TIL the life of a wild rabbit is nasty, brutish, and short. Due to predators, disease, and food shortages, they rarely live past 1-2 years. Well-cared-for pet rabbits live 8-12 years. by whatilearned September 28, 2021, 9:58 pm Read more: https://bunnylady.com/rabbit-lifespan/ What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote brutishdiseaseduefoodLifelivenastypetpredatorsrabbitrabbitsrarelyshortshortagesTILToday I learnedWellcaredforwildyears See more Previous article A man and a woman who had never met find themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a train. Next article What gathering of people scares you? 6 Comments Leave a Reply It’s the same for squirrels. Squirrels can live over 20 years. The squirrels in my backyard rarely survive 2 years thanks to hawks. Log in to Reply Shit being fluffy and tasty. Log in to Reply Watership Down, y’all. Log in to Reply Why did you think they breed so much? Log in to Reply But those predators have to eat Log in to Reply They also have a heartbreakingly high death rate in domestic settings as well. At least when they are given as a gift. Last time I had the heart to check, something like 96% of all baby rabbits gifted on Easter die within the first year due to poor diet, harmful living conditions, and neglect. They’re super cute right up until they hit puberty and then become holy terrors unless you get them fixed. Everyone loves a baby bunny until it’s trashing its enclosure at 3am EVERY DAMN MORNING SHUT THE FUCK UP CHARLIE!!! What ends up happening is that people just put them in a small cage outside where they suffer from exposure and poor physical condition from being too confined. I’ve had mice, fish, cats, dogs, and now a rabbit and the latter has been easily the most demanding in terms of staying on the ball. If you take care of them, they are great. But they will punish you for every late meal or delay in cleaning their litter boxes. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.