These rabbits are a domesticated form of the European rabbit. Rabbits are lagomorphs - from the Greek word ‘lagos’ meaning rabbit. There are many different breeds of domestic rabbit including the British giant, Dutch, rex and lion-headed.
Size: 25 - 75cm
Weight: 0.4 - 6kg
In the wild the European rabbit is found in grasslands or open woodlands. It was originally a native of southwest Europe and northwest Africa.
The rabbit’s main source of food is grass, but will also eat herbs, twigs and some bark. A rabbit will sometimes eat snails and earthworms.
Rabbits are pregnant for about 30 days after which a litter of 2 - 8 blind, deaf and virtually naked infants are born.