9 Hopping Bunny Facts
While we might know rabbits as cute fluffy little creatures, they are also very impressive! Here are 9 hopping fun facts about these adorable little bunnies.
1) Rabbits are very sociable and often want other rabbits around for companionship so consider adopting a bonded pair! If you already have a rabbit but want to add another to your brood, then feel free to message us on the best ways of introducing rabbits into their new home.
2) A bunny’s big ears aren’t just for listening! They also help regulate the rabbit’s body temperatures. The ears’ blood vessels swell when it’s hot out, and contract when it’s cold. What’s more, those amazing ears can also be rotated almost a full circle to 270 degrees, amazing!
3) Rabbits need large spaces and to be kept indoors for health, safety and socialization purposes! They also need plenty of daily supervised time outside of their cages or pens to play and exercise. Be sure to bunny-proof your home and to keep a careful eye on them during this time.
4) Rabbits love to show when they are in a good mood! To express their happiness, bunnies will sometimes jump around and flick their heads and feet, which is called a ‘binky’! So if you see your fluffy one doing this, then rest assured your bunny is feeling great! .
5) Everyone knows that rabbits hop, but did you know that they are very impressive jumpers! They can jump over 3 feet high and 10 feet long in one wingle leap! Very impressive for such a cute animal.
6) Rabbits can be very affectionate and bond closely with their pawrents. Some will even come when called. They also love to play and require mental stimulation just like dogs and cats. The good news is, lots of things you have around the house make for great toys….balls of paper, paper towel rolls and more, why not check out our range of fun things your bunny can play with!
7) Rabbit teeth never stop growing! A rabbit's diet in the wild includes a lot of gritty, tough-to-chew plant food that would eventually wear down a permanent set of teeth. Therefore, owners should be aware that if their rabbits aren't fed abrasive foods, they can suffer from overgrown teeth which can make it difficult for them to eat. The good news is that there are a range of different food options specifically tailored for rabbits.
8) Rabbits have impeccable hygiene standards. Like cats, they keep themselves clean throughout the day by licking their fur and paws. As such, they typically don't need to be bathed by their owners like some other pets.
9) Carrots are not actually a rabbits favourite food, in fact, carrots have a high sugar content and so should only be fed to them occasionally. Rabbits do not eat root vegetables as part of their natural diet. Instead they tend to feast on weeds, grass, and clovers. Most rabbits do have a “sweet tooth” though and are crazy about fruit and other sweet treats! But just like anything, they should only be fed these in moderation.
If you love rabbits as much as we do, you might be interested in some of these products we have on offer! Visit our small pets shop and explore all the great bunny products we offer for your little friend!