Why Do Rabbits Cover up Their Holes?

Why do rabbits cover up their holes?

Rabbits are prolific diggers, and nowhere is that more apparent than in a rabbit warren. We give a lot of credit to beavers as builders, forever chewing wood and carrying it along while using it to build their dams, but rabbits are no slouches, either. Rabbits in the wild can build big, complex warrens with … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Make Good Pets?

Why do rabbits make good pets?

There is no denying that rabbits are among the most popular pets in the world. An estimated three to seven million pet rabbits reside in homes across the US alone, with another million taking up residence in the UK. But why are rabbits so popular, and what makes them such a great pet in the … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Scream? Should I be Worried?

Why do rabbits scream?

Rabbits are pretty quiet animals. They don’t bark up a storm like dogs or meow, purr, and hiss like cats, and oftentimes don’t vocalize many sounds at all. That’s what can make it all the more disturbing when you do finally hear them make a sound and it’s a piercing high-pitched scream. But why would … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Grind Their Teeth?

Why do rabbits grind their teeth?

Few features loom larger in a rabbit’s life than their teeth. Rabbits spend much of their life grazing and noshing, which makes it essential that they make sure their teeth are in good shape. That, in turn, is part of the reason you can often find them chewing various things, to keep their teeth strong … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Have Whiskers?

Why do rabbits have whiskers?

The life of a rabbit in the wild is one of constant action and tension. They’re incredibly quick, but that’s because they have to be, as a single slip or moment of inaction can lead to them becoming lunch. To avoid that ignominious fate, they need every sensory advantage they can get; thankfully, they have … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Move Their Bedding?

Why do rabbits move their bedding?

Rabbits can be remarkably fussy when it comes to their living quarters. In the wild, rabbits face a constant string of uncertainty and predation from everything from foxes to falcons and so much more. Out in the fields, rabbits constantly have to be on the lookout for danger, whereas once they return home, they are … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Circle You? Does it Mean Anything?

Why do rabbits circle you?

Does your rabbit “spin you right round…like a record player” or simply run circles around you? There are several reasons why that may be, and figuring out what your rabbit’s may be is important. Not only do you probably want to stop your rabbit from constantly being underfoot, but if it has a want or … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Have Red Eyes?

Why do rabbits have red eyes?

A red-eyed rabbit is a sight to behold. We typically associate red eyes with predators or even demonic creatures of yore, so what on Earth are they doing adorning the face of your adorable little rabbit? There are actually several reasons why a rabbit may have red eyes, none of which have to do with … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Eat Paper or Cardboard? Is it Bad?

Why do rabbits eat paper and cardboard?

Rabbits will chew on or through just about anything when given the chance, the more abundant, the better. That’s especially true when it comes to cardboard and paper, both of which are favorites of rabbits, which naturally begs the question – why? And just as importantly, should you care? On the one hand, rabbits love … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Thump Their Feet?

Why do rabbits thump their feet?

If you’ve seen Bambi, you’ll remember the cuddly cast of characters that accompany the titular deer throughout the animated coming-of-age tale. Perhaps most memorable of all is a rabbit who excitedly beats his foot upon the ground, informing Bambi, “That’s why they call me Thumper!” And so it is – but why do rabbits like … Read more

Why Do Rabbits Lick Things? And What Does It Mean?

Why do rabbits lick things?

One of the most important things to remember about animals is that they experience the world differently from us. That’s part of what makes studying or living with animals such a unique and potentially rewarding experience, but it can also make you wonder about how different their experiences really are. Case in point, the way … Read more

How Often Do Rabbits Pee and Poop? [POOP GUIDE]

how often do rabbits pee and poop?

Let’s be honest; nobody wants to think about their little adorable rabbit leaving “presents” behind for you. We like to think of rabbits as cute cuddly creatures, but don’t let that fool you. Rabbits can urinate and defecate with the rapidity and proclivity you’d probably expect of a larger animal than this little ball of … Read more