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14 Interesting Bunny Facts

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

A bunny sprawling under the sun

Image by Robert Balog

There are many things we can learn about bunnies. The interesting thing about them doesn’t only end with their cute appearance but more. Some bunny owners probably know most about bunny facts but some still don’t.

Here are 14 interesting bunny facts and let’s see how well you know about bunnies. Consider this as a quiz. If you know all 14 facts, then you did your research about rabbits!

14 Interesting Bunny Facts

  1. Bunnies are not rodents. Rabbits belong to the family of lagomorphs which includes hares and pikas.

  2. Rabbits eat their cecotropes. Bunnies have two types of feces; fecal pellets and cecotropes. They lick their cecotropes to get the nutrients in contain.

  3. Rabbits are crepuscular. This means bunnies are more active during twilight and take mini naps during the day.

  4. They express happiness by doing a binky. Bunnies do binky to tell their owners they are happy and content. That also means that owners are doing their responsibilities as bun parents.

  5. Pet bunnies are originally from European wild rabbits. Our pet rabbits today came from European wild rabbits.

  6. Rabbits can jump as high as 2-3 feet. There are no clear reports about bunnies jumping as high as 4 feet but it can be possible if they’re motivated by predators and have to escape.

  7. Bunnies are happier when they have another bunny friend. Rabbits are known to be social animals. They are happier and more playful if they have bunny companions.

  8. Rabbits have 28 teeth. Bunnies have 28 teeth, that’s why they are not considered rodents. These 28 teeth consist of main incisors, peg teeth, premolars, and molars.

  9. Rabbits don’t vomit because of their thick sphincter. It is harder to determine if a rabbit is sick because it cannot vomit. The thick sphincter keeps the food in the stomach from flowing up to the esophagus. But rabbits can cough or choke so be careful of what you feed them.

  10. Bunnies are intelligent animals. Bunnies are indeed one of the best and most intelligent animals. They can do tricks, potty in the litter box, and most especially, they understand their owner’s feelings too. They have unique ways of communicating with people and other bunnies.

  11. A rabbit’s teeth never stop growing. This can be painful if disregarded. Their teeth never stop growing; that is why they are given unlimited hay to maintain the normal shape of their teeth.

  12. Baby rabbits are called kits. A mother rabbit’s offspring are called kits. They are very small and hairless kits with their ears and eyes closed.

  13. A male bunny is called a buck and a female bunny is called a doe. That’s what a female and a male bunny are called. They also have subtle distinctions in their physical appearance depending on the breed.

  14. The largest rabbit breed is the Flemish Giant. Male Flemish Giants can weigh over 13 pounds. In 2010, Ralph was recognized as the world’s largest rabbit, weighing nearly 25 kilograms.

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

There you have it bun parents! These are some interesting facts for you and new bunny owners. How interesting to know the largest rabbit weighs nearly 25 kg. Did it surprise you that bunnies cannot vomit, unlike other pet animals? There are some more interesting things you will discover once you own a bunny.

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