A mother rabbit is called a dam, and a father rabbit is called a sire. A female rabbit that has not given birth is called a doe, while a male rabbit is called a buck.
When a domestic rabbit gives birth, the babies are referred to as kits. Domestic rabbit kits are born without fur and closed eyes, making them completely defenseless. All of the kits born to the same mother are referred to as a litter. Some rabbits are physically able to breed at only 3 months of age and give birth to an average of four to 12 kits.Learn More
A sire is the father and a dam is the mother of a puppy or puppies. Dams give birth to a litter and a litter can range from one to several puppies.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 >
Adult domestic rabbits can have a healthy weight ranging from 2 to 11 pounds, depending on the breed. Wild rabbits, such as the Eastern cottontail, may weigh between 1 and 3 pounds.Full Answer >
Rabbits are small mammals that can be found throughout North America and in parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. There are many different species of rabbits, some of which thrive in grasslands and others that live in deserts, woods or meadows. Rabbits have powerful back legs that allow them to quickly spring away from predators. They have long ears and soft fur that ranges in color from brown to gray.Full Answer >