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  1. alison
    April 13, 2010

    Above you say that a rabbit “gives birth to the young ones in a nest that has been carefully constructed with grass, tender stems and tree bark.” Then in the wrap-up, you say that rabbits dwell in burrows and hares live in nests. I read elsewhere that one difference of hares and rabbits was that rabbits build nests and hares do not. Which is true?
    Thanks!
    Alison

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  2. sarah
    September 2, 2010

    a baby rabbit is called kit. “bunny” is just a pet name for rabbits.

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    • hurral
      April 28, 2017

      haily are you an idiot

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  3. Chris McLaughlin
    November 10, 2010

    Hares don’t live in burrows – European rabbits do. Cottontails also live above ground.

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  4. Kathy Baker
    March 25, 2014

    statement #3 (“3. The hares dwell in burrows while the rabbits live in nests constructed above the ground”) contradicts paragraph #5 (“While the rabbits bury themselves deep down in the burrows or depressions during the daytime, the hares hide among the plants.”).

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  5. hailey
    March 26, 2015

    i have a pet rabbit and cotten tails do live above ground to so ya plus hares dont lie under ground theire whole life.

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  6. Adelbert (Dell) Potter
    February 23, 2020

    Don’t know what I have. Momma left me a litter – no ides if they were born with their eyes open or not. She dug a hole in my raised bed and left them. They ate my flowering kale and garlic shoots before I realized they were there and not momma or squirrels, or?.
    Momma is large, white with black markings. Little ones white with black markings, deark grey and light grey. I assume momma is a pet that got lost or abandoned.
    Rarely see another “rabbit” but occasionally do see a jet black smaller one with her. Appears she is solitary until ready to bread. All have “short” upright ears, and appear to have rabbit configuration. From what I read, it appears the pet rabbit is a crossbread between a hare and a rabbit with much breading for specific traits in the mix. Then the mix is given a name and becomes a “breed.” If momma lives in a hole, she doesn’t produce her young there. Di I have a hare or a rabbit?”

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  7. Jorge
    March 31, 2020

    Please review the six previous comments and update the article to ensure it is factually correct. Children often research information on the internet for class projects. It would be a shame for online sources to mislead them.

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