Q:

Can rabbits see in the dark?

A:

According to the University of Miami, rabbits see better in the dark than humans do, due to their eye structures. Their retinas have more rods than cones, which facilitates low-light vision.

Although rabbits can see at night, the images are not as sharp as humans see during the day. Rabbits also do not have very good color vision. They can discriminate between green and blue, but they are not aware of other colors. However, rabbits do have an ocular advantage. Because these animals are typically prey, their eyes are located on the sides of their heads, which allows them to look in almost any direction without turning their heads.

Sources:

  1. bio.miami.edu

Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Do cats see in the dark?

    A:

    Cats see better than humans in semi-darkness, although they cannot see in complete darkness. Cats need only one-sixth of the amount of light that humans require to see.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How high can rabbits jump?

    A:

    Rabbits can jump vertically about 2 feet, but they can also leap 9 feet horizontally due to their robust back legs. Rabbits can balance on those powerful legs to scout their surroundings for predators, and they thump the ground vigorously to alert other rabbits of danger.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do rabbits move?

    A:

    Rabbits generally hop using a gallop-style gait, during which the back paws land together in pairs forward of and outside of the front paws. They use this gait whether they are moving quickly or slowly. Rabbits will also walk when carefully exploring a new area.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why do rabbits thump?

    A:

    Rabbits thump their back legs when they feel that there is danger nearby in order to warn others in the warren. The rabbits detect this danger through any of their senses including when they smell something in the air like smoke, when they see a threat like a fox or when they hear suspicious moving noises nearby.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore