Wild rabbits survive the winter by creating burrows in the ground or using thick shrubberies to protect themselves from the cold temperatures. Some rabbits create their own burrows, while others will utilize abandoned burrows created by other rabbits or small creatures.Continue Reading
A rabbit's food source diminishes in winter, with most vegetation dying off after the first snow or ice storm. A rabbit may rely on the bark of trees and small woodsy plants to survive during the winter. The highest mortality rate for rabbits is the winter time as food becomes scarce. Rabbits are also at a higher risk from predators that are also struggling to find food sources in the winter.
Rabbits kept in captivity should be kept indoors during the winter. Unlike their wild counterparts, captive rabbits cannot create adequate burrows for warmth and could die from hypothermia if left outdoors during the winter months.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
According to Rabbit Matters, rabbits living in forests live in subterranean burrows called warrens. Each warren houses up to 11 adult rabbits at a time. Many rabbit species live in other environments, including deserts, plains and wetlands. The overwhelming majority of forest-dwelling rabbits belong to the European rabbit species, which is native to southern Europe and northeast Africa. This quickly breeding species now thrives on every continent except Antarctica.Full Answer >
To store canna lilies during winter, wait until the foliage dies after a hard freeze, cut the foliage off 2 inches above ground level, use a shovel to dig the clump of rhizomes out of the ground, rinse the excess soil away, and allow the rhizomes to dry in a location with temperatures of 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. After one week, transfer the rhizomes to a cool, dark location with relatively high humidity and good ventilation.Full Answer >
Cottontail rabbits live in such areas as fields, gullies, brush piles, farms, crop fields, backyards and suburban areas. They also dwell in the abandoned burrows of other animals, such as woodchucks.Full Answer >
One female rabbit is capable of giving birth to between one and 14 baby rabbits, also known as kits or kittens, per litter. However, the average litter size consist of six babies.Full Answer >