Rabbit name for herbivorous mammals of the family Leporidae. Rabbits and hares have large front teeth, short tails, and large hind legs and feet adapted for running or jumping. In most, the length of the ears is considerably greater than the width. Although usage varies, the term rabbit generally refers to small, running animals, with relatively short ears and legs, which give birth to blind, naked young, while hare refers to larger, hopping forms, with longer ears and legs, whose young are born furred and open-eyed. They have acute senses of smell and hearing. They feed on a wide variety of vegetation. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.
Its gestation period is 30 days and there are five to eight young in a litter. A kit (baby rabbit) can be weaned at about 4 to 5 weeks of age. This means in one season a single female rabbit can produce as many as 800 children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. A doe is ready to breed at about 6 months of age, and a buck at about 7 months. At 10 to 11 days after birth the baby rabbits' eyes will open and they will start eating on their own at around 14 days old.