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Interesting facts about rabbits

 
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darskayairene



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:24 am    Post subject: Interesting facts about rabbits Reply with quote

- Rabbits, hares and picas belong to the "Lagomorpha" order of mammals, not "Rodentia."
- Bunnies are born bald and blind; leverets (baby hares) are born furred and sighted.
- Rabbits are good swimmers!
- Lagomorphs have TWO pairs of upper and lower incisors. Their teeth grow constantly and must be maintained with lots of chewing.
- Those adorable tails are known as "scuts."
- Rabbits molt regularly. They groom constantly and need lots of roughage to prevent hairballs.
- Rabbits can purr ... and scream.
- European rabbits are the ones known for extensive underground burrows and tunnels known as warrens. Hares rest in above-ground divots known as forms.
- Rabbits recycle their food. (Use your imagination.) This is known as refection or caprophagy.
- Lagomorphs are crepuscular, most active around dawn and dusk.
Unlike Bambi's Thumper, our rabbits usually thump both hind legs at the same time.
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bmason



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Interesting facts about rabbits Reply with quote

darskayairene wrote:
- Rabbits are good swimmers!


I remember reading that somewhere before but I never wanted to try it with my rabbits. Smile
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Purr



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rabbits are good swimmers? Shocked

I guess you learn something new every day. Very Happy
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bmason



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is funny to hear about that rabbits are good swimmers. Has anyone really seen a rabbit swim? I am not saying no one has but it must be rare.
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