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All About Rabbits

Rabbits gestate for only 30 days, and usually have litters of between 4 and 12 babies (kits), depending on the breed. Once the babies are born, the doe can mate and get pregnant again as soon as the following day.

With these facts, rabbit numbers can soon get out of control and can come into conflict with people and properties. When damage by rabbits occur in circumstances such as harming crops and plants, intense burrowing causing serious damage to buildings, sports fields, parks, highways, and riverside flood prevention, Rabbit populations become a problem a need to be controlled.

Axholme Pest Control have many years of experience in passing on technical advice on proofing and Control techniques to the general public, to providing complex solutions to farms, schools, sports fields and businesses. Also passing on up to date legislation on what is legally achievable taking into account non target and protected species.

If you have a rabbit problem, give Axholme Pest Control a call, we can give you a free no obligation quote, and one of our fully trained pest control technicians can give you professional advice and discuss treatments to resolve your situation.

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Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha (along with the hare and the pika). Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the world's 305 breeds of domestic rabbit. Sylvilagus includes thirteen wild rabbit species, among them the seven types of cottontail.

The European rabbit, which has been introduced on every continent except Antarctica, is familiar throughout the world as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet. With its widespread effect on ecologies and cultures, the rabbit (or bunny) is, in many areas of the world, a part of daily life—as food, clothing, and companion, and as a source of artistic inspiration. 

Male rabbits are called bucks; females are called does. An older term for an adult rabbit is coney, while rabbit once referred only to the young animals.

Another term for a young rabbit is bunny, though this term is often applied informally (especially by children) to rabbits generally, especially domestic ones. More recently, the term kit or kitten has been used to refer to a young rabbit.

A young hare is called a leveret; this term is sometimes informally applied to a young rabbit as well.  

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