For good health, a bunny requires an appropriate cage, a healthy diet, the right amount of exercise and routine annual checkups with a veterinarian. Bunnies are delicate creatures and need to be handled gently.
Domesticated rabbits have a life span of about 9 years depending on size, breed and several other factors; wild rabbits, on the other hand, have very high mortality rates. Both European rabbits and Eastern cottontail rabbits, two common species, rarely live more than a year due to predators.
Bunnies live in nests and dens located near shrubs, tall grass and other bushy foliage that provides good cover, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Female rabbits create bowl-like nests called forms using grass, leaves and fur from their own bellies to line the bottom. When
Rabbits can be trained to use a litter box in the same way as cats. Adult rabbits are more receptive to training than younger ones. You need a litter box, timothy hay, newspaper and a large cage to train a rabbit effectively.
Baby bunnies require a nest area that can be made using clean towels and a box. A folded towel on bottom with one bunched on top, gives the bunny a place to snuggle. Partially cover the box with a soft towel, leaving space so the bunny can breathe.
Giant bunnies are rabbits that typically weigh 12 pounds or heavier as adults. The most common giant rabbit breeds include Flemish giants, checkered giants, British giants and giant chinchillas.
After assessing your ability to care for a bunny and determining the best bunny for your lifestyle, locate a suitable bunny from a local shelter, rabbit rescue group or individual. Shelters and rabbit rescue groups are good options for obtaining a bunny due to the large numbers of bunnies put up for
Miniature or dwarf rabbits are rabbit breeds characterized by weight under 4 to 5 pounds, often caused by a dwarfing gene. There are up to 10 recognized breeds of miniature or dwarf rabbits recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association and the British Rabbit Council.
Killer Bunnies are the central characters in the Killer Bunnies card games. There are several different variations of the game, including Heroes vs. Villains, Quest, Conquest, Jupiter, Odyssey and Kinder. Kinder is a children's version of the game.
The Easter Bunny is not real. Around 1680, there was a story published about a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them. This story was brought to the United States by German immigrants in the 1700s.