Rabbit Facts | Interesting Rabbit Facts for Kids: There’s no difference in breeds or species, it just the word we prefer as Rabbits and bunnies. Rabbits are intelligent, social, very clean and probably not starter pets like goldfish or hamsters. These “hoppy” little creatures and hares are “lagomorphs”, an order that also covers the pika, a small burrowing creature that looks like a large mouse and lives in colder climates. Lagomorphs were basically classified as rodents, but in 1912 the distinction was made between them and rodents.
Interesting Rabbit Facts for Kids
Rabbits are herbivores (plant eaters) and the third-most abandoned animals in shelters. They’re all about territory. If you have a rabbit, you quickly learn that rabbits rule the roost.
They need lots of space and will quickly decide where they like to eat and sleep.
Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and without fur. A male rabbit is called a buck and female rabbit as Doe. A young rabbit is called a kit and it lives in groups.
The European rabbit lives underground, in burrows. A group of burrows called as a warren. More than half of the world’s rabbits live in North America.
Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 10 cm and its lifespan of around 10 years.
Pet rabbits that live inside are often referred to as house rabbits and it reproduces very quickly. This can be a major headache for people living in agricultural areas where rabbits are seen as pests.
Rabbits purr when they’re happy. It’s not the same as a cat’s purr, though. It sounds like teeth chattering or light chomping. Every bunny mom and dad knows that this is the sweetest sound.