Wild rabbits survive the winter by creating burrows in the ground or using thick shrubberies to protect themselves from the cold temperatures. Some rabbits create their own burrows, while others will utilize abandoned burrows created by other rabbits or small creatures.Know More
A rabbit's food source diminishes in winter, with most vegetation dying off after the first snow or ice storm. A rabbit may rely on the bark of trees and small woodsy plants to survive during the winter. The highest mortality rate for rabbits is the winter time as food becomes scarce. Rabbits are also at a higher risk from predators that are also struggling to find food sources in the winter.
Rabbits kept in captivity should be kept indoors during the winter. Unlike their wild counterparts, captive rabbits cannot create adequate burrows for warmth and could die from hypothermia if left outdoors during the winter months.Learn More
Rabbits generally hop using a gallop-style gait, during which the back paws land together in pairs forward of and outside of the front paws. They use this gait whether they are moving quickly or slowly. Rabbits will also walk when carefully exploring a new area.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 >
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 >
Rabbits have whiskers because the whiskers help them measure the breadth of holes and passageways. Their whiskers typically are the same length as the width of their bodies.Full Answer >