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Love Cute Bunnies? There are Lots of Them Here!

Some people have dogs, some have cats, and others have birds. However, for those of us who just want a pure bundle of love, we have a bunny. Whether sprawling on the floor, tucked up in a ball, or hopping about, bunnies are undeniably adorable.

For those who love them, I made this page for you to simply enjoy. Learn a few interesting facts about them, then please take the time to vote in my Cute Bunnies contest!



A Word About Those Teeth, Ears, and Nose

Rabbits are loved for those big ears, long teeth, and the little nose that never stops moving. But like most mammals, these same traits serve an important purpose.

Similar to dogs, rabbits have a keen sense of smell which is part of the reason you see their noses wiggling around so much. It allows them to identify other rabbits, find a mate, identify if an item is something he wants to consume as food, and become aware of a predator in time to get away.

Of course they also have great hearing. Those large ears not only help them hear, but they can help them to release body heat when they get too hot. (Pavia, 20)

And, what about their teeth? Well, those oversized front teeth allow it to nibble on vegetables and growing plants quickly. Their teeth actually never stop growing and in order to keep them from getting too long, they actually need to nibble on things to grind them down. Similar to humans, their front teeth are used to bite things off and their back teeth are used to chew. (Pavia, 17)

A Rabbit's Diet

Rabbits are of course herbivores, they eat only plant matter. They love to graze on grass but they do need variety and plenty of fiber to stay healthy and thrive.

Many domesticated rabbits consume a diet of pellets primarily. Grass hay-based pellets are generally the best choice. These can provide the nutrients and fiber needed. Fresh greens like arugula, broccoli, carrot tops, clover, parsley, dark leaf lettuce such as romaine, and others can also be good (Pavia,101). Fresh greens however are not recommended for young rabbits under the age of six months (Schmidt, 63).

Fruits, in limited quantities, are often used as treats; apple slices, cantaloupe, peaches, strawberries, and more are some examples. Other high carbohydrate foods however should be avoided completely; beans, breads, cereals, chocolate, corn, nuts, and so forth can cause problems such as unhealthy weight gain and digestive problems (Pavia, 103).

About That Rabbit Coat

A rabbit's coat is prized. Throughout history these animals have been hunted for sport, for meat, and for their soft coat. Like a cat, rabbits spend a fair amount of time grooming that beautiful coat.

Domesticated bunnies are generally classified by four coat types.

  • Normal, which is a two layer coat about 1" long
  • Angora, which is a longer fur that gives the rabbit a fluffier look
  • Rex, which is a shorter coat than the Angora but is very velvety.
  • Satin, which has a finer, more transparent hair which gives it luster

Of course the coloring and pattern of the coat varies among the 45+ breeds. (Schmidt, 28)

How Big Is That Bunny?

Most rabbits are no larger than the average full grown house cat. But, not all of them, some are much smaller, and some are a bit larger. Rabbits are categorized into one of 5 size groups. Pavia defined these as:

  • Dwarf, for bunnies 2 to 3 pounds
  • Small, for those 4-5 pounds
  • Medium, for rabbits from 6-7 pounds
  • Large, for those 8-9 pounds
  • Giants, for any over 9 pounds

A Few More Interesting Facts

Like deer, rabbits can be called "bucks" which are male or "does" which are female. However, their babies are referred to as "kits" (like kittens).

As discussed above, a good diet is important, but so is exercise because without it, a bunny can develop problems such as osteoporosis (weak bones) just like people. Therefore it is important to play with a rabbit daily and to assure that the cage or hutch it lives in gives it enough space to move around (Pavia, 18).

Rabbits who live indoors can be trained to use a litterbox, just like a cat. But unfortunately, they tend to live a shorter life, with an average lifespan of roughly 7-10 years. Just like with dogs though, the larger the breed of rabbit, the shorter their life expectancy.


Some of the More Famous Rabbit Breeds

As stated previously there a large variety of purebred rabbits, but there are also many mixed breed rabbits. Among the purebred population some of these stand out as far as popularity or their distinctive look:

  • Netherland Dwarfs: These little guys (as well as the Britannia Petite breed) are notable primarily for their diminutive size. Generally they weigh in under 2 1/2 pounds (Schmidt, 33, 45).
  • Flemish Giant: On the other side of the coin, this rabbit can weigh more than 14 pounds (Pavia, 39).
  • Lops: There are a variety of Lop breeds, but most of us know one when we see it. They have extraordinarily large ears that are typically hanging down rather than standing up.
  • Giant Angora: Both this rabbit and the French Angora have the long tufts of fur on their ear tips, making for a rather unique looking animal (Schmidt 30, 31).


Contestant #1

Our first contestant is a soft honey colored youngster who is just a handful of adorableness. Like most cute bunnies his fur looks caress-worthy and you know his tiny little nose would tickle your chin as you snuggle.

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Contestant #2

Our second nominee is a more serious bunny. He's clearly completely consumed by foraging for the perfect bit of salad at this point. You could scoop him up before he even knows you are there.

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Contestant #3

The only thing that's possibly better than a bunny, is two. Here are two of the little fluffballs munching on a snack. They are contestant #3.

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Contestant #4

Contestant #4 is an example of how precious it is to see animals looking kind of like people. Something about this little guy leaning over to get to his paw/palm reminds us of someone eating a messy taco or hotdog.


Contestant #5

Okay, I'll have to admit it, sometimes a rather forlorn looking rabbit can be the cutest. Sure part of the look is his floppy ears, but that tiny frown does nothing to disguise his low countenance. Contestant #5 doesn't look like he's having the best of days...maybe some love would help.

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Contestant(s) #6

Just a warning about these somewhat scruffy looking youngsters, they are addictive. I'm pretty sure too much of them and you could slip into a adorable induced coma. Together, they represent contestant #6.

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Contestant #7

Oh dear, our rabbit in the field is roaming free. I believe he has a song written about him "hopping down the bunny trail". He looks like no pet, he looks like a wild rabbit that we're just so lucky to have stumbled upon. No doubt about it, contestant #7 shows us that natural is cute too.

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Contestant(s) #8

He's confident, he's free, he's not a rabbit to be underestimated...but contestant #8 is still outrageously cute. Bunnies forage on hay, grass, and clover, but they like their fruit too. Hopefully he won't eat the seed though as that's bad news for rabbits.

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Contestant #9

This little guy is a dwarf Lion Head rabbit. It's clear he wants to win the contest, he's set up a studio appointment and hired a professional for the shoot! Reality is, he would be cute regardless.


Contestant #10

Contestant #10 is so precious! What is she thinking? I know what I'm thinking, she's so squeezable I may not be able to restrain myself.

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Contestant(s) #11

Caught in a minute of undeniable sweetness, this kit (yes, baby rabbits are called kittens too) is giving us the eye. She's contestant #11 and is a very worthy contender.


Contestant(s) #12

I think there is a conversation going on here. Why is it that a tiny rabbit is cute no matter what he's doing? Anyway, this is contestant #12 for your consideration.


Contestant #13

Let's see, what makes this bunny so adorable? The massive feet. No? Maybe the floppy ears. No? Ok, it's the the big brown eyes and the entire package that bowl you over.


Contestant #14

Oh, no. please tell me this bunny is not distressed. Hopefully he's just cleaning his face or perhaps, just face palming? Either way, he's still hopelessly adorable.

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Contestant #15

Maybe this is what rabbits do while we're not around. Maybe they hop just for our benefit? Anyway, clearly there are a lot of cute bunnies standing around on two legs, or haunches, or whatever. #15 is our final contestant for the cutest bunny.

Cast Your Vote! - Cute Bunnies May Be Born, But You Can Elect Them Too

Sources

Audrey Pavia. Rabbits For Dummies. Indianapolis, Indiana. Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2003. Book,

Horst Schmidt. Rabbits Today: A Complete Authoritative Guide. Neptune, N.J. ©yearBOOKS, Inc. 1996. Book

© 2009 Ruth Coffee

Let Us Know You Stopped By!

Lenda on January 31, 2020:

Adorable Big Footed Bunny

Isobel on September 07, 2019:

I couldn't. Vote for any because i thought they were all equally. CUTE .!!

anonymous on June 17, 2013:

these bunnies are so adorible im 5th grade going to 6th. I love the snowshoe hare. So fluffy baby bunnies.;)

anonymous on May 19, 2013:

I love the page. These bunnies are adorable!

Ikey4088 on April 09, 2013:

Very cute bunnies - loved the lens and number 13 was my fav.

loopylooh on January 30, 2013:

I love them all, Its good to find someone whos as bunny mad as me

JeffGilbert on January 28, 2013:

This is a great page!!! So many cute bunnies... Thanks for making it... :)

anonymous on January 13, 2013:

Number13 was adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous on December 22, 2012:

i have a cute rabbit who is a netherland dwarf.

anonymous on November 29, 2012:

The cutest bunny!

anonymous on November 09, 2012:

I LOVE #6!!!!!!

anonymous on November 01, 2012:

yo dog number 12 is awesome

anonymous on November 01, 2012:

yo dog i love number 12

anonymous on November 01, 2012:

yo dog i love number 12

anonymous on November 01, 2012:

Number 1 is so cute he's winning

anonymous on October 27, 2012:

Who knows where I can buy a cute rabbit from the uk London

And it has to be a baby

anonymous on September 08, 2012:

@purpleclouds: bunnys are cute! yes or no?

anonymous on August 06, 2012:

Absolutely adorable bunnies. Was very hard to decide which was the cutest!!!

anonymous on April 29, 2012:

so cool and cute

Miratex on April 29, 2012:

Very nice lens about bunnies do you have. I just added one also, but I stikll have to learn a lot . i mean how Squidoo works, but step by step. Nice lens

ikehook lm on April 27, 2012:

my sister had a couple bunny's when I was a kid, nice lens

Pastor Cher from United States on March 08, 2012:

This was a clever idea. How cute. I enjoyed the videos... didn't know bunnies played with toys.

anonymous on March 06, 2012:

We have our own bunny, Honey and they fascinate me!

MelonyVaughan on February 27, 2012:

Bunnies are such beautiful and gentle creatures. No wonder children want them! Hey, even I want one! lol

micimurici on February 19, 2012:

We had bunny as a pet. They re very cute and good pets.

navalava lm on January 27, 2012:

They are cute, indeed. :)

I love bunnies and I am the owner of one myself. It is endless fun having bunny around. Evrything they do is cute.

anonymous on January 21, 2012:

AWWW!!!That Multi-coloured lop!!!

purpleclouds on January 21, 2012:

hahah, I love the one with glasses :)

Edutopia on January 15, 2012:

Awesome lens! My sister had two pet rabbits when she was a kid and those two were the best little pets a kid could ask for.

MaddieMaddie on December 30, 2011:

Adorable!! Bunnies are my all time favorite animal :) <3

Liveliferead LM on December 23, 2011:

Sooo cute!!! I LOVE the video of the bunny eating a carrot, adorable!

jadehorseshoe on December 23, 2011:

FINE looking beasties. Nifty lens!

vidiku on December 21, 2011:

Bunny pics are very adorable. Nice lens!

LotusLandry from Southern California on October 02, 2011:

Saying hi from Parker Industries Ltd (a story about a stuffed rabbit on /naming-of-the-animals). Wish I could have a bunny but husband says NO.

Blackspaniel1 on September 13, 2011:

Beautiful images

Aleayah on September 03, 2011:

Wow bunnies! wish I had one... your lense is indeed interesting and sooo cute... I'm having fun scrolling you page and looking bunnies pictures.. LOVE! LOVE

fashionistadiva on August 25, 2011:

I have a bunny and they are the cutest nicest smartest little things in the world!!!!

bossy gal on August 20, 2011:

cute..cutest lens..

anonymous on August 06, 2011:

Hi mulberry,

Really cute bunny lense. We had white dwarf bunnies years ago when we performed close-up magic for adults, and funny magic shows for kids. We performed the magic, but the adorable bunnies stole the show.

'Houdidi' was the smallest of our magic bunnies, and he won his name because even though he was the tinniest, he was the only bunny to always escape from the cage! :)

N T T

Murphypig on July 17, 2011:

adorable! I love bunnies! soooo cute!

Shelly Sellers from Midwest U.S.A. on July 05, 2011:

It was a hard to pick just one bunny! Thanks for the darling pictures and a fun page.

serenity4me lm on July 04, 2011:

They are all so cute! I want them.

bikerministry on June 15, 2011:

Fun lens, thanks.

67Shelbygal on June 09, 2011:

So sweet. Such a cute Lens!

THarmonArt on May 08, 2011:

As a person who is "owned" by two bunnies, a hotot mix and a Flemish Giant, I really enjoyed looking at all this cute bunny fluffiness. Very cute lens :)

Bizzyluvsanimals on April 28, 2011:

These bunnies are so adorable :) cute lens

LensSeller on April 18, 2011:

An excellent way to spend some time while drinking my coffee, your lens has certainly put a smile on my face - thank you!

Heard_Zazzle on March 31, 2011:

It was so hard to choose just one! They are precious!

Susan

JublyJem on March 28, 2011:

At one point i had 6 bunnies from a rescue home. They all lived out their lives very happiliy. i miss them so much! you might have just inpried me to go and rescue my next bunny! thank you!

raffael lm on March 23, 2011:

So wonderful and adorable bunny lens .. dear mulberry. 5 stars for you. :)

anonymous on March 22, 2011:

How sweet! One summer our Samantha had 13 little ones that we let hop around the yard like little living white lawn ornaments, gosh they were sweet. Well, that is until the problem arose that they were also hopping up to the neighbors garden buffet and we had to catch them all, whew!

anonymous on January 13, 2011:

Their like soooo adorible!!!I want them all!!!

anonymous on January 13, 2011:

Their like soooo adorible!!!I want them all!!!

Philippians468 on January 11, 2011:

bunnies are such a joy! they way they wriggle their noses makes me melt! lovely lens! cheers

Marina K on December 19, 2010:

Yay for bunnies! Such a cute lens!!

beckyf on December 16, 2010:

Awwwww, they're all so cute! I'm adding your link to my Squidpaws lens. :)

anonymous on December 07, 2010:

this is awesome specaly like the ickle bunny rabbits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

evitaa on November 13, 2010:

They are adorable.I want them all...Thanks for very nice lens. :-))

AmbrosiaPopsicle on November 12, 2010:

So cute I can hardly stand it! :)

Andy-Po on November 01, 2010:

Very cute. I have lots of wild bunnies hopping around a couple of hundred yards away in my local park.

VarietyWriter2 on October 12, 2010:

Congrats on your Purple Star for this lens!

emmaklarkins on October 10, 2010:

Came here for pictures of cute bunnies. Was not disappointed :)

poutine on October 10, 2010:

All those pictures look so cute, but the bunny in my yard ate my yellow beans last year and I was very upset.

JJNW from USA on October 10, 2010:

So cute!! Bunnies are just precious.

* * * Blessed By A SquidAngel * * *

For an adorable lens full of the cutest bunny pictures!

Jacqueline Marshall from Chicago area on October 07, 2010:

After a difficult day at work this lens was perfect. Very enjoyable!

Ruth Coffee (author) from Zionsville, Indiana on October 06, 2010:

@anonymous: How sweet, I would love it. We must share some gene, I would adopt just about anything.

anonymous on October 06, 2010:

I own seven rescued bunnies who all live indoors with me and my husband. They're all such a joy to us I often wonder how boring life must have been without our funny, precious bundles of fluff

Magicality LM on September 30, 2010:

#13 looks cutylisious!

aliwatson on September 23, 2010:

Obviously my own little fuzzbum is the cutest bunny in the world but these guys run a close second, gorgeous pics I so enjoyed looking at them.

ElizabethJeanAl on September 21, 2010:

There are all so adorable but I'm going with the first one. He's so cute.

anonymous on September 20, 2010:

OMG, you almost made me want to get another bunny! Now, stop that! We had a Flemish Giant and a mini lop .... then we had 5 more bunnies! Two of the babies came out looking like lionheads. ???? The rest looked like Flemish with confused ears. :)

anonymous on September 19, 2010:

Oh yes, we love our bunnies in this house too. Cute lens!!

amychantelle on September 17, 2010:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://i44.tinypic.com/2vmer6u.jpg&imgrefurl=http://alchessmist-images.blogspot.com/2010/04/bab... check this pic out!

amychantelle on September 17, 2010:

I love rabbits! We have 2 dutch rabbits, im busy on a caring for rabbits lens, not published yet... Its so adorable!!

MissPuppy on September 15, 2010:

This is such a cute page! I love it!! well done.

The-Java-Gal on September 11, 2010:

All the bunnies were adorable. I am glad it is not up to me to pick a winner. Thanks for a nice little pick me up with these wiggly nosed bundles of fluff.

pkmcr from Cheshire UK on September 01, 2010:

Love this lens! Blessed by a passing Squid Angel as they hopped on by :-)

anonymous on August 20, 2010:

I fell in love with each and every bunny <3

dreamerlady on April 18, 2010:

These are just absolutely fabulous!!! It was hard to decide on the cutest. Just loved the contest & the pics sent them to my Facebook page. They are sure to bring smile & even laughs to all.

Jeanette from Australia on February 24, 2010:

How absolutely gorgeous. I can't decide which one I like the best! I've lensrolled this page to my Bunny coloring pages.

anonymous on February 23, 2010:

who won i voted for bunny #14 but i also really liked bunny #1

Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on February 22, 2010:

Oh, these are such precious bunnies. I enjoyed seeing all of them and loved the contest. Such fun!

Treasures By Brenda from Canada on February 02, 2010:

I knew you were going to ask me to pick and I knew I was totally unable to in the face of all this cuteness. These bunnies'll have to hop on over to munch on some of my carrots!

lasertek lm on January 26, 2010:

Cute bunny lens! Hope you could add new information about the bunnies you have featured. 5*

Andy-Po on January 01, 2010:

Very cute

Themiscorkscrew on December 01, 2009:

AWWWW! So adorable love this lens!

Shelly Sellers from Midwest U.S.A. on September 05, 2009:

We have lots of cute bunnies in our yard too ;) Nicely done and the photos are sooo cute! 5 stars Bunny Lover!

fifilaroach on July 20, 2009:

Great lens

my 7 year old daughter made a cute video on how to take care of rabbits. Fun!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeCxSLxCUE8

meggdesign on May 30, 2009:

Yeahhh cute bunnies :) I love them!

rebeccahiatt on April 29, 2009:

So cute, my daughter has been raising bunnies. She just adores them.

Achim Thiemermann from Austin, Texas on April 28, 2009:

Blessed bunnies - the cutest thing in the world! :-)

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