The gestation period for rabbits is 29-35 days with 1-12 babies per litter; birthing can occur in as little as 10 minutes per litter. The short birthing cycle means a female rabbit can give birth to a new litter before she is finished weaning the previous litter.Know More
Rabbits prefer to have their young in a nest that is safe from predators and lined with the mother's fur. Mothers sometimes eat their young after birth for a number of reasons such as a stillborn baby.
Baby rabbits are blind at birth and take approximately 10 days to open their eyes. They begin weaning at four weeks but should stay with their mother until they are six to eight weeks old.Learn more about Pet Rabbits
The most common dwarf rabbit breed is the Netherland dwarf, which grows to be 1.5 to 2.6 pounds as an adult. Other dwarf rabbit breeds are larger, reaching 4 or 5 pounds as adults due to outcrossing with non-dwarf breeds.Full Answer >
The process of stopping rabbits from fighting doesn't start with separating them from each other, but instead requires that the rabbits be put physically closer together for a time, according to Sacramento House Rabbit Society. Helping the rabbits to bond on neutral territory can put an end to the fighting and start a healthy relationship.Full Answer >
Owners should primarily feed their pet rabbits hay. Rabbit owners often use Timothy hay, but other grass hays, such as meadow and oat, can provide healthy variety. Dark, leafy, washed greens are also important to feed a rabbit, and owners can supplement their diets with a good-quality pellet.Full Answer >
Rabbits are capable of biting, and most commonly bite when scared, in distress or angry. Unwanted behavior in rabbits, such as biting, can be the result of unmet physical or psychological needs, according to The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Full Answer >