What Are Some Kid-Friendly Facts About Rabbits?


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Rabbits sweat from the bottoms of their feet, are born with their eyes closed, and their teeth never stop growing. Male rabbits are called bucks, females are called does, and baby rabbits are called kits or kittens.

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What Are Some Kid-Friendly Facts About Rabbits?
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Rabbits tend to live in groups underground. Those underground groups are called burrows, and a group of burrows is called a herd. They have a lifespan of about 10 to 16 years, and over half the population of rabbits are in North America. All rabbits live in underground burrows except for the cotton tail rabbit, which lives in above-ground nests. Rabbits are different animals than hares, which also live above ground in nests like the cotton tail rabbit.

Rabbits are herbivores, meaning that they do not eat meat. They tend to eat grass, clover, farm produce, and sometimes, their own poop. Rabbits sleep for 8 hours a day on average and mainly eat at dusk. Rabbits are seen as a symbol for fertility, as they reproduce often, usually having 2 to 3 litters of 4 to 6 babies a year. It is said that while rabbits can be trained and domesticated, once they are, they should no longer be able to survive in the wild.

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