In 1859, a guy released 24 rabbits for hunting into the wild in Australia, a country which had no native rabbit population then. By 1920, their population increased to 10 billion. This is the fastest spread ever recorded of any mammal.
Left unchecked, an unspayed rabbit and her intact female descendants can produce more than 1300 offspring in a year. Over the course of five years this number balloons exponentially to more than 94 million.
Okunoshima, Japan (aka Rabbit Island) has thousands of wild rabbits which began from only 5 released there in the ’60s. Since there are no natural predators to keep the rabbit population in check and tourists feed them, the rabbits have no fear of people and will swarm them with cuddles.
Because rabbits are an invasive species, it’s illegal in Queensland (Australia) to own a pet rabbit unless you can prove that you’re a magician.
In 1859, English settler Thomas Austin released only 24 rabbits onto his property in Australia, stating “The introduction of a few rabbits could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting.” By the 1920’s the population reached 10 billion. The situation was so dire that a fence was built across Australia to prevent rabbits from migrating into Western Australian farmland. However, the rabbits merely dug under the fence.
You should not ever give rabbits a full body bath, because they may possibly die from shock.
Biologically, rabbits are much more similar to small horses than the rodents most associate them with.
In 1859, 24 rabbits were set loose in Australia (non-native to the country). By 1926, the rabbit population had reached 10 Billion.
People eating well on a diet of only rabbit have actually starved to death. It’s because the body uses it’s own vitamins and minerals to digest it.
Rabbits need to eat their own poop in order to properly digest grass.