A fully grown rabbit is about 40cm in length and may weigh 4 pounds. A male is a
buck and a female a doe. It will eat over a pound of food a day, grass, wheat, barley
They live underground in burrows or warrens but some are happy to live above ground
in thick dense vegetation that offers protection.
Rabbits are prolific breeders, 24 rabbits introduced to Australia in 1859 multiplied
to 600 million in less than 100 years. A rabbit can start breeding at 3 months old
and may have 5 litters a year each with 2 – 12 kits or kittens.
The pests act 1954 declared every occupier of land is responsible for destroying
rabbits on their land, where it is not possible to destroy them efforts must be made
to prevent damage.