Friday, April 6, 2012

I Smell Some ... Bunny

 The westies have been at the other end of the deck more than usual.
  I thought they just liked sunning themselves there
and while that may be true there is another underlying plot at foot!
 For the past several nights the westies have been barking
 at the area around this pot.  It got so bad - the barking that is - that
 I was forced to look more closely at the said area.
That's when I discovered this tiny hole in the planter pot.
Who Would Have Thought
I was shocked to find out what was hiding inside that tiny hole.
 How could a mother rabbit give birth to a baby inside such a small space.


Rabbits are not rodents, they are lagomorphs.
A male rabbit is a buck.   A female rabbit is a doe.
A baby rabbit is a kit.
When the doe gives birth her babies are collectively referred to as a litter.
The gestation period for a rabbit averages 31 days.
A rabbits teeth never stop growing. 
Bunnies get weaned at about 8 weeks old.
Adult bunnies can weigh between 2 lbs - 20 lbs depending on breed.
Rabbits can purr similar to a cat.
Domesticated rabbits are born without fur.
Domesticated rabbits eyes do not open until they are about 2 weeks old.
Rabbits need hay to assist the digestive system and prevent fur balls in their stomach.
A group of rabbits is called a herd.
A group of rabbits live in a warren.
Mothers typically only feed their kits about 5 minutes a day.
 Rabbits have 28 teeth.
Rabbit droppings make an excellent garden fertilizer.
A 4 pound rabbit will drink as much water as a 20 pound dog.
Bunnies love to chew.  Rabbits do not hibernate.
Rabbits can jump 36″ and higher.  Rabbits can suffer heat stroke.
Rabbits can see behind them, but have blind spot in front of their face.
When rabbits are happy, they will jump and twist, this is called a binky.
Rabbits can start breeding as early as 3-4 months of age.
Predators can literally scare a rabbit to death.
Does will pull fur when pregnant to assist in the building of their nest.
The only place a rabbit sweats is through the pads on its feet.
Rabbits eat their own night droppings called cecotropes.
Baby Bunny Needs A Name
If you have a suggestion for a name please leave it in
the comment section.  The only name I can come up with is Hoppy.
You think Julep never saw a bunny before!
The barking and carrying on was so bad last night
that Wilson had to actually pick up Julep and
carry her inside the house.  Derby at least
listened when I said get in the house.
We'll see what tonight brings when the 
baby comes out again to feed.


  1. Well, that must be the EASTER BUNNY! BOL

    Have a wonderful Easter!


  2. Have a Very Joyous Easter.
    For about the last ten years bunnies have nested under my dinnette window, they are a joy to watch. Easter should be the name for the bunny.
    Sweet William The Scot