Rabbits have many different adaptation skills that allow them to fit well into their environment. The rabbit's long ears have a unique outer shape called pinna, which enables them to detect faint sounds directly and accurately. Their eyes are positioned high up on the sides of their head, and their flexible neck allows them to see at almost 360 degrees, which makes it easier for them to detect predators.Know More
Aside from their long ears and greater field of vision, the rabbits' fur changes color depending on the climate and their geographical location. Most rabbits can molt and change their fur's color according to the season. Arctic rabbits have snowy white fur to blend with the white background of winter and change their fur color to a reddish brown in autumn. European rabbits blend with the color of the ground as well.
The rabbits' strong and flexible legs allow them to run up to 16 meters per second and change direction quickly. They also reproduce relatively fast and are capable of reproducing year-round. A female rabbit can produce four to eight offspring at one time. The rabbit's fast reproduction rate is considered an advantage to the species because it allows the offspring to evolve faster than any other species.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
Rabbits, in scientific classification, belong to the Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class Mammalia, Order Lagomorpha and Family Leporidae. Rabbits share the common name of Old World rabbit, domestic rabbit, or simply rabbit. These creatures belong to different genera depending on their species classification.Full Answer >
Gestation in rabbits lasts between 28 and 31 days, and females can mate again within hours of giving birth. Rabbits are induced ovulators, which means the act of mating stimulates the female to ovulate. The mother can give birth to a new litter before the previous litter is even weaned.Full Answer >
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 >
Keep rabbits away by sprinkling the area with smells that repel rabbits such as blood or predator dung, plant flowers and plants that rabbits dislike such as peppers or tomatoes, and enclose your yard or garden. To keep rabbits away from specific plants, place mesh wire cages around them.Full Answer >