The scientific name used for rabbits is Oryctolagus cuniculus. They belong to mammal family, which means females give birth to babies and feed their babies with their own milk. In these animals, male ones are called bucks, and females are called as doe. The babies of these astonishing animals are called kits. These fluffy animals usually live on grassland and wetlands.

They are known to be kept as pets in different parts of the world like cats and dogs, they are small and one of the fascinating pets. Bunnies have lengthy ear but their tail is short, they have big and sharp teeth as well which gets bigger and bigger throughout their life. Their legs are large and strong which helps them to run faster than most of the animals.

These fluffy animals only eat vegetables, fruits, and plants because they are herbivores. Their eating habits include seeds, grass, broccoli, and leaves. If you are keeping a rabbit as a pet, make sure to feed your bunny with a lot of fruits and vegetables.


Their population is more than 700 million all over the world. If we look at their country wise population, china comes first on that list with 235 million while Australia has around 200 million rabbits. Uzbekistan has approximately 195 million, and Ukraine has more than 4 million population of rabbits.

Till 2018, there were 14 million population of pet bunnies throughout the world but this number increasing day by day. In different parts of South Asia, many individuals and families love to own these fascinating animals. In the United Kingdom, The number of these animal pets is around 1.5 million.


There are 51 breeds that are accepted by the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Here is a list of breed names with their origin and average lifespan.

BreedsOriginAverage Lifespan
    Britannia petite  England7 to 10 years
   Beveren  Belgium5 to 8 years
  Argente Brun  France8 to 10 years
  American rabbits  California8 to 12 years
  American sable  California5 to 8 years
  Californian  California5 to 10 years
Blanc de Hotot  France7 to 10 years
Belgian hare  Belgium7 to 11 years
American fuzzy lop  The United States5 to 8 years
American chinchilla rabbit  France4 to 8 years
Cinnamon  China6 to 8 years
Dwarf Hotot  France5 to 10 years
English lop  England4 to 7 years
Flemish giant  Belgium6 to 10 years
English angora rabbits  Turkey4 to 8 years
Dutch  England6 to 9 years
Champagne d’Argent  France7 to 9 years
Creme d’ argent  France7 to 10 years
English spot  England6 to 8 years
Checkered giant rabbits  France5 to 8 years
French lop  France10 to 13 years
Giant chinchilla  France8 to 9 years
Himalayan  Himalayas5 to 10 years
Giant angora  Turkey10 to 12 years
Florida white  The United States5 to 8 years
Harlequin  France8 to 12 years
Holland lop  Netherland7 to 10 years
French angora  Turkey8 to 12 years
Havana  Netherland5 to 10 years
Jersey wooly  New Jersey7 to 10 years
Mini rax  France10 to 12 years
Lilac  England9 to 13 years
Netherland dwarf Netherland7 to 11 years
Columbia basin pygmy Rabbit Unknown3 to 5 years
Palomino Washington5 to 8 years
Rex France9 to 12 years
Mini lop Germany8 to 12 years
Mini satin  The United States10 to 12 years
Lionhead  Belgium7 to 9 years
New Zealand  The United States5 to 8 years
Polish  England6 to 8 years
Satin angora  Turkey5 to 10 years
Silver fox  Ohio7 to 10 years
Standard chinchilla  France10 to 20 years
Dwarf lop  Germany10 to 15 years
Thrianta  Netherland5 to 10 years
Satin  The United States6 to 9 years
Silver  Unknown7 to 10 years
Silver marten  The United States4 to 8 years
Tan  England8 to 10 years
Rhinelander  Germany8 to 12 years

Famous Rabbit Breeds

Here you will see the list of famous bunny breeds in the world.

  • Lionhead
  • Californian
  • Dutch
  • Holland Lop
  • French Lop
  • Netherland Dwarf
  • Flemish Giant
  • Dwarf papillon
  • Mini Lop
  • Mini Rex

Rarest Breeds

Here we have mentioned some rarest breeds throughout the world.

  • Blanc de Hotot
  • Belgian hare
  • American blue
  • Riverine
  • Rhinelander
  • American chinchilla
  • Silver fox
  • Pointed Beveren
  • Swiss fox
  • American sable

Colors and Patterns:

There are various colors and patterns which make them one of the astonishing animals. They have a wide range of colors and shades of their coat fur and its challenging to mention exact number of their colors and patterns.. Following is the list of the colors and patterns of these fluffy animals.

Solid Color Patterns

A single color on rabbit’s body means it’s a solid color rabbit. Some solid colors are classified below:

  • Black
  • White
  • Blue (Gray)
  • Lilac
  • Brown

Blue Fur Patterns

Blue color in rabbits is also classified into many colors, which are:

  • Slate blue
  • Blue steel
  • Blue otter

Chocolate Fur Patterns

Chocolate color also has many categories in rabbits.

  • Chocolate steel
  • Dark brown color
  • Chocolate tortoiseshell
  • Chocolate agouti

Frosted Pearl Fur Patterns

3 Main colors include under this pattern, which are:

  • Chocolate
  • Black
  • Blue

Pointed White Fur Pattern

4 Maine colors included in this pattern are:

  • Blue
  • White
  • Chocolate
  • Black

Sable Fur Pattern

3 Colors come under this pattern, which are:

  • Cream
  • Grayish brown color
  • Dark black

Self-group Fur Pattern

Different colors that come under this pattern are:

  • Ruby eyed-white
  • Solid Black
  • Blue eyed-white
  • Solid blue

Silver Fur Pattern

Silver color in rabbits can also be explained in following patterns.

  • Whitish Silver
  • Pure Silver
  • Chocolate Shaded Silver
  • Blackish Silver
  • Blue Mixed with Silver

Tortoise Fur Patterns

Rabbits are also available in tortoiseshell pattern just like cats. Following are some colors that come under this pattern.

  • Orange
  • Chocolate
  • Black
  • Dark black
  • Blue

Castor Fur Pattern

Following four are main colors in this pattern.

  • Orange
  • Brown
  • Blue
  • Red

Rabbit Senses:

They have 5 senses like humans, these senses help them to survive in wildlife.


Rabbits have good power of smell, their sense of smell helps them to recognize other animals. These fluffy animals have around 100 million scent cells. They blink their nose in the air “up and down” to recognize a scent.


Their large ears helps them to detect voices from a far place. There is a big gap between the hearing power of cony and humans, rabbits can hear sound in the range of 360 hertz to 42,000 hertz while human hearing range is 64 hertz to 23,000 hertz.


Rabbit eyes are located on the side part of their head which is why they have a wider angle view and can see in all directions. Rabbits can’t focus well like humans but their wider-angle vision allows them to stay away from wild animals.


Bunnies have more taste buds as compared to humans, they have around 17,000 taste buds while humans have 9,000. These animals can taste all things that are sour, salty, sweet, and bitter. Along with that, they can also identify the toxic plants while living in wildlife.


With the help of their whiskers, they can easily feel different things surrounding them. These majestic animals have whiskers on the top of their eyes, nose, cheeks, and mouth.

Personality Traits:

Bunnies could have various types of personality traits such as affectionate, curious, aggressive, etc. You might see different kinds of personalities in different breeds. The main thing that develops the personality of rabbits is the environment, a bunny who lives as a pet would have a completely different genre of personality than a bunny who lives in a forest.

If you have both male and female pets, you might have seen the personalities of both genders are different from each other. Male bucks usually have kind, gentle, and polite kind of personalities meanwhile, female doe often have a laid-back, curious, and considerate nature.


Rabbits are smart and highly intelligent creatures, due to this people love to own them. These animals can learn several tricks in a short time so training them would be an easy job for you, bunnies would respond to your all commands but make sure to train these bunnies in a calm manner so they will easily get all things. They can also recognize their name if you call them. So, first give them a name and then start communicating them them.


Bunnies loves to find and explore things such as environment and different objects. They are curious by nature and even introvert rabbits have curious personality. Their curiosity makes them an interesting pet.


These fascinating creatures show aggression towards their owner when they feel scared. Sometimes, bunnies bites the person who is in front of them when they are in aggression. Make sure to avoid interacting with them in their aggressive mood.

Rabbits as Pets

Rabbits in home

Bunnies are known as one of the most famous pet animals throughout the world. Due to their small size, many people prefer rabbits when they are thinking about owning a pet. These fluffy animals also have the guts to make astonishing indoor pets.

They are cute and adorable pets and will surely add charm to your house. You don’t need a spacious space to keep them, they can easily adjust themselves in a small space. These majestic animals are easy to handle because of their size.

Make sure to get complete information about the advantages and disadvantages of rabbits as pets before going to own them. Following is the list of pros and cons of these animals as pets, if you are serious about making them your pet then don’t forget to check the below list.

Pros & Cons:


  • These fluffy animals are easy to handle.                                                                      
  • No big space needed for them.
  • These pets are cute and funny.
  • You can easily groom them.
  • As they are herbivores, their diet is very simple.
  • They are not expensive like other pets.
  • They come in various colors so you would have many options while buying them.
  • They are friendly by nature.
  • Their care and training is easy.
  • The lifespan of a cony is longer than many pets.


  • These pets always want their owner’s attention.
  • Their veterinary costs are high.
  • They shed a lot.
  • You might see them scratching things.
  • They have a lot of health problems.
  • Sometimes they can be aggressive.
  • Bunnies don’t like to interact with other pets.
  • Rabbits run very fast.
  • They need regular exercise.
  • They have behavioral issues as well.

Rabbit Life in the Wild:

As we know, bunnies are famous to keep as pets but there are some who have to live in wild life. They usually have a large group, live in underground burrow to protect themselves from different kinds of wild animals.

These cute animals’ life is not easy while living in a wildlife. They have to do all things by themselves such as searching for food, finding a safe place to live, face different wild animals etc. That’s why their life expectancy is limited than the one who live as a pet.

It will be a big step if we start to adopt these wild animals to give them a secure life. They can become amazing pets. If you can’t afford to own them, make sure to help these kinds of wild animals by feeding them.

Care Routine:

It is essential to know how to take care of a pet, especially a bunny pet. Make sure to focus on their grooming, environment, health care, a well-balanced diet, training, etc.


Their grooming includes cleaning your pet’s whole body parts by giving them a proper bath after a week or two weeks, and their nails trimming, every week or depending on their nail growth. Along with that, your pet’s fur should be trimmed and brushed to maintain their looks.


You have to be conscious while giving space to your pet, they should feel comfortable and secure where they stay. Make sure that you bring a large cage so 4 to 5 rabbits can live easily there.

Health Care

Rabbits often get affected by many health problems such as heat stroke, diarrhea, and infections. To avoid these common problems in your pet, don’t forget to take them to the vet every month because sometimes those common diseases can be life-threatening.

Balanced Diet

Their diet should include hay, vegetables, grass, fruits, and pellets. You can feed them with different vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, and mustard greens. Fruits that you can add to your pet’s diet includes blueberries, banana, and strawberry.


The training process of rabbits is quite similar to the training of dogs and cats. They are very smart animals, bunny can learn many things and tricks in a very short time such as spin on cue, jumping, and fetch. They can’t stand loud noises, so make sure to train them with patience.

The Lifespan of Rabbits:

Every owner wants his pet to live with him forever because of the attachment and bonding with a pet but it can’t happen because everything has an end. The average lifespan of these fluffy animals is 10 to 14 years, make sure that you take good care of them, so if not forever at least your pet can live with you for 10 to 14 years.

Lifespan as Pet

A Pet rabbit’s lifespan is always longer than those who live independently. Food and health care matter a lot in every pet’s lifespan but the main thing is love and care that every owner should give to his pet. Their lifespan also increases when the owner gives them complete attention.

The lifespan of pet bunnies also depends on their breed, there is a difference between the lifespan of Californian and mini-lop rabbits. The Californian breed can live up to 6 to 10 years while the mini-lop breed has an average lifespan of 9 to 13 years.

Lifespan in the Wild

There is a huge difference between the lifespan of wild bunnies and the lifespan of pet bunnies. Both rabbits have dissimilar lives due to their environment, diet, etc. When wild cony get affected by any disease or when they are in need of food no one is there to look after them.

While living in forests, they face many dangers such as wild animals, and people who bother them. Wild cony live independently but they don’t have a safe environment in wildlife as they get in captivity.

LifestyleAverage Lifespan
Pet life10 to 14 years
Wild life2 to 5 years


The world’s biggest size is Darius of Flemish giant breed. He was 4 feet, 3 inches long, and his weight was around 22 kg.

Blue and Lilac are two of the rarest colors of a bunny, it is very difficult to find these animals in these two colors.

The first vaccine should be given to a bunny at the age of 5 weeks, you can give them myxo RHD plus to protect your pet from Myxomatosis disease.

The minimum price of a bunny can be between $20 to $40 which is much cheaper than most of the other pets such as dogs and cats.

There are different places where you can easily adapt or purchase these fluffy animals, such as local shelters, rescue centers, rabbit agencies, and animal shelters.


Rabbits are one of the social and intelligent animals. They know how to live independently and as pets. Bunnies can be amazing family pets that make great atmosphere in a house. If you have busy routine so don’t worry, they can live independently. They are energetic by nature and love to play with kids. Their lifespan is also longer so you can spend many years of years with these fascinating creatures.

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