Rabbits have many different adaptation skills that allow them to fit well into their environment. The rabbit's long ears have a unique outer shape called pinna, which enables them to detect faint sounds directly and accurately. Their eyes are positioned high up on the sides of their head, and their flexible neck allows them to see at almost 360 degrees, which makes it easier for them to detect predators.Know More
Aside from their long ears and greater field of vision, the rabbits' fur changes color depending on the climate and their geographical location. Most rabbits can molt and change their fur's color according to the season. Arctic rabbits have snowy white fur to blend with the white background of winter and change their fur color to a reddish brown in autumn. European rabbits blend with the color of the ground as well.
The rabbits' strong and flexible legs allow them to run up to 16 meters per second and change direction quickly. They also reproduce relatively fast and are capable of reproducing year-round. A female rabbit can produce four to eight offspring at one time. The rabbit's fast reproduction rate is considered an advantage to the species because it allows the offspring to evolve faster than any other species.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
Both wild and tame rabbits spray urine to mark their territory due to hormonal urges. This behavior can often be curbed by spaying or neutering the rabbit.Full Answer >
Common breeds of rabbits to be raised for meat are New Zealand Whites, American Chinchilla, Rex and Californian. There are more than a dozen breeds available to choose from, depending on the specific needs of the breeder.Full Answer >
There are many foods that provide nutrients for wild rabbits including grasses, herbs, peas, twigs, buds and lettuce. Wild rabbits will also often eat other vegetables from the gardens of unsuspecting farmers and homeowners that provide another source of nutrition.Full Answer >
Albino rabbits are typically bright white in color and have red eyes. Other than those differences, they are identical to any other rabbit.Full Answer >