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Interesting Trivia Facts about Rabbits quiz. Rabbits are known as fast little animals with long years and lots of smarts. Did you know that baby rabbits are called kittens? Are you thinking of owning or breeding some rabbits and want to test out how much you know about them? Take up this interesting quiz and get to do just that. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Rabbits belong to what mammalian order?

    • A.

      Chiroptera

    • B.

      Lagomorpha

    • C.

      Rodentia

    • D.

      Cetacea

    Correct Answer
    B. Lagomorpha
    Explanation
    Rabbits belong to the mammalian order Lagomorpha. This order includes rabbits, hares, and pikas. Lagomorphs are characterized by their specialized teeth, with two pairs of upper incisors, one small and one large, and a pair of lower incisors. They also have long hind limbs adapted for jumping and running. This distinguishes them from other mammalian orders such as Chiroptera (bats), Rodentia (rodents), and Cetacea (whales and dolphins).

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  • 2. 

    What breed of rabbit is most commonly used for research?

    • A.

      New Zealand White

    • B.

      French Lop

    • C.

      English Spot

    • D.

      Wheaten

    Correct Answer
    A. New Zealand White
    Explanation
    The New Zealand White breed of rabbit is most commonly used for research purposes. This breed is preferred due to its docile nature, large size, and ease of handling. They are also known for their white fur, which makes it easier to observe any changes or abnormalities in their appearance. Additionally, New Zealand Whites have been bred for their uniformity, making them ideal for scientific studies that require consistent and standardized subjects.

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  • 3. 

    You can litter train your rabbit, but what is important about their litter?

    • A.

      False. You cannot litter train a rabbit

    • B.

      Regular cat litter is sufficient

    • C.

      It needs to be cleaned twice daily

    • D.

      It should be edible

    Correct Answer
    D. It should be edible
    Explanation
    Rabbits have a natural instinct to eat their own droppings, a process known as coprophagy, which is important for their digestive system. Therefore, it is essential that their litter is edible so that they can safely consume it without any harm.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following are true concerning corprophagia in rabbits?

    • A.

      Called "cecotrophs"

    • B.

      Low in protein

    • C.

      Provides B vitamins

    • D.

      Conserves water

    • E.

      Decreases utilization of nitrogen

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Called "cecotrophs"
    C. Provides B vitamins
    D. Conserves water
    Explanation
    high in protein and increases utilization of nitrogen

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is true about rabbit restraint?

    • A.

      You can scruff them

    • B.

      You must always support the hind limbs

    • C.

      You can hold them by their ears

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. You can scruff them
    B. You must always support the hind limbs
    Explanation
    NEVER BY THE EARS, YOU SADIST!

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  • 6. 

    When collecting a large volume of blood, which vessel are you going to use?

    • A.

      Auricular artery

    • B.

      Jugular

    • C.

      Lateral saphenous

    • D.

      Cephalic

    Correct Answer
    A. Auricular artery
    Explanation
    The auricular artery is the correct vessel to use when collecting a large volume of blood. This artery is located near the ear and is easily accessible for blood collection. It is a good choice for collecting a large volume of blood because it is a larger vessel that can accommodate the amount of blood needed. The other options, such as the jugular, lateral saphenous, and cephalic, may not be suitable for collecting a large volume of blood due to their size or location.

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  • 7. 

    What is the rabbit's dental formula?

    • A.

      (2/2, 0/0, 2/2, 3/3)

    • B.

      (2/2, 0/0, 0/0, 3/3)

    • C.

      (2/1, 0/0, 3/2, 3/3)

    • D.

      (2/1, 0/0, 2/2, 3/3)

    Correct Answer
    C. (2/1, 0/0, 3/2, 3/3)
    Explanation
    also, remember that ALL teeth are open rooted.

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  • 8. 

    "My, what big ears you have!" "The better to _______"

    • A.

      Hear you with!

    • B.

      Relay information via bunny-ear sign language

    • C.

      Control my body temperature

    Correct Answer
    C. Control my body temperature
    Explanation
    The phrase "My, what big ears you have!" suggests that the speaker is commenting on the size of someone's ears. The response "The better to control my body temperature" implies that the person with big ears uses them to regulate their body temperature. This could be because larger ears have a greater surface area, allowing for more heat dissipation or because the blood vessels in the ears help to cool down the body.

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  • 9. 

    What do rabbits have in common with rats?

    • A.

      Same dental formula

    • B.

      Can't vomit

    • C.

      Same estrous cycle

    • D.

      More than one of these is correct

    • E.

      None of these is correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Can't vomit
    Explanation
    Rabbits and rats have the characteristic of not being able to vomit. This is due to the structure of their digestive system, which includes a strong sphincter muscle at the entrance of their stomach that prevents the backward flow of food. Unlike humans and some other animals, rabbits and rats lack the ability to regurgitate or expel the contents of their stomach. This is an important distinction between them and other animals, making it a common feature shared by rabbits and rats.

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  • 10. 

    What is true about male rabbits?

    • A.

      They have no nipples

    • B.

      Their testes never descend

    • C.

      They have 4-6 pairs of nipples

    • D.

      Their ears are longer than females

    Correct Answer
    A. They have no nipples
    Explanation
    Male rabbits do not have nipples. Nipples are a characteristic of female mammals that are used for nursing their young. Since males do not have the ability to produce milk, they do not possess nipples.

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  • 11. 

    What is the estrous cycle of a rabbit?

    • A.

      Seasonally polyestrous

    • B.

      Monoestrous

    • C.

      No true estrous

    • D.

      Continuously polyestrous

    Correct Answer
    C. No true estrous
    Explanation
    7-10 days of receptivity, followed by 1-2 days of non-receptivity

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  • 12. 

    Pseudopregnancy is common in rabbits.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pseudopregnancy is a condition in which a female animal, in this case, a rabbit, exhibits signs of pregnancy despite not being pregnant. This phenomenon is indeed common in rabbits. During pseudopregnancy, the rabbit may show behaviors such as nest building, weight gain, and mammary gland development, which mimic those of a pregnant rabbit. However, there is no actual pregnancy or presence of embryos. Pseudopregnancy is a natural occurrence in rabbits and is believed to be a result of hormonal fluctuations.

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  • 13. 

    Kits (baby rabbits) are born:

    • A.

      Deaf

    • B.

      Blind

    • C.

      Hairless

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Blind
    C. Hairless
    Explanation
    Kits (baby rabbits) are born blind and hairless. This is because their eyes are closed at birth and they rely on their sense of touch and smell to navigate their surroundings. Additionally, their lack of hair is due to their underdeveloped fur, which will grow in as they mature.

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  • 14. 

    What is the most common leukocyte in rabbits?

    • A.

      Monocytes

    • B.

      Lymphocytes

    • C.

      Neutrophils

    • D.

      Eosinophils

    Correct Answer
    B. Lymphocytes
    Explanation
    Lymphocytes are the most common leukocytes in rabbits. Leukocytes, also known as white blood cells, play a crucial role in the immune system. Lymphocytes are responsible for recognizing and destroying foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses, and producing antibodies. In rabbits, lymphocytes are abundant and essential for maintaining a healthy immune response. Monocytes, neutrophils, and eosinophils are also types of leukocytes, but they are not as prevalent as lymphocytes in rabbits.

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  • 15. 

    What color is rabbit urine?

    • A.

      Clear

    • B.

      White to yellow

    • C.

      Yellow to red

    • D.

      Brown

    • E.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    C. Yellow to red
    Explanation
    Rabbit urine can vary in color from yellow to red. This can be due to the presence of certain pigments or compounds in the urine, such as urobilin or porphyrins. The color can also be influenced by factors like diet, hydration levels, and any underlying health conditions. Therefore, it is normal for rabbit urine to range in color from yellow to red.

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  • 16. 

    Why is rabbit urine thick in consistency?

    • A.

      It has calcium carbonate

    • B.

      It doesn't have as much nitrogen

    • C.

      This only happens when they are low in magnesium

    • D.

      It has sulfur dibromide

    Correct Answer
    A. It has calcium carbonate
    Explanation
    Rabbit urine is thick in consistency because it contains calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate is a compound that can cause urine to become thick and chalky. This is a normal occurrence in rabbits and is not a cause for concern.

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  • 17. 

    Snuffles is caused by:

    • A.

      Clostridium

    • B.

      Pasteurella

    • C.

      Cheytiella

    • D.

      E. coli

    Correct Answer
    B. Pasteurella
    Explanation
    Snuffles is caused by Pasteurella. Pasteurella is a type of bacteria that commonly infects rabbits and can cause respiratory problems, including sneezing, nasal discharge, and difficulty breathing. It is a highly contagious bacterial infection that can spread quickly among rabbits in close proximity. Treatment usually involves antibiotics and supportive care to help alleviate the symptoms and prevent further complications.

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  • 18. 

    Coliobacilosis has a low mortality rate.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Coliobacilosis does not have a low mortality rate.

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  • 19. 

    Which disease causes a hemorrhagic edematous cecum?

    • A.

      Tyzzers

    • B.

      Coliobacilosis

    • C.

      Mucoid enteropathy

    • D.

      Enterotoxemia

    Correct Answer
    D. Enterotoxemia
    Explanation
    Enterotoxemia is a disease that causes a hemorrhagic edematous cecum. It is a condition commonly found in young ruminants, such as sheep and goats, and is caused by the overgrowth of Clostridium perfringens bacteria in the intestines. The bacteria produce toxins that damage the lining of the intestines, leading to inflammation, hemorrhage, and edema in the cecum. This can result in abdominal pain, diarrhea, and potentially life-threatening complications. Treatment typically involves supportive care and administration of antibiotics.

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  • 20. 

    What is the etiological agent of Tyzzer's disease?

    • A.

      Pseudomonas aeruginosa

    • B.

      Pasteurella multocida

    • C.

      Clostridium piliformis

    • D.

      Treponema paraluiscuniculi

    Correct Answer
    C. Clostridium piliformis
    Explanation
    Clostridium piliformis is the etiological agent of Tyzzer's disease. Tyzzer's disease is a bacterial infection that primarily affects rodents, causing gastrointestinal and liver lesions. Clostridium piliformis is a gram-negative, spore-forming bacterium that is commonly found in the environment. It is known to infect various species of animals, including rabbits, mice, and hamsters. The bacterium primarily targets the liver, causing necrotic lesions and inflammation. It is transmitted through ingestion of contaminated food or water. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent the spread of the infection and minimize its impact on the affected animals.

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  • 21. 

    What is a pathognomonic sign of mucoid enteropathy?

    • A.

      Necrotic foci on liver

    • B.

      Clear, gelatinous material in colon

    • C.

      Facial lesions from self infection

    • D.

      Mucousy diarrhea

    Correct Answer
    B. Clear, gelatinous material in colon
    Explanation
    A) is tyzzers, C) is venereal spirochetosis, D) is Coccidiosis

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  • 22. 

    What can you feed rabbits to treat hairballs?

    • A.

      Pears

    • B.

      Pineapples

    • C.

      Apples

    • D.

      Oranges

    Correct Answer
    B. Pineapples
    Explanation
    it contains protein-digesting enzymes

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  • 23. 

    Veneral spirochetosis is:

    • A.

      Zoonotic

    • B.

      Treated with penicillin

    • C.

      Rabbit syphilis

    • D.

      Can only effect the reproductive system

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Treated with penicillin
    C. Rabbit syphilis
    Explanation
    is not zoonotic and can cause facial lesions from self-infection

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  • 24. 

    Hutch Burn effects which area?

    • A.

      Dewlap

    • B.

      Feet

    • C.

      Nose/face

    • D.

      Anogenital area

    Correct Answer
    D. Anogenital area
    Explanation
    Hutch burn refers to a condition in rabbits caused by prolonged contact with wet or dirty bedding or surfaces. It typically affects the anogenital area, which includes the genital and anal regions. This area is more prone to developing hutch burn due to its sensitive and delicate nature. The constant exposure to moisture and irritants can lead to inflammation, redness, and discomfort in the anogenital area of rabbits.

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  • 25. 

    Pregnancy toxemia in rabbits occurs when?

    • A.

      During the first week of gestation

    • B.

      Mid-gestation

    • C.

      Last week of gestation

    • D.

      After parturition

    Correct Answer
    C. Last week of gestation
    Explanation
    Pregnancy toxemia in rabbits occurs during the last week of gestation. This condition is characterized by a metabolic imbalance, leading to a buildup of ketones in the blood. It typically occurs when the demand for energy exceeds the doe's ability to mobilize fat stores, resulting in a negative energy balance. The last week of gestation is a critical period when the fetus is rapidly growing, and the doe's energy requirements are at their highest. If not managed properly, pregnancy toxemia can lead to serious health complications for both the mother and the offspring.

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  • 26. 

    You can use nail trimmers to cut back rabbit's teeth.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    it might fracture the tooth

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  • 27. 

    Splay leg, when the rabbit can't adduct his hind legs, is:

    • A.

      Easily treatable

    • B.

      Cannot be treated

    • C.

      A genetic trait

    • D.

      Caused by trauma

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Cannot be treated
    C. A genetic trait
    Explanation
    Splay leg is a genetic trait in rabbits where they are unable to adduct their hind legs. This means that the condition cannot be treated as it is a result of their genetic makeup. Treatment options may not be effective in correcting the leg positioning, and the rabbit may have difficulty walking or moving properly. It is important for breeders to be aware of this genetic trait and take appropriate measures to prevent its occurrence in future generations.

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  • 28. 

    Uroliths are (common/uncommon) in rabbits because their urine has a (high pH/low pH)

    Correct Answer(s)
    common, high pH
    Explanation
    Uroliths are common in rabbits because their urine has a high pH. Uroliths, also known as bladder stones, are mineral deposits that can form in the urinary tract. In rabbits, these stones are more likely to occur due to their unique urine composition. Rabbits have a high pH in their urine, which creates an environment conducive to the formation of uroliths. The high pH allows certain minerals to precipitate and form stones. Therefore, it is common for rabbits to develop uroliths due to their high pH urine.

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  • 29. 

    Why is rotavirus seen in rabbits who are 30-80 days old?

    • A.

      They won't be exposed to it before this time

    • B.

      They have a bad reaction to the vaccine

    • C.

      The maternal antibodies protect them before this time frame

    • D.

      It is seen in immunocompromised animals and most kits are born healthy

    Correct Answer
    C. The maternal antibodies protect them before this time frame
    Explanation
    Rabbits who are 30-80 days old are protected from rotavirus infection by maternal antibodies. Maternal antibodies are passed from the mother to the offspring through the placenta or colostrum (first milk). These antibodies provide temporary protection against various infections, including rotavirus, until the young rabbits' own immune system is fully developed. After this time frame, the maternal antibodies gradually decline, leaving the rabbits susceptible to rotavirus infection.

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  • 30. 

    What is true of Myxomatosis?

    • A.

      It's zoonotic

    • B.

      It's a rotovirus

    • C.

      They are transmitted by ticks

    • D.

      Cottontails are the natural host

    Correct Answer
    D. Cottontails are the natural host
    Explanation
    it's a pox virus, transmitted by mosquitos, fleas, or direct contact.

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  • 31. 

    What are signs of Myxomatosis?

    • A.

      Swollen shut eyes

    • B.

      Stiff ears

    • C.

      Gelatinous subcutaneous masses

    • D.

      Hematuria

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Swollen shut eyes
    C. Gelatinous subcutaneous masses
    Explanation
    The signs of Myxomatosis include swollen shut eyes and gelatinous subcutaneous masses. Myxomatosis is a viral disease that affects rabbits, and these symptoms are commonly observed in infected rabbits. The swelling of the eyes can be severe, causing them to be completely shut. Gelatinous subcutaneous masses, also known as myxomas, are often found on various parts of the body, including the head, ears, and genitals. These signs are indicative of the disease and can help in diagnosing Myxomatosis in rabbits.

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  • 32. 

    Are fur mites of a rabbit zoonotic?

    • A.

      Nope, we're safe

    • B.

      YES! We must get rid of all their fur!!

    Correct Answer
    B. YES! We must get rid of all their fur!!
  • 33. 

    You can treat rabbit fleas with products meant for cats.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Rabbit fleas can indeed be treated with products meant for cats. Many flea treatments contain ingredients that are effective against a variety of pests, including fleas. While it is always important to consult with a veterinarian before using any products on your pets, certain cat flea treatments can be safely used on rabbits to eliminate fleas and prevent infestations. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 34. 

    What is true about ringworm in rabbits?

    • A.

      It is very common

    • B.

      It doesn't make the same 'ring' mark

    • C.

      It doesn't fluoresce with a woods lamp

    • D.

      They are carriers but don't show symptoms

    Correct Answer
    C. It doesn't fluoresce with a woods lamp
    Explanation
    Ringworm is a fungal infection that can affect rabbits. One characteristic of ringworm in rabbits is that it does not fluoresce under a woods lamp. This means that when a woods lamp, which emits ultraviolet light, is used to examine the rabbit's skin, the infected areas do not glow or show any fluorescence. This is an important diagnostic feature to distinguish ringworm from other skin conditions in rabbits.

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  • 35. 

    Coccidia of rabbits is Isospora

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    eimeria

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  • 36. 

    Coccidia of rabbits can infect:

    • A.

      Intestines

    • B.

      Liver

    • C.

      Kidneys

    • D.

      Heart

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Intestines
    B. Liver
    Explanation
    Coccidia is a type of microscopic parasite that commonly infects rabbits. It primarily affects the intestines, causing diarrhea and other digestive issues. However, in severe cases, the infection can spread to other organs such as the liver. Therefore, both intestines and liver can be infected by coccidia in rabbits.

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  • 37. 

    What is the average length of gestation in a rabbit?

    • A.

      21 days

    • B.

      31 days

    • C.

      41 days

    • D.

      61 days

    Correct Answer
    B. 31 days
    Explanation
    The average length of gestation in a rabbit is 31 days. This means that on average, a rabbit's pregnancy lasts for 31 days before giving birth to its offspring.

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