About Rabbits

About Rabbits

Rabbits are the 3rd most popular mammal kept as a pet in the UK after cats and dogs. Check out our information about rabbits and the different pet rabbit breeds.

Rabbits are mammals that belong to the Leporidae family under the Lagomorph order and have short furry tails, elongated ears and hind legs.  Find out more about rabbits.

There are over 50 species of rabbit.  Check out our list of rabbit species with their common, scientific and any alternative names.

The domestic rabbit is a descendent of the European wild rabbit which is a popular game animal and source of food in many countries.  Read how it came to be a popular pet. 
Rabbits are a popular pet but are sensitive animals with powerful hindlegs. Read why rabbits are a popular pet and the type of owner a rabbit would suit.
Pet rabbits behave similarly to their wild ancesters. Read about rabbit behaviour in the wild and how it compares to their behaviour in captivity.
This quick reference details the normal vital signs of a pet rabbit along with some facts about their anatomy.
Oryctolagus cuniculus is the European Rabbit that has been domesticated to become the pet rabbit.  View its scientific classification within the mammalia class.

There are many different pet rabbit breeds with each rabbit breed varying in size, shape and temperament. Check out our list of rabbit breeds linked to their breed profiles.