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Rabbits and Hares

Wild rabbits and hares are distributed throughout the world and possess common traits. With seven Genera and 50 species, there will be plenty of hopping around for you to do in this category as you gather information and ask and answer questions.

Asked in Labor and Birth, Rabbits and Hares, Inducing Labor

Are there natural ways to bring on labor?

One of the few natural ways to stimulate labor that actually works is sexual intercourse. Seminal fluid contains prostaglandins, the same hormonal substances used by doctors to for cervical preparation and stimulation of contractions. Sexual intercourse should be avoided if the membranes are ruptures (bag of waters has broken) or if there has been a problem with bleeding in pregnancy (placenta previa, etc.). If you are not sure if it is safe, ask your doctor or midwife. Folk remedies should probably be avoided....
Asked in Snakes, Rabbits and Hares, Rattlesnakes

Does a rattlesnake eat a jackrabbit?

A very hungry rattlesnake might eat a jackrabbit. But normally, they don't. They will usually attack mice, shrews, and other small mammals. ...
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares, Rabbit Breeding & Reproduction

How often do bunnies have babies?

As often as they are bred. It takes approx. 30 days to have babies and a doe CAN be rebred the same day she kindles. (This is not a good practice besides having tons of babies it will shorten the life of your doe.) A more realistic breeding program is breed doe, kindle in 30 days, start weaning babies at 6 weeks, rebreed doe between 7th and 8th week. Wean all babies by 8th week and the doe will have babies...
Asked in Rabbits and Hares, Cockroaches

How often does a cockroach nymph moult?

it takes about 600 days to moult from egg to adult ....... the moulting is perimetabolus ...
Asked in Easter, Rabbits and Hares

Is the Easter Bunny real?

The Easter Bunny The first officially recorded reference of the Easter bunny is in a German document from the 1500's as "Oschter Haws." Additional Comments: The Easter bunny is as real as you believe him to be. He is also just as real as Santa. I am sorry children but when Easter comes the parent go to their chocolate egg hiding places take them down and put them at the end of your bed, or wherever it is they put them!!! The Easter bunny...
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares, Rabbit Breeding & Reproduction

Do wild rabbits breed with domestic rabbits?

No you cannot breed an American wild rabbit with a domestic rabbit. American wild rabbit Genus: Sylvilagus (species name varies) Domestic rabbit Genus and species: Oryctolagus cuniculus \ EUROPEAN wild rabbit Genus and species: Oryctolagus cuniculus / Notice anything? As you can see above the American wild rabbit is not of the same genus so it is impossible for them to breed. ...
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares

What kind of climate does a rabbit need to survive?

Rabbits can survive in a wide range of climates, they will adapt. I will go so far as to assume you want to know what temperature range they can survive in? The perfect range in temp for a rabbit is 40 degrees to 75 degrees. They can survive in higher and they can survive in lower with proper housing and protection from the elements. ...
Asked in Rabbits and Hares

When do jack rabbits sleep?

Since all rabbits are most active during dawn and dusk, jack rabbits sleep during the daytime when its hot. They sleep in there cool burrows. ...
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares

Do any rabbits have long tails?

Petco on Chenal Blvd. in Little Rock, AR. has a rabbit that appears Siamese in coloring with a rather long tail. The tail appears to be about four inches long...not fluffy....but rather like a docked dogs tail. ...
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares

Is an angora rabbit a prey?

The Angora Rabbit is a domestic breed of rabbit, usually raised for their wool. They are not a predator, and are herbivorous. So, they could be considered "prey". But they are not wild, so they are not naturally hunted by any wild predators, as a wild rabbit would be. For more details, please see the sites listed below. ...
Asked in Mammals, Rabbits and Hares

Do rabbits live in deciduous forest?

Yes, the Eastern Cottontail Rabbit is one of the most common.
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares, Rabbit Breeding & Reproduction

Do rabbits kill their young?

Some does will by accident and on purpose. First time mothers may not build an adequate nest, or simply don't use the nest, and the kits may die of exposure. Some mothers will abandon their litters and again the kits will die from exposure or starvation. And yet other mothers may eat their young. This may happen for various reason as well, but the most common is because the doe is not getting enough nutrients and must eat the kits to...
Asked in Fish, Rabbits and Hares, Parrots

What pets can you keep inside?

Well the most common would be a cat or a dog however you can also have the following animals depending on if you can care for them and have the time for them: Types of fish; Types of birds (my Nan had a parrot); Gerbils, Rabbits, Hamsters, Snakes, Rats, Mice, Tortoise, Types of Spiders; Frogs (they sell tiny ones at our fish local shop but you would have to look up what types you coulod have); Lizards (my cousin has one)....
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares

What do wild angora rabbits eat?

There is no such things as wild angora rabbits. They were created in captivity and can only be pets. To feed your pet angora rabbit give it, rabbit pellets, veggies, fruits, and unlimited hay! ...
Asked in History of Australia, Australia, Rabbits and Hares

How were rabbits introduced into Australia?

Rabbits were brought to Australia on the First Fleet but, for whatever reason, they did not breed prolifically or cause any problems for the first few years of the colony's settlement. There is absence of any evidence that they were either eaten or hunted for sport in the Sydney area. Rabbits were popular as pets and for sport around Sydney in the 1840s, but again, there is no evidence that their population proliferated. It is believed that the carnivorous marsupials of the...
Asked in Rabbits and Hares

Is a rabbit faster than a tiger?

the fastest breed of rabbit can go at 45mph, but the average is 25mph most tigers can run at 35mph so it depends on the species of both animals ...
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares

What does it mean when rabbits make buzzing sound?

A "buzzing" sound in a rabbit probably means the rabbit is content -- usually, this sound will be made when you're petting the rabbit. This noise is made by the rabbit gently chattering its teeth. Some people call this behaviour "tooth-purring" because it sounds somewhat similar to a cat's purring and is made for the same reasons (happiness). Rabbits scream, grunt, growl, and buzz at times. They are expressing their pain, fear, discomfort, or pleasure just as a cat may hiss or purr...
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares

Why do rabbits have a fluffy tail?

They have a fluffy tail so they can warn others around them.When they show the white fur on their tail it means danger.Just like skunks have bushy tails ...
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares

What is a rabbit's nose called?

You could call it a snout!
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares

Do rabbits eat their babies if contaminated?

Yes, it is called survival instinct. Survival of the herd is based on secrecy, if man has touched babies they are not a secret anymore. Dead babies likewise are eaten, Dead babies smell will attract predators. ...
Asked in History of Australia, Australia, Rabbits and Hares

Why were rabbits introduced into Australia and from where did they come?

Rabbits were brought to Australia on the First Fleet but, for whatever reason, they did not breed prolifically or cause any problems for the first few years of the colony's settlement. There is absence of any evidence that they were either eaten or hunted for sport in the Sydney area. Rabbits were popular as pets and for sport around Sydney in the 1840s, but again, there is no evidence that their population proliferated. It is believed that the carnivorous marsupials of the...
Asked in Rabbits and Hares, Forests

Do some rabbits live in the deciduous forest?

Only if Connor O'Leary allows them to.
Asked in Care of Rabbits, Rabbits and Hares

What is the shape of a cotton tail rabbit?

Cottontail rabbits have an ovalish body, bulky square head, and two rectangular ears. ...
Asked in Rabbits and Hares

How do wild baby rabbits survive a rainstorm?

they find shelter, it could be in someones yard like a tree in the yard or on the deck or porch or even in the forest so they stay dty but lots of little bunnies die in their burrows by them being filled up by water : ( ...