Rabbits are very active during the winter, as the weather and the lack of plants means they have to spend much more of their time searching for food. When not searching for food, rabbits spend much of their time in the warmth of their underground shelters, which they usually line with grass, leaves and sticks to help make it more insulated.Know More
When out in the open during cold weather, rabbits tend to sit still in one place in order to conserve their energy.
Wild rabbits are also forced to change their diet during the winter, eating the bark, sticks and buds of small bushes and trees due to a lack of green vegetation. Rabbits frequently eat their own droppings throughout the year, as their digestive systems are not very efficient at processing food, meaning that there is actually quite a bit of nutrition left in their feces. This habit increases during the winter, as it's important that they extract as much nutrition as possible from their minimal food sources.
Winter is also the time of the year that rabbits are most hunted. Their principal predators are hawks, owls and foxes during winter, but humans often shoot rabbits, both for sport and to protect crops and grazing.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
Rabbits like to eat plenty of grass and grass hay, but pellets and greens can be added to their diet. They also eat seeds, tree barks, tender twigs and fruits. Ideally, their diet should mimic the wild as much as possible. High fiber content in their diet is crucial to their digestion.Full Answer >
Rabbits scream when they are frightened or are in pain. While some rabbits do not scream when they are dying, most rabbits will scream at least once during their lifetime. A rabbit's scream sounds exactly like the scream of a young child.Full Answer >
Rabbits are herbivores both in the wild and in captivity. Wild rabbits eat grass, flowers and other readily available plants in the summer and switch to eating twigs and bark along with any green vegetation they can find in the winter.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 >