Decorative Rabbits – Карельский зоопарк

Decorative Rabbits

Class: Mammals

Order: Lagomorphs

Family: Leporidae

Weight: up to 5 kg

Height: around 15 cm

Body length: 20 – 35 cm

Coloration: varied

Age of sexual maturity: after 3.5-4 months

Gestation period: about 30 days

Lifespan: 7-10 years

Habitat: Decorative rabbits do not occur in the wild. Their ancestor, the European rabbit, inhabits all continents except Antarctica.

Diet: The best diet for decorative rabbits includes grass, high-quality fresh hay, and succulent feeds consisting of greens and vegetables.

Did you know?

  • Rabbits’ incisors grow throughout their lives.
  • Rabbits quickly memorize the layout of their living area. After just a few days of exploring an apartment, they will know the arrangement of the furniture, where to find tasty treats, and how to get back to their home.
  • Because the rabbit’s eyes are positioned on the sides of its head, it has nearly 360-degree vision. This allows it to see predators from afar, even if they are sneaking up from behind. However, a rabbit cannot see what is directly in front of its nose.
  • These long-eared pets have a well-developed memory and are very intelligent and quick-witted.