Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sutton Rabbits

According to the Rabbit Ranch owner where we bought our bunnies, Wubzy and Matilda are called Sutton Rabbits.  Their fur are so soft.
If you will notice above, the neck of our female rabbit, Matilda, is huge, it is because she is pregnant.
Matilda is  kind of aloof but  Wubzy love to be pet.
Here are some Interesting rabbit facts that I found at Three Little Ladies Rabbitry website

Rabbit Facts - 40 Interesting Facts About Rabbits

  1. Rabbits are not rodents, they are lagomorphs.
  2. A male rabbit is a buck. buck
  3. A female rabbit is a doe.
  4. A baby rabbit is a kit.
  5. When the doe gives birth her babies are collectively refered to as a litter.
  6. The gestation period for a rabbit averages 31 days.
  7. A rabbits teeth never stop growing. rabbit teeth
  8. The American Rabbit Breeders Association has 45 recognized breeds of rabbits
  9. The ARBA has over 30,000 members
  10. Rabbits can be litter trained
  11. A pet rabbit can live as long as 10 years
  12. Bunnies get weaned at about 8 weeks old
  13. Adult bunnies can weigh between 2 lbs - 20 lbs depending on breed
  14. Rabbits can purr similar to a cat
  15. Domesticated rabbits are born without fur
  16. Domesticated rabbits eyes do not open until they are about 2 weeks old
  17. Rabbits cannot vomit
  18. Rabbits need hay to assist the digestive system and prevent fur balls in their stomach
  19. A group of rabbits is called a herd
  20. A group of rabbits live in a warren
  21. Mothers typically only feed their kits about 5 minutes a day
  22. Rabbit meat is lower in fat, cholesterol and calories than chicken, pork and beef
  23. Rabbit meat is all white meat
  24. Rabbit droppings make an excellent garden fertilizer
  25. Rabbits have 28 teeth
  26. A 4 pound rabbit will drink as much water as a 20 pound dog
  27. Bunnies love to chew
  28. Rabbits do not hibernate
  29. Rabbits can jump 36″ and higher
  30. Rabbits can suffer heat stroke
  31. Rabbits can see behind them, but have blind spot in front of their face.
  32. When rabbits are happy, they will jump and twist, this is called a binky
  33. Rabbits can start breeding as early as 3-4 months of age
  34. Predators can literally scare a rabbit to death
  35. Does will pull fur when pregnant to assist in the building of their nest
  36. Rabbits can have false pregnancies
  37. Rabbits groom themselves
  38. Domestic rabbits cannot breed with wild rabbits
  39. The only place a rabbit sweats is through the pads on its feet
  40. Rabbits eat their own night droppings called cecotropes


Jane said...

Baby bunnies, how cute-when is she due? Thanks for sharing and posting on my blog, much appreciated:)

eden said...

They are so cute.

Gattina said...

Are they cute ! they look like my cat Rosie who is also black and white, lol !

Anonymous said...

Such gorgeous rabbits!

Lina Gustina said...

They look cute and healthy. If Matilda delivers many babies, do you plan to keep them all?

Thanks for the visit :)

Roger Owen Green said...

those are INTERESTING facts!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Meoww said...

Rabbits are cute little pets :) Your children must be excited about the kits... :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Rabbits!

carol l mckenna said...

Great interesting facts ~for ABC ~ love the bunnies photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Gattina said...

I had never seen black and white rabbits, they remind me my cat Rosie !
ABC Team

TexWisGirl said...

sweet. good luck with the babies!

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful shadow shots for the day and I love your rabbits!! I always had one or two when I was a little girl and so did my kids! We loved them! One was so big that he lived outside in our backyard -- not in a cage and he chased the dogs!! What great memories your photos brought back!! Hope you have a lovely weekend -- all of you!!

eileeninmd said...

Great post and I love your bunnies.

Anonymous said...

They're beautiful rabbits!
Have you ever read 'Watership Down' by Richard Adams?

Pia said...

They are so cute! Hope to see baby bunny photos soon.

Gillena Cox said...

very interesting

much love...

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