Rabbits

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What Do You Call a Group of Rabbits?

Rabbits are sociable creatures, and they tend to hang out in groups of around 20. A group of rabbits is most often referred to as a colony, although they may also be known as a herd or even a ‘fluffle’ (a fitting term that is relatively new). In the wild, rabbit colonies will forage together,…

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What Is A Rabbit Binky? (Rabbit Binky Explained)

If you own a pet rabbit, you have probably seen her do some rather questionable things. These are very unique creatures that have some equally unique traits, albeit incredibly cute. If you have ever seen your rabbit jump into the air and twist her body in a very strange fashion, you’ve just seen a rabbit…

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What Is Rabbit Moult? ( Symptoms & Treatments)

When you initially take on your adorable baby bunny, he will have thick soft coat that is incredibly pleasing to touch. However, as your rabbit gets a little older, this baby coat will shed and his adult fur will replace it. But for new bunny owners, the sudden moulting of their pet can be a…

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How Big Should A Rabbit Cage Be? ( Size and Dimensions )

In days gone by, people kept rabbits in a small hutch in the garden and only allowed them out to exercise during the day when it suited the owner. However, we now realize, that keeping rabbits locked in a small environment can be detrimental to their physical and mental well-being. A rabbit cage should be…

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Caring For Your Rabbit After Neutering

Male rabbits can get very feisty if they are not neutered. They will attempt to mate with any females and may become aggressive if paired with another male. However, neutering your buck when he reaches sexual maturity is one of the most effective ways to cull these unwanted behaviours. Since neutering involves invasive surgery, your…

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Why Does My Rabbit Have Cold Ears?

Rabbits have very unique ears and while humans ears may serve only the purpose of hearing, rabbits ears do so much more. However, without understanding their many functions, it can be worrying to touch your rabbit and discover that this ears are very cold; but is this normal? In the main, a rabbit with cold…

Do all rabbits have white tails?

The classic image of a bunny rabbit is only complete with a fluffy cotton-white tail bobbing about as it frolics across a field. But, does every rabbit have a white tail, and if so why? Read on for the intriguing answer and insights about this key rabbit adaptation that makes rabbits excellent survivors. So, do…

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Do rabbits have whiskers? ( What are they used for )

If you are wondering if rabbits have whiskers, yes they do! Rabbits do indeed have whiskers. These whiskers, more formally termed vibrissae, are hairs that protrude from the nose, mouthparts, and cheeks of the rabbit. Vibrissae are a special type of hair found in mammals that are distinguished by their length and highly developed follicles….

When do baby rabbits get teeth?

If you are wondering when do baby rabbits get teeth, you won’t have to wait long at all. Though these incredibly cute kittens are born without teeth, most will have grown them within two to three weeks after birth (19 to 21 days). It’s exciting to handle and look after babby rabbits. They are incredibly…

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What to feed a wild baby rabbit

Have you found a wild rabbit that needs to be fed? It is not uncommon to encounter a lone litter or single baby rabbit when walking the dog out in the country or hiking your favorite nature trail.  If you do find a wild baby rabbit, your first thoughts are likely to be how you…

How do you know if your rabbit is sleeping?

If you’re peeking into the hutch (again) and want to be absolutely sure that your bunny is sleeping check for these 5 key signs that a rabbit is sleeping: Your rabbit will be well and truly sprawled out. When your rabbit feels safe and secure they can unwind and let everything go! These sleeping rabbits…

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When Do Baby Rabbits Leave The Nest In The Wild?

Rabbits are incredibly interesting animals and while many are kept as pets, there are thought to be around 37,500 wild rabbits in the UK alone. In China, the rabbit population is at almost a quarter of a million making this the most populated country for wild rabbits. We can tell a lot from the behaviour…