10 Facts about Rabbits
You can house-train them, do clicker training and much more
- The oldest rabbit was 18 years old: 'Flopsy' was originally a wild rabbit. Under the care of its owner, it turned 18 years and 10 months and entered the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest rabbit.
- Rabbits can move their ears independently in all directions. The rabbit can perceive 360 degrees of its environment without having to turn its head.
- Rabbits cannot vomit: The smooth musculature of the oesophagus allows movement only in one direction. Knowing this is very important, because it demonstrates the need for a balanced diet.
- Rabbits can be house-training: You can do that with a few simple tricks. Since rabbits like to use several corners for their business, their owners should set up several toilets accordingly.
- Rabbits can jump high: In June 1997, "Mimrelund's Tösen" from Denmark made a jump of 99.5 cm in height and thus a jump into the Guinness Book of Records.
- Rabbits can die of fear: In the wild, rabbits belong to the loot-animals. That's where their terrible nature explains it. Loud noises, sudden violent movements can cause extreme fear in the animal and lead to a fatal heart attack.
- Rabbit teeth grow constantly: These are the incisors and molars, which grow back for life; the incisors grow up to 1.5-1.8 mm per week. The abrasion of the teeth takes place through a sufficient number of grinding movements during the grinding of the food. Suitable feed such as grass and hay guarantee sufficient grinding movements.
- Rabbits can reproduce between the age of 4-6 months. With bigger breeds, sexually maturity begins only later. Owners who would like to avoid offspring, should therefore let its rabbits be castrated in time.
- Rabbits are highly social comrades: They clean each other, eat together and like to lie next to each other.