Rabbit is the small mammals found around the globe. There are eight known genera of rabbit in existence as of today. It is generally estimated that more than half of the rabbit population of the globe resides in North America. Rabbit is widely noticed for its long ear that can measure up to 10 centimeters in length. Rabbits are traditionally known as the symbol of fertility and rebirth.
Due to the widespread use of the rabbit for meat, cloth they have gained immense popularity. The fully-grown rabbit can weigh up to 2 kilograms. Due to selective breeding of the rabbit weight of the domestic rabbit has increased significantly.
Facts about rabbits:
Rabbit are extremely territorial and defend their territory against the intruders.
Rabbit lives in-group and is essential for the survival of the rabbit under wild condition. They live in the warren commonly refers to the nest of the rabbit. They are around 20 individuals in the warren. The length of the warren ranges from one to two meters.
3. Male and Female Rabbit
Male and female rabbit often refers to as the buck and doe. The young rabbit is called the bunny.
Rabbit sleep at least 8 hours in a day in captive condition and open the eye during the sleep.
Rabbit has the extraordinary vision that is it can see the nearly 360-degree angle.
6. Digestive System
The large intestine comprises the largest part of the digestive tract to facilitate adequate digestion of food. It is estimated that the large intestine comprises more than forty percent of the digestive tract.
Rabbit meat is richer in protein, vitamin, and minerals than other meat available.
Due to the strong hind limbs rabbit can jump more than one meter high and three meters long.
The number of newborn litters can be higher than six to nine each time rabbit gives birth. The gestation period of the rabbit is around 30 days. They have the prolific reproduction capacity.
The lifespan of the wild and domestic rabbit differs widely. It is normally estimated that domestic rabbit can live for 8 to 12 years. Guinness Book of World Record has the recorded older rabbit age to be 18. The age of the wild rabbit is lower than the domestic rabbit and estimated to be less than one year.
Rabbit re-swallow the feces almost eighty percent of it. This is for adequate digestion of the food.
The physiology of the digestive system of the rabbit has developed in such as the way they are unable to vomit.