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My Favorite Animal Report

by Laney Peterson


My Favorite Animal:

By Laney Peterson
Here are pictures of a few different types of house rabbits! Aren't they so cute?!
How did rabbits become house pets?
Rabbits first become domestic (that means house pets) in the 5th Century in Southern France. They were first demonstrated to for their meat to be eaten, and eventually became pets that people kept.
You can find while rabbits almost anywhere in the world, except for Antartica. They like to live in forests, woods, wetlands. They make their homes by borrowing tunnels in the ground.
What do rabbits eat?
Rabbits her herbivores (that means that they don't eat meat and eat plants). Diets are slightly different for wild and domestic rabbits.
Domestic rabbits:
Diets of domestic rabbits is mostly hay, and a daily portion of greens and small amount of vegetables. Greens usually include; varieties of lettuce, spinach, kale, and herbs. Carrots are the most common vegetable given to rabbits, however they can eat other vegetables like tomatoes, and celery. They can also eat small amount of fruits like apples or strawberries.
Wild rabbits:
Rabbits that live in nature's diets consist mainly of different grasses and clovers. They also can eat vegetables that they find, as well as seeds, flower buds, and tree bark.
Do they live in groups or alone?
Again, this answer is different for wild and domestic rabbits!
Domestic rabbits:
Rabbits are very social creatures! While it typically isn't possible for a person to have a whole family of rabbits, it is usually suggested that you have two bunnies so they always have a friend. Sometimes it can take a while for bunnies to like each other, so you have to go through a process called "bonding". There are rabbits who like to be solo and not have another rabbit friend, you just have to make sure they are getting enough human interaction.
Wild rabbits:
Wild rabbits are also very social creatures and they typically live in groups, which are called colonies. Rabbits are prey for larger wild animals, so staying in their colonies helped them to stay safe from predators.
Lifespan and other facts:
The average lifespan of a rabbit is 5-9 years.
Rabbits are super fast! They can reach a speed of as high as 18mph. This is also to help them to escape from predators.
Rabbits eyes can turn close to 360 degrees. This is so they can see behind to look for predator without having to move their heads.
Rabbits ears are so big for many reasons! One is so they can hear predators. Another is so they can release excess body heat through blood vessels in their ears.