Top 10 facts we bet you didn’t know about bunnies
1. Did you know that rabbits are crepuscular? Crepuscular animals are those that are active primarily during twilight, that is during dawn and dusk. A rabbit will sleep up to 16 times a day.
2. Rabbits belong to the lagomorph family of animals, not rodents. Rabbits are actually more closely related to horses than they are to a rat or a mouse.
3. Rabbits do in fact make sounds. When angry, upset, or frightened, a rabbit makes a sort of grunting/whimpering sound.
4. Rabbits noses have over 100 million smelling sensors, that’s almost 90 million more then what humans have! Rabbits noses twitch up to 120 times a minute allowing their sensitive sniffers to pick up more smells. They are also picky eaters. While humans have 10000 taste buds, rabbit shave approximately 17000! They also have 28 teeth.
5. Rabbits shed their fur frequently, and re-grow it soft and clean. Bunnies can even change colour with the seasons to make them harder to see.
6. Rabbits can see behind them, but have blind spot in front of their face and can move their ears independently of each other. If a bunny needs to make a quick get away they can jump almost 36 inches!
7. During times of famine, rabbits become practitioners of an ancient survival technique, known as coprophagy. It is a trait that they share with elephants! Coprophagy is the act of eating your own feces in order to extract any remaining nutrients that escaped the first time around.
8. Bunny’s tail is called a scut. It flashes messages of danger, excitement and even directions to other bunnies.
9. If you pet a rabbit 70 million times, you will have developed enough static electricity to light a 60-watt light bulb for one minute.
10. Rabbits are cute, cuddly, and docile, low maintenance and teach kids how to be responsible, right? Wrong! Many families get a rabbit only to be confused and disappointed by bunny’s behaviour. Most rabbits don’t enjoy being carried around, and can be very territorial. In addition, they require the same level of care, mental stimulation, and veterinary attention as a dog or a cat would.