rabbit lifespan?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by klf73, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I got a Netherland Dwarf bunny 5 years ago. Does anyone know the lifespan of these? I was just curious, he seems as lively as he did 5 years ago [​IMG] .
  2. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

    May 8, 2007
    Our last rabbit was 13 1/2 years old when he passed away. He was less active the last couple of years and had problems getting around the last few months. Until then, he was his usual self. One morning, he was just gone.

    I've read of other rabbits living to be 12-14 years old.
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Wow, I thought they only lived 3-5 yrs [​IMG] . Not that I'm complaining, just surprised.
  4. ILoveJoe

    ILoveJoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2008
    Northern Kentucky
    I've had one rabbit that lived 11 years, and my mini bunny lived 7 1/2 years.
  5. Coco

    Coco Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2008
    I got my little rabbit from a pet store when I was a Junior in High School....the pet store guy said they only lived about 5 years. Well, I'm almost 31 yrs old now...and the little guy's still here...he lives w/my parents and is doing just fine. Mom says he could live another couple years easily. Just goes to show you!
  6. Anny

    Anny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Detroit Michigan
    If properly cared for rabbits can live for 15 years.

    If houses out side they live a shorter live.

    When I worked at a pet store we had signs next to our rabbit cage that said "he's a 15 year commitment not a childs toy" I wish more pet stores would have signs like that. Since most people think they are like hamsters. But really they are more like dogs.

    Here is a really great website on rabbits with lots of info: www.rabbit.org/
  7. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    We got a rabbit when i was 3. He lived 11 years.
  8. Bi0sC0mp

    Bi0sC0mp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2008
    10 to 15 years if you take good care of it
  9. ccmarie

    ccmarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2008
    Yuma, Arizona
    Ours have never lasted that long. They'd always find someway to escape from the hutch and then the dogs would get them. We had one for about two years before the heat became too much (my 8-year-old sister was supposed to put cold water bottles in the hutch but she forgot once too often). And when we first started using the hutch, the dogs would get underneath and chew their toes.

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