Breeding: 3-4 litters a year; 1-9 young per litter
Description: Speckled brown-gray fur, big ears and eyes, puffy white tail
Habitat: Wooded and area land
Independence: 7 weeks (size of a baseball)
Lifespan: Average 15 months but can be up to 10 years
Rabbits Eating Gardens
The most effective protection is to build a fence. Chicken wire 2-feet high supported by posts every 6 to 8 feet apart will be strong enough for rabbits. Make sure the fence is buried 6 to 8 inches in the ground or staked securely to the ground to avoid pushing underneath. For individual plants cut the bottoms out of plastic bottles like milk containers or soda bottles and place over the plant.
Rabbits Chewing on Seedlings
Cut the bottoms out of plastic bottles like milk containers or soda bottles and place over the young tree. You can also use tree wrapping.