Weird and wonderful bunniesApril 09, 2022 | Last Updated August 29, 2022
One sure sign of spring is that you might starting seeing bunny rabbits everywhere. But did you know that these adorable, furry creatures have some unique differences from other animals?
Check out these amazing bunny facts.
Bunnies are awake at weird times of the day!
Bunnies are crepuscular (say “cre-PUS-kew-lar”). That means that they’re most active at dawn (just as the sun rises) and at dusk (when the sun sets).
Most animals are either diurnal or nocturnal. Diurnal animals are active during the day and sleep at night, like people, dogs and squirrels. Nocturnal animals sleep during the day and are active at night, like bats, owls and mice.
A bunny’s front teeth never stop growing!
After you lose your baby teeth, the teeth that grow in will stay the same size. And hopefully in the same place for the rest of your life — unless of course you have to get braces.
But unlike people, a bunny’s front teeth are open-rooted, which means that they grow and grow and grow! In fact, bunny teeth can grow up to 12 centimetres each year. That’s why bunnies like to chew, chew, chew!
In the wild, rabbits gnaw on twigs and bark to keep their teeth trimmed.
Bunnies have 360 degree vision (almost)!
A bunny’s eyes are located high on the sides of their head, allowing them to see in almost every direction, including behind them. They only have one small spot where they can’t see – right in front of their nose.
Bunnies are cute both big and small!
The smallest bunny species is really tiny — a Dwarf rabbit weighs only 1.3 kilograms. However, the biggest bunnies are Flemish Giant rabbits, and they can weigh up to 6.3 kilograms. That’s a big bunny!
Bunnies have their own special dance!
That’s right, bunnies do a special dance called a binky when they’re happy. They jump up high in the air and do a half-twist. What a great way to celebrate being a bunny!