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Rabbits are so much more than just cute and cuddly. Our long-eared friends actually have some pretty hilarious habits and quirks! Get ready to laugh out loud at these 15 fun facts about the fabulous bunny
They Have Huge Appetites - Rabbits love to snack and will nibble on just about anything, including chair legs, books, wires, and drywall. Hide your valuables!
They Can't Vomit - Unlike cats and dogs, rabbits don't have the ability to vomit or burp. Everything they eat goes straight to the intestines.
They Foot Flick to Mark Territory - Rabbits mark things as theirs by rubbing their chin on items or flicking their feet. Watch out for flying bunny feet!
They Sleep With Their Eyes Open - Rabbits' eyes stay open even when they sleep. It's creepy but keeps them alert for predators.
They Communicate by Stomping - Thumping back feet means your bunny wants something or is grumpy. It's like living with your own drum kit!
They Have Nearly 360 Degree Vision - Rabbits can see in front, behind and above them. Very little escapes their line of vision.
They Have Mermaid-Like Scales on Their Bellies - These strange, pearly scales help keep bunnies insulated and dry. Who needs a mermaid tail?
They're Faster Than People - At full speed, rabbits can run 30 mph. The fastest human clocked 28 mph. You'll never catch a speedy bunny!
They Have Huge Ears With Crazy Blood Vessels - A rabbit's huge ears help regulate body temperature. The crazy blood vessels act as a natural cooling system.
They Enjoy Throwing Their Food - Rabbits like to toss their food bowls around for fun. Be prepared to constantly fetch flying veggies!
They Jump and Twist Mid-Air When Happy - This move is called a "binky" and it's hysterical to watch. Happy rabbits really cut loose!
They Can't See Directly In Front of Them - Rabbits have a blind spot right in front of their noses. No wonder they bump into things!
They Have Nearly 30 Teeth - A rabbit's 28 sharp teeth grow constantly. They have to gnaw to keep teeth from getting too long.
They Eat Their Own Poop - Strange but true! Rabbits actually digest food twice by eating their own brown poop pellets.
They Take Courtship Very Seriously - Male rabbits woo females by...peeing on them. Nothing says love like a spray of pee!
Rabbits sure have some funny, quirky habits! But these details give them oodles of personality. Learning all the hilarity that makes rabbits tick gives us a deeper appreciation of them as pets. So the next time your bunny does something bizarre, just laugh and love them even more for it!
Disclaimer: We are not professional veterinarians or medical doctors. We created this blog based on our experiences with pet rabbits, volunteered hours in the rabbit shelter, extensive pet product research, and experienced peers. The purpose of this blog is to provide information about properly taking care of rabbits. Please know that it is still best to visit the vet regularly. For medical emergencies, contact a rabbit-savvy vet. Always observe your rabbits around new products or environmental changes.
Final Thoughts on Bunny Facts
A rabbit's kooky antics and habits are part of what makes them such amusing pets. They keep us grinning and on our toes! Remember to take your rabbit's humorous quirks all in stride. Life is always full of laughter and adventure with a funny bunny by your side!
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