Rabbits are well know for their reproductive habits however, only 15% of the babies survive the first year. They have a plant based diet and do not eat meat, typically eating between dusk and dawn as the low light allows them to hide from predators.
These rodents are very crafty and quick and can rotate their eyes 360 degrees. This allows them to look behind them without turning their head! They can cause havoc to your yard and garden chewing off and eating expensive plants and damaging landscaping. They often make nests under decks, sheds, porches and buildings during baby season. Rabbit droppings can infect pets with heartworm.
Rabbits can rotate their eyes 360 degrees and see behind itself without turning their head!
Rabbits commonly seen have a dense greyish-brown coat of fur and may have short ears with black tips or large grey ears with black tips. The snowshoe hare changes colour with the seasons, the white fur turning reddish or grayish brown for the summer. The Easter Cottontail has a short white puffy tail.
Rabbits are very social creatures and live in large groups called colonies. They like to live in fields, swamps, and woodlands, with lots of groundcover for hiding or burrowing. During the winter rabbits will seek shelter in thick bushes, solid fences, evergreen trees, hollowed out stumps and brush piles. They often make nests under decks, sheds, porches and buildings during baby season.
Rabbits start breeding at 6 to 9 months old and breed 3 to 4 times per year with a gestation period of approximately 31 days. After 4 to 5 weeks the baby can care for itself. In 2 to 3 months it is ready to start a family of its own. Rabbits typically live 1 to 2 years in the wild however kept in captivity can expect to live up to 10 years.
We always try to find the most humane and least stressful options in removing the nuisance animals. Sometimes different animals, pests or situations may require different solutions. We are always prepared for whatever wildlife or pest issue you have.