Rabbits are small mammals that live in most places in the world. But what do rabbits eat? This post will answer that question, and then look at some interesting facts about rabbits.
What Do Rabbits Eat?
Rabbits are herbivores, which means that they don’t eat other animals. They like to eat grass, flowering plants (called forbs) and leafy weeds. There is a lot of cellulose in these foods. Cellulose is very hard to digest which means that rabbits don’t get many nutrients out of their food. To solve this problem they eat soft black pellets of poo (feces) that they excrete just after eating! It sounds disgusting, but rabbits get more nutrients out of their food by eating their poo so the food can be better digested.
Interesting Facts About Rabbits
- Rabbits are timid creatures and they often hide in rabbit holes if they feel threatened.
- Rabbits are pregnant for about 30-32 days.
- Baby rabbits are born blind and hairless. This is how rabbits are distinguished from hares. Baby hares are born with hair and they are able to see.
- Some people keep rabbits as pets. They usually keep them in small wooden boxes to keep them safe from other animals.