Life history

Animal Scene - - ANIMAL APPEAL -

(Source: Royal So­ci­ety for the Preven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals, 2015)

Sci­en­tific Name: Oryc­to­la­gus cu­nicu­lus Ges­ta­tion Pe­riod: Ap­prox­i­mately 28-34 days Name of Young: Kit/ kit­ten Lit­ter Size: Varies; ap­prox­i­mately av­er­age of 5-8 Eyes Open: Ap­prox­i­mately af­ter 7-11 days Wean­ing Age: Af­ter 42-56 days Pu­berty: Varies with size and type of rab­bit, ap­prox­i­mately 3-8 months Adult Weight: Varies greatly, can be up to ap­prox­i­mately 10kg Life Ex­pectancy: 8-12 years

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