Rabbits are mammals and one of the most commonly seen wild animals living in the UK. They are herbivores (which means plant-eaters) who need to continually gnaw at logs, sticks or other hard material, since their front teeth never stop growing, so have to be worn down.
Rabbits are very easy to breed and have litters of up to 12 babies (or ‘kittens’). Dwarf rabbits have smaller litters, up to about four young. Rabbits are easy to care for – they need hay or grass to eat, a fresh water supply and fresh fruit or vegetables daily, as well as the mixed rabbit food which you can see in their feed-bowls. If you spend time with your rabbit from the start, it should become tame and friendly as they often prefer to be in human’s company; although they can scratch or kick out if they don’t want to be petted. They need plenty of space to run and play and if well and happy, will live for five to ten years.