Jackrabbits are herbivores, so they only eat plants. According to National Geographic, jackrabbits eat a lot, and although they are small, they often consume more than one pound of grass, shrubs or bark in a single day.Know More
Because jackrabbits have hefty appetites, they often cause problems for farmers. They reproduce quickly and in large quantities, so many farmers opt to kill large jackrabbit populations to protect their crops. Killing them poses no threat to their overall population. As of 2014, jackrabbits are not endangered.
Jackrabbits are much less of a nuisance to humans when they live in their natural habitat, which is virtually any area in North America that is open, very hot and dry. Jackrabbits build nests under shrubs or thick bushes for shelter and to protect themselves from predators.
There are five species of jackrabbits, and they are generally found in the western and central regions of North America. Although the word "rabbit" is in its name, the jackrabbit is actually a hare, and it is slightly larger than a rabbit. Jackrabbits also have much larger ears than rabbits, and they can run up to 40 miles an hour. They can also leap as high as 10 feet, which is especially helpful when they're trying to escape predators.Learn More
Rabbit burrows, also called rabbit holes, have a main entrance surrounded by a mound of dirt that leads into an often complex series of underground chambers. There can also be additional entrances without mounds. Rabbits live in groups, and the depth of a burrow can reach close to 10 feet below the surface and span almost 150 feet.Full Answer >
According to Pet Education, healthy rabbits can have red urine because they have ingested a plant-heavy diet, especially if the plants contain beta-carotene. Antibiotics also cause some rabbits to excrete red urine, and dehydration and stress cause reddish discoloration of urine to occur.Full Answer >
Bunnies do not lay eggs. The Christian holiday of Easter has some customs associating rabbits with eggs, but rabbits actually give birth to live young. Rabbits are mammals, and only three species of mammals are capable of laying eggs.Full Answer >
Wild cottontail rabbits usually mature at around 2 to 3 pounds. Some domestic breeds of rabbit mature at 12 to 14 pounds or even larger. For example, the Flemish Giant usually reaches around 14 pounds, but occasionally can grow as large as 22 pounds.Full Answer >