- Rabbits that live indoors as a part of your family will live 8-12 years. Rabbits that live outdoors in a hutch only have a lifespan of 1 - 3 years.
- Rabbits are very social. They need a lot of love and attention from their owners.
- Rabbits can actually be scared to death.
- Rabbits can start breeding when they are 4 months old.
- A female rabbit can have a litter every 28 days.
- 80% of unspayed rabbits get uterine cancer. This can be avoided by having your rabbit spayed.
- Rabbits can be litterbox trained.
- Rabbits need hay all the time. It’s a very important part of their diet.
- Most rabbits don't like to be held.
- Domestic rabbits can't survive in the wild.
- Rabbits teeth never stop growing.
- When rabbits are happy they jump and twist. This move is called a binky.
- Rabbits are most active at dawn and twilight.
Bunnies are intelligent, loving animals. They are very social so they need a lot of love and attention from their owner. While being outside gives them access to fresh air and sunshine, it also exposes them to predators, weather and other dangers you may not be aware of.
SPAYING AND NEUTERING
Rabbits are extremely social animals, and ideally they like to live with another rabbit companion. Rabbits are the 3rd most commonly euthanized animal in shelters, so we want to prevent them from having more litters. In addition to preventing litters, altering males and females has many benefits:
Rabbits can be easily litter box trained. You want to start by having your rabbit spayed or neutered. This will help with the process. When a rabbit is about 4 months old, he will begin to mark his territory. Having him fixed will help curb this behavior. After your rabbit has been neutered, you are ready to begin litter box training.
LITTER BOX TRAINING
Toys are essential to your rabbit's overall health for many reasons. Rabbits need them for mental stimulation, physical exercise and chewing. Toys are as much a part of that as diet and living inside the house as a member of your family.