flowers, nuts, and seeds. Unlike similar woodland herbivores, such as squirrels or rats, bunnies do not store their food or bury it for later eating. Bunnies must forage daily for their food, eating whatever they find.Full Answer >