One of the most common pets across the world is a rabbit. But what is the reason? They make great pets. For any kind of households, rabbits are the most appropriately sized pets. Not too big, not to small. Yet, there are a lot of bunny facts, which are not known so commonly. Today, we shall learn about a few fascinating rabbit facts.
1. Rabbits are social
Rabbits are social creatures and love company, it might not be a good idea to keep a single rabbit as your pet. And a single rabbit is likely to feel depressed and lonely.
But if assured good company, your pet rabbit can bond really well with you. It is a demanding task to keep a single rabbit engaged, and not let it feel lonely. You may be required to devote constant attention, and several hours of playtime. But 2 bunnies are happier than 1 bunny.
2. Bunnies Breed… and breed a lot
Bunnies as pets make this world a better place to live in, unless, you have a group of small and big rabbits running round and crowding your place, within a fortnight.
Rabbits breed a lot, and it is important to get them spayed as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can expand your 2 rabbit family to a 30 rabbit family, in a few months!
3. Rabbit Names
Female rabbit is known as a Doe. Male rabbit is known as a Buck. And baby rabbit is known as a kitten(kits)! Funny, isn’t it?
4. Rabbits bond well
Most pet rabbits are presumed to be dumb, but on the contrary, the creature is quite smart. Rabbits are known to recognize their owners and their faces after a good regular interactive session every day, for a span of time.
As a matter of fact, rabbits also learn to acknowledge calls made to their own names. Thus, you may need to have patience to let your rabbits distinguish between their names, but eventually, you shall succeed.
5. Rabbits Need to Fart
Rabbits are herbivores. They live off grassy plants and vegetables. But their bodies are not typically designed to digest that kind of food. Thus, there arises a need to expel unwanted gases from the body. To say, rabbits not only fart, but they need to fart.
6. Rabbit Bath
Your rabbits are cute enough to snuggle into dirty corners, and bury inside a pile of mud. But as a responsible bunny owner, you must not feel tempted to keep them clean all the time.
Bunnies have a fur coat with essential oils. Regular bathing with a shampoo or soap can strip those oils off their coat. And the coat health may decline. Not to forget, that rabbit undergo extreme stress while bathing.
7. Bunny Emotions
Your rabbits are extremely emotional pets. They are very social and consequently, they tend to get strongly attached to their owners. A few bunnies are reported to shed tears, under extreme anxiety, fear, or depression. So before you plan to give away your rabbits, think twice. It may not prove as good for your lovely pets.
You might also be shocked to see your rabbit expressing fury for the first time. Angry bunnies shall chase you across the room, thump, and even go ahead to bite you. So you better not enrage your bunny unless you wish to wake up on a doomsday.
8. Body Language Speaks
Rabbits may nudge you when they demand attention or want to be loved or are typically asking you to get out of their way. In fact, a nudging bunny may be very persistent.
Rabbits thump in order to show displeasure and frustration. Wondering why he is looking at you with upright ears? Well, something just caught its attention. Don’t worry if you encounter an occasional growl, or flirty blinks. It is just being normal. Rabbits express emotions best through their body language.
Now, if you are planning to bring in rabbits as your pet, make sure you keep these little interesting facts in mind. Hygiene, food and health are a few factors one must consider before investing into bunny pets. Also, a good amount of indoor space is must for them. Finally, after all these factors are sorted, you’ll be assured a great time with your pet rabbits.