The European rabbit lives underground, in burrows. A group of burrows is known as a warren.
More than half of the world’s rabbits live in North America.
Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 10 cm (4 in).
Rabbits have a lifespan of around 10 years.
Rabbits are herbivores (plant eaters).
Pet rabbits that live inside are often referred to as ‘house rabbits’.
Rabbits reproduce very quickly. This can be a major headache for people living in agricultural areas where rabbits are seen as pests.
Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and without fur.
The perfect gift for animal lovers, why not adopt a Rabbit
Animal adoption is a great way to support Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary, lasts all year and makes for a lovely treat or gift. Treat yourself or buy as a gift for the animal lover in your life.
At Wales Ape & Monkey Sanctuary we have rabbits. All have been rescued within the UK.
Fresh, clean drinking water and good quality hay and grass should make up the majority of your rabbits' diet and should make up 80-90% of it. . A rabbit's digestive system needs hay or grass to function properly so a healthy supply is extremely important. You can supplement with leafy greens and a small amount of pellets. Root vegetables such as carrots or fruit, should only be given in small portions as a treat, as rabbits don't naturally eat these type of foods. Always avoid muesli-style food, as these are unhealthy for rabbits and has a number of associated health problems.
The sanctuary rescues and provides a home for many types of unwanted animals, especially primates, such as chimpanzees, gibbons, baboons, spider monkeys, vervets, capuchins, tamarins, macaques and marmosets.
Although we specialise in the care and protection of primates we cannot stand by and see other animals in need of help. You will therefore find meerkats, wolf dogs, horses, donkeys, pigs and others at our sanctuary. All are equally important members of our extended family.