EVOLUTION

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Biological data for Rabbits

Lifespan 5-10 years
Weight1-10 kg (breed dependent)
Dentition I 2/1 C 0l0 P 3/2 M 3/3
Respiratory rate30-60 breaths per minute
Heart rate 180-300 beats per minute
Blood volume 60 ml/kg
Rectal temperature 38.5-40°C
Water intake (daily) 50-150 ml/kg
Food intake (daily) 50 g/kg
Diet Alfalfa Grass hay, fresh vegetables like kale, cabbage, watercress, root vegetables and their leaves
Urine production (daily) 10-35 ml/kg
Sexual maturity 4-8 months (does earlier than bucks)
Estrous cycle Reflex ovulation
Estrus Jan-Oct
Length of gestation 28-32 days
Litter size 4-12
Birth weight 30 - 80g
Weaning age 6 weeks

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