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Saturday, May 14, 2016

10 Things You Never Knew About Rabbits

by Jacki

It never ceases to amaze me when I find out quirky little things about our furry friends.  And it’s always fun to share.  So, here’s a ‘top 10’ of peculiar rabbit related facts that you may or may not have been aware of.
1. There are more than 50 species of rabbit.  When it comes to domestic rabbits, there are currently 47 species recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association.
2.  Rabbits are unable to vomit.  This is one reason why hairballs are so dangerous to rabbits as, unlike other animals such as cats, they can’t remove chewed hair in this manner.

3.  Bugs Bunny was the first cartoon character to ever appear on a US postage stamp (in 1997 – go Bugs!)

4.  Still on the Bugs Bunny theme – the famous cartoon rabbit was drawn by a guy called Bugs Haraway in 1938.  Nameless at first, he soon became referred to as Bugs’ Bunny – and the name stuck.
5.  Some of the fastest rabbits can run at over 35mph – that’s some speed!
6.  In the time of the Aztecs, cocoa beans were used as a form of currency.  The cost of a rabbit?  4 cocoa beans
7.  Rabbits can see behind them but have a blind spot in front of them
8.  The longest recorded rabbit’s ears belonged to an English Lop called Nipper’s Geronimo – and measured in at a whopping 31 and 1/8 inches in length.  This was recorded in 2003 at the American Rabbit Breeders Association National Show.
9.  Rabbits don’t sweat.  Instead, they regulate their body temperature through their ears, which have a major network of blood vessels.  However, I have read some reports that say rabbits have some rather inefficient sweat glands in their lips.  As of today I’ve not been able to discover if this is, in fact, true.  Anyone out there in our SPS community know for sure?
10.  The Belgian Hare, despite its name, is actually a breed of rabbit.

So – over to you.  Perhaps you’re aware of some little known rabbit trivia – in which case, why not leave a comment and share with everyone.