Rabbits have whiskers because the whiskers help them measure the breadth of holes and passageways. Their whiskers typically are the same length as the width of their bodies.Continue Reading
Rabbits have a large field of vision, superior hearing, an extremely keen sense of smell and an excellent sense of touch. They have whiskers on the mouth, nose and cheeks and near the eyes. The follicle edge of every whisker is equipped with sensory nerves that allow rabbits to have a clear orientation perception. The whole body of a rabbit has nerve endings that are responsive to touch, which is why rabbits like being gently petted. The animals are capable of seeing in every direction using both large eyes, but they cannot focus as clearly as humans do. They can quickly identify a nearby predator.
Rabbits have big, upright ears because hearing is their most essential sense. They use their sense of hearing to detect predators and understand the arrangement of objects in the environment. When rabbits sense danger, their ears move forward and backward as they try to determine if there’s a predator. Their sense of smell is also incredibly sensitive. Rabbits have around 100 million scent cells, which allow them to recognize other animals. They often move their noses upward and downward to identify a scent.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
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 >
Foxes, bobcats, dogs, hawks and owls are various predators of rabbits. Snakes, crows and red squirrels consume rabbits on occasion. Humans also kill many rabbits, both deliberately as small game hunters and inadvertently when they run them over with their cars.Full Answer >
A rabbit's large eyes on either side of its head allow it to see with nearly 360-degree vision to spot food, predators or other rabbits. A wild rabbit habitat is called a warren, a system of interconnected tunnels that is home to many different rabbit families and individuals.Full Answer >
There are many pets stores, both local and chain, that sell bunnies and rabbits. To find a pet store that sells live animals, one can to consult a local or online telephone directory. However, simply finding a store that sells bunnies is only the first step.Full Answer >