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St Peter's Catholic Primary School

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

Rabbits

Meet Twinkle and Star, our school rabbits. They are both female rabbits (called does). Like guinea pigs, rabbits are also herbivores, which means that they only eat plants.

Like Robbie and Freddie, Twinkle and Star live in the animal enclosure in the Reception Early Years Outside area. They have a lovely big house to live in and plenty of grass and plants for them to nibble on.
 

Some interesting facts about rabbits: 

  • A female rabbit is called a doe and a male rabbit is called a buck.
  • A young rabbit is called a kit (or kitten).
  • Rabbits live in groups.
  • The European rabbit lives underground, in burrows. A group of burrows is known as a warren.
  • More than half of the world’s rabbits live in North America.
  • Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 10 cm (4 in).
  • Rabbits have a lifespan of around 10 years.
  • Rabbits are herbivores (plant eaters).
  • Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and without fur.