The gestation period for rabbits is 29-35 days with 1-12 babies per litter; birthing can occur in as little as 10 minutes per litter. The short birthing cycle means a female rabbit can give birth to a new litter before she is finished weaning the previous litter.Continue Reading
Rabbits prefer to have their young in a nest that is safe from predators and lined with the mother's fur. Mothers sometimes eat their young after birth for a number of reasons such as a stillborn baby.
Baby rabbits are blind at birth and take approximately 10 days to open their eyes. They begin weaning at four weeks but should stay with their mother until they are six to eight weeks old.Learn more about Pet Rabbits
When moving at top speed, rabbits can run at 18 to 20 mph. Jackrabbits, which are technically hares, can run at 35 to 45 mph. The gray fox, a common predator of rabbits, can run at up to 42 mph.Full Answer >
Like many other less conventional types of house pets, rabbits can make good pets if they have the right owner. Keeping a rabbit as a pet is not exactly easy and requires a bit of time and patience, but it can definitely be rewarding due to their unique personalities.Full Answer >
Dwarf rabbits are a popular breed of rabbit to own because they do in fact make great pets, notes HealthGuidance. This type of rabbit is the smallest breed of domestic rabbit, ranging from 1 1/2 to 3 lbs. The most popular species of dwarf rabbit includes the Netherlands dwarf rabbit, Britannia and Dwarf Hutot.Full Answer >
According to Y-NotBunnies.com, watermelon rinds are safe for rabbits to eat. However, watermelon and watermelon rinds should only be given to rabbits as an occasional treat. Too much watermelon can cause stomach upset due to the high amounts of sugar found in the fruit.Full Answer >