Non-aggressive, exploratory, social, digging, crepuscular, territorial
New Zealand Rabbits descendants of European rabbits are highly social. The dominant buck shares territory with several females and subordinate males, which are warrens.
aggression, barbering, bar chewing, excessive grooming, thumping
nosing, repetitive motions, grunting
Enrichment items that offer shelter, play, gnawing, rooting, and noise making.
Featured Studies that involving refinement, enrichment, and handling of rabbits.
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