Monday, April 8, 2013

Today we visited the studio of NBC26 Green Bay with some of our furry farm animals. As we begin preparing for our May 1st opening we find a lot of new baby farm animals being born. We wanted to share a few of them with you here.

  • A male rabbit is a buck, a female rabbit is a doe, the baby rabbit is a kit (short for kitten) and the kits collectively are referred to as a litter. 
  • The mother doe will pull hair from her chest to line her nest making her nest a nice warm place for her kits.
  • Rabbits are born hairless and blind. Their eyes do not open until they are 10-14 days old.
  • Does do not pick up and move their rabbits like dogs or cats. Therefore, if a kit is born outside of the nest you must move it to the nest for the rabbit.
  • Rabbit teeth grow throughout their life, thus necessitating constant chewing to keep them from growing too long.
  • A four pound rabbit will drink as much water as a 20 pound dog.
  • Domestic rabbits cannot breed with wild rabbits. (Difference in chromosome numbers won’t allow it.)
  • The only place a rabbit sweats is through the pads on its feet.
  • A pet rabbit can live as long as 10 years.
  • The largest recorded number of kits born in a litter is 24!
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