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Rabbit Facts for Kids

These rabbit facts will fascinate you and keep you intrigued from start to finish about a bunny's ways and habits...
PetPonder Staff
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2017
Animals, like humans, have their own set of idiosyncratic behavior that may seem ordinary to them but are highly strange to those who witness these. My rabbit has her own way of putting forward an emotion or need, and she doesn't communicate her messages. It took me a whole year to read her body language and look up the different things she would do to baffle me. It is easier to communicate with an animal when you know what they want, or what it is they are trying to put across to you.
It takes not just a good home for your rabbit, but a truck load of patience. It wasn't easy to deal with the litter that the rabbit left around the house, not to mention the hair tearing damage we'd come across. Nonetheless, to be able to take care of a pet and introduce it to your home, you have to be willing to put up with anything, and I mean 'anything'.
Interesting Rabbit Facts for Kids
These rabbit facts should give you a good idea on what these fur balls are all about. If you're thinking of getting one for yourself, it would serve you to have a panoptic view about rabbits. Unlike dogs and cats, rabbits are harder to train since they can get used to things so much quicker and will not put a stop to that habit no matter what you do. So be sure to ponder before you get this animal for a pet.
Rabbits shed their fur over the course of a couple of weeks, where it might look horrific at first since they fall off in patches. Don't be alarmed when you bear witness to this, since this is natural for rabbits. The cool part is that once their fur coats grow back, they're sometimes not the same color as they previously were.
Deadly Duo
Chocolate and spicy food are the two most deadliest of foods that you can give your pet. It can cause a bad case of loose stools signaling owners that whatever was fed, shouldn't under any circumstances be fed to the rabbit again. Just think about how cleaning up all that mushy mess can be such an unpleasant experience. Be careful not to repeat this, since it can cause damage to a rabbit's system.
Favorite Munch Delights
Rabbits are always associated with carrots, seeing that the infamous Bugs Bunny was never spotted without one. That isn't the case here, although rabbits do love their carrots they adore cilantro and crunchy delights like biscuits and in some shocking cases, meat! Be sure to offer very little of this to rabbits, and not overindulge their carnivore sides.
Fur Plucking
It is most definitely alarming to see a rabbit's mouth stuffed with fur, and can be quite a scary situation to get it all out in case it chokes itself to death. The reason why rabbits do this, or to be more specifically, female rabbits, is because they're ready to start nesting their living spaces for newborns. If your female rabbit hasn't been recently coupled with a male one, then this act when seen is a case of what is known as a fake pregnancy.
Behavioral Traits
Rabbits may look innocuous but these guys can be both loving and quite devious. I once picked up my rabbit and it almost scratched my eyeballs off. They don't like to be picked up, and most of them will struggle out of your grasp unless you pet them from head to back as a way of calming them down. They can be quite adorable and do things like lick your feet, legs or fingers which is an act of love. They can also rub their chins on you to mark you off as their property. They can be smart sometimes like knowing when you're trying to lure it out of a corner, by tricking it into approaching you while you hand out a palm of treats. Knowing how to tackle your rabbit is easy once you observe and learn its tricks, so that you can be prepared to take on whatever situation is thrown at you. Grunting sounds are quite common, where these can be made when they're angry or scared. So be careful how you approach him/her, for fear of being attacked or making the rabbit shirk your touch.
Rabbits love to be lightly stroked around their cheeks, where you need to avoid their bellies and mouths while petting; they detest being touched around these places. Give these guys long strokes from head to back, which is relaxing for rabbits and gently tickle their cheeks too - when they eyes close slowly when doing this, it is a sign of enjoyment. Be sure to suffocate your rabbit with lots of kisses, since this can make up for you picking him/her up.
These rabbit facts will help children understand how rabbits behave and what they do in a given scenario. It is important, like I said, to do extensive research before getting one of these for a pet.
Girl kissing a pet rabbit
Smiling girl feeding bunny with chocolate eggs