Some fun and useful facts about rabbits!
- A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing. Have 28 teeth in total. Upper and lower incisors can grow 1/2″-3/4″ per month.
- A rabbit chews 120 times per minute and has 17, 000 taste buds.
- A 4 pound rabbit will drink as much water as a 20 pound dog
- The only place a rabbit sweats is through the pads on its feet
- Rabbits purr by softly grinding their teeth.
- Rabbits can run up to 35 miles per hour (53 kilometers an hour).
- Rabbits regulate their body temperature through their ears.
- Rabbits can be easily trained to use a litter box.
- Rabbits can see behind them without turning their heads.
- Rabbits are not rodents; they are lagomorphs,
(lag·o·morph (la’geh-môrf’) n.
Any of various plant-eating mammals having fully furred feet and two pairs of upper incisors and belonging to the order Lagomorpha, which includes the rabbits, hares, and pikas.)
- Rabbits have an average heart beat of 130 to 325 beats per minute.
- Rabbits cannot vomit or cough up hairballs
- A group of rabbits is called a herd.
- A well cared for rabbit has a life span of 8- 12 years.
- A group of rabbits lives in a warren
- A male is called a buck and a female is called a doe.
- Babies are called kittens, kits for short.
- Rabbits are inquisitive and intelligent and can learn their names and simple words
- President Abraham Lincoln’s sons kept rabbits in the White House.
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