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We're celebrating Mother's Day by learning fun tips about baby rabbits, goats and sheep on NBC26 TODAY thanks to Bonnie Keyes at Mulberry Lane Farm.
(Admission to the farm is FREE for all moms on Mother's Day.)
- With a gestation period of only 31 days it’s not surprising that throughout history the rabbit has been seen as a symbol for fertility.
- Teeth grow throughout their life, thus necessitating constant chewing to keep them from growing too long.
- A pet rabbit can live as long as 10 years.
- The largest number of kits ever born in a litter is 24!
- The only place a rabbit sweats is through the pads on its feet.
- Domestic rabbits cannot breed with wild rabbits.
- A four pound rabbit will drink as much water as a 20 pound dog.
- Does do not pick up and move their rabbits like dogs or cats. Therefore, if a kit is born outside of the nest you must move it to the nest for the rabbit.
- Rabbits are born hairless and blind. Their eyes do not open until they are 10-14 days old.
- The mother doe will pull hair from her chest to line her nest making her nest a nice warm place for her kits.
- A male rabbit is a buck, a female rabbit is a doe, the baby rabbit is a kit (short for kitten) and the kits collectively are referred to as a litter.