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
Dwarf rabbits weigh between 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 pounds when fully grown. They have small, round bodies with short ears that stand straight up. They are popular because of their cute, infantile appearance even in adulthood.Full Answer >
Rabbits can live between five and 15 years. The lifespan of a rabbit depends on a number of factors, including its breed, the environment in which it lives, and weather conditions.Full Answer >
Rabbits mate when the male rabbit, known as the buck, mounts the female rabbit, known as the doe, from behind. When mating is finished, the buck throws himself off of the doe backward.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 >