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Rabbit

(Oryctolagus cuniculus dom) Domestic rabbits are popular pets and occur in a great number of breeds. They are domesticated forms of the European wild rabbit and become sexually mature at the age of 3-4 months. Suckling period: about 6 weeks.

Order:Hare animals (Lagomorpha)
Family:Hares (Leporidae)
Weight:1-10 kilos, depending on breed.
Life span:Normally 6-8 years
Gestation period:30-33 days
Kits:Are born hairless and blind with a birth weight of 30-80 grams. The dwarf rabbit breeds seldom and gets more than 5 kits, whereas the bigger breeds may get more than 10.