Rabbits

Rabbit in a fieldRabbits are born pink and hairless, with their eyes and ears shut. They are completely dependent on their mother who pulls fur from her chest to make a safe nest for her babies.

Rabbits live in burrows, in small groups called warrens. The females are called does and the males, bucks, and even though we refer to the babies as bunnies, they are technically called kits or kittens.

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Normally rabbits start growing fur by 4 days old and open their eyes by 10 days. They are weaned between 6 to 8 weeks but can live without their mother by 3 weeks old. Full grown rabbits range in size from 2 pounds to over 20 pound. They can hop up to 35 miles per hour. Their average lifespan of 8 to 10 years.