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 +====== Rabbits ======
  
 +==== 305 breeds ====
 +There are currently 305 breeds of rabbits in the world. [([[https://northernnester.com/types-of-rabbits/|Northern Nester]])]
 +
 +==== European rabbit ====
 +The European rabbit is the world's most widespread rabbit species. [([[https://kidszoo.org/our-animals/european-rabbit/|Kids Zoo]])]
 +
 +==== Confused with rodent ====
 +Rabbits are often confused with rodents. Originally, even Charles Linnaeus classified them in this order. [([[https://portals.iucn.org/library/sites/library/files/documents/1990-010.pdf|IUCN]])]
 +
 +==== 360 degrees ====
 +Rabbits' field of view is nearly 360 degrees. [([[https://www.vgr1.com/vision/|VGR]])]
 +
 +==== Sleep with their eyes open ====
 +Rabbits can sleep with their eyes open. This feature helps them survive and allows them to detect danger more quickly. [([[https://www.rabbitcaretips.com/rabbit-is-sleeping/|Rabbit Care Tips]])]
 +
 +==== No defence mechanisms ====
 +With no way to effectively defend against a predator, the best protection mechanism is to freeze in one place or flee. [([[https://www.havahart.com/rabbit-facts|Have A Heart]])]
 +
 +==== Living in herds ====
 +Unlike hares, rabbits live in herds. They inhabit long and intricate underground passageways. [([[https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-the-difference-between-a-rabbit-and-a-hare|Wonderopolis]])]
 +
 +==== Rabbits' senses ====
 +Rabbits most often use hearing and excellent eyesight to detect potential danger. [([[https://www.hartz.com/small-animal-senses/|Hartz]])]
 +
 +==== Diet ====
 +Rabbits eat grass and green plants, i.e., food rich in cellulose. Digestion of such food is not easy, but fortunately, rabbits are perfectly adapted to it. [([[https://rabbit.org/suggested-vegetables-and-fruits-for-a-rabbit-diet/|Rabbit]])]
 +
 +==== Two kinds of poop ====
 +Rabbits excrete two types of feces and eat one of them. [([[https://www.petplan.co.uk/pet-information/blog/why-do-rabbits-eat-their-own-faeces/|Pet Plan]])]
 +
 +==== Domesticating rabbits ====
 +The process of rabbit domestication took hundreds of years. The first to breed rabbits were the Romans in the 1st century BC. [([[https://www.four-paws.org/our-stories/publications-guides/how-the-rabbit-was-domesticated|Four Paws]])]
 +
 +==== Middle Ages====
 +In the Middle Ages, rabbits were bred and then let out to hunt. At that time, many cross-breeds of these animals were created, and their breeding was done mainly by monks. [([[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/02/14/legend-held-that-monks-domesticated-rabbits-for-food-the-truth-is-more-complex/|Washington Post]])]
 +
 +==== Pregnancy ====
 +A rabbit pregnancy lasts from 28 to 36 days, with an average of 31. [([[https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/jgen/050/03/0384-0391|Indian Academy of Sciences]])]
 +
 +==== Rabbit's Foot ====
 +The rabbit's foot is considered a good luck charm in many cultures. [([[https://www.history.com/news/rabbit-rabbit-feet-good-luck-explained|History]])]
 +
 +{{tag>biology science culture fauna}}
rabbits.txt · Last modified: 2021/12/03 05:07 by aga