Rabbits are common garden visitors in rural areas, although they are also becoming more common in urban areas too.
Although rabbits mainly feed from dusk to dawn, they can be active – and feed – throughout the day.
Rabbits are prolific breeders – hence the common saying, breed like rabbits! Although the main breeding season is from January to July, litters of young can be produced all year. Female rabbits produce two to five litters a year with an average litter containing three to six young. They can become pregnant again just one day after giving birth.
Rabbits often live together in quite substantial colonies, known as warrens, which consist of several interconnecting burrows. These usually occur in areas with dense plant cover. But isolated burrows do occur, and some rabbits even spend all their life above ground.