Adult domestic rabbits can have a healthy weight ranging from 2 to 11 pounds, depending on the breed. Wild rabbits, such as the Eastern cottontail, may weigh between 1 and 3 pounds.Continue Reading
The smallest breeds of domestic rabbits include the Havana, Mini Rex and Mini Lop. These rabbits have a healthy adult size ranging between 2 and 6 pounds, making them slightly larger on average than rabbits found in the wild.
The largest breeds, such as the French Lop, may weigh 11 pounds or more. These breeds are not necessarily kept as pets but may be meat-producing animals for farmers.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
A female rabbit is called a doe. A male rabbit is a buck. Young rabbits are referred to as kits or kittens. Wild European rabbits live in underground tunnels called burrows. A group of burrows is called a warren.Full Answer >
From conception to birth, a rabbit's gestation period ranges from 30 to 40 days. At its conclusion, a female rabbit, or doe, gives birth to between one and nine kits, or baby rabbits.Full Answer >
When a rabbit's ears stick up, it usually means that it heard or smelled something new. A rabbit tends to listen carefully to decide whether it needs to make a quick escape. With its ears sticking up, the rabbit is ready to catch the sound coming from all directions.Full Answer >
Viewing the rabbit's genitals is how a bunny owner can tell if the rabbit is a male or female. Lifting the bunny's tail and manipulating the genital area is the most effective way to determine a rabbit's sex. The genitals are located near the anus, which is right under the tail.Full Answer >