the day, rabbits prefer to reside in vegetated patches, which they use
for protection from predators. At night, they move into open
prairie to feed.
A diverse diet of grasses, leaves, buds, tree bark, and roots. They
will also eat lettuce, cabbage, root vegetables, and grains.
The gestation cycle for a rabbit averages 31 days. Litter sizes
generally range between two and twelve rabbits. The young are born in a
burrow dug by the female, to which she returns once a day for four
weeks for them to
suckle. The rabbit's reproductive abilities were the inspiration
for the phrase "breeding like rabbits". They can reproduce from three
to four months of age. They can produce four to seven litters of
offspring per year;
a mature female can be pregnant continuously for up to eight months.
One single pair of mature rabbits is able to produce 30-40 offspring