Wild rabbits do carry diseases associated with parasites and bacteria, according to the House Rabbit Society. It is important to use caution when handling wild rabbits.Continue Reading
One of the most common diseases carried by wild rabbits is tularemia, also known as rabbit fever. Tularemia is a bacterial disease that can be transmitted to humans. It can be contracted through contact with blood or the tissue of infected animals. Deer flies and ticks can also transmit tularemia. Symptoms include skin ulcers at the point of infection and swollen lymph nodes.
Rabbits may also carry myxomatosis, a type of pox that only affects rabbits. Calicivirus disease, also known as rabbit hemorrhagic disease, is a highly contagious and fatal disease affecting wild and domestic rabbits exclusively.Learn more about Mammals
Both wild and pet rabbits can eat lettuce according to the House Rabbit Society. Pet owners should feed rabbits a balanced diet of purchased food pellets, hay, fruits and vegetables.Full Answer >
Fresh meat from deer, rodents and rabbits dominates the diet of wild coyotes, but they also consume snakes, small birds, insects and carrion. According to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, coyotes may eat wild berries, apples, fir leaves and trash. The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum states that coyotes are omnivores with four known predators: humans, bears, wolves and mountain lions.Full Answer >
Hair loss that only occurs once a year in rabbits is caused by natural shedding. If the hair starts to regrow quickly, the rabbit is likely changing her coat.Full Answer >
Animals that begin with the letter R include rabbits, raccoons, robins, rats and reindeer. Other animals beginning with the letter R are the raven, rhinoceros, rattlesnake and ram.Full Answer >