We’ll start out with some basic rabbit anatomy information;
Temperature= 102-103 degrees farenheit
Heart Beat= 130 to 325 beats per minute
Respiratory Rate= 30 to 60 per minute
Front Claws= 5 per foot (10 in all)
Hind Claws= 4 per foot (8 in all)
Claws Total= 18
Teeth Total= 28
Life Span= 6 to 12 years (depending on breed)
Weight= 2.5 lbs to 55 lbs (depending on breed)
Gestation period= 28 to 35 days (almost all kits are born on day 31)
First off, in order to understand the composition of the rabbit, we must look at the external body parts. Take a look at the below picture: (Picture credit goes to Ohio State University Extension. www.geauga4h.org)
As you see above, it is very easy to study and distinguish the external parts of the rabbit. It is very important to know these parts, so that it helps you understand the well-being of your rabbit. Remembering the structure of a Leporidae (rabbit or hare), is a little more challenging. You can refer to the picture below to help you and name each bone or joint: (Picture credit goes to the Ohio State University Extension as well. www.geauga4h.org)
The skeletal structure of the rabbit may seem confusing at first, but it all will begin to make sense. The way everything connects is just like that of any mammal, making it easy to learn the anatomy of the Leporidae itself.
See? There is plenty more to the cute little bunny. It is good to understand the rabbit anatomy before understanding how a rabbit works, how diseases are formed, etc.