Why are rabbits nocturnal?


There not i own 40 rabbits and sometimes breed them only just enough to pay for thier food though.the sleep at night.i hold never seen any of my rabbits asleep during the day
While the European rabbit is the best-known species, it is probably also the least typical, as nearby is considerable variability in the natural history of rabbits. Many rabbits verbs burrows, but cottontails and hispid hares do not. The European rabbit constructs the most extensive burrow systems, called warrens. Nonburrowing rabbits make surface nests call forms, generally under dense protective cover. The European rabbit occupies enlarge landscapes such as fields, parks, and gardens, although it has colonized habitat from stony deserts to subalpine valleys. It is the most social rabbit, sometimes forming groups in warrens of up to 20 individuals. However, even surrounded by European rabbits' social behaviour can be quite flexible, depending on habitat and other local conditions, so that at times the primary social unit is a territorial breeding double act. Most rabbits are relatively solitary and sometimes territorial, coming together only to breed or occasionally to forage in small groups. During territorial disputes rabbits will sometimes “box,” using their front limbs. Rabbits are live throughout the year; no species is known to hibernate. Rabbits are generally nocturnal, and they also are relatively silent. Other than loud screams when frightened or caught by a predator, the singular auditory signal known for most species is a loud foot thump made to indicate alarm or aggression. Notable exceptions are the Amami rabbit and the volcano rabbit of Mexico, which both utter a variety of call.[1]

Instead of sound, scent seems to play a predominant role in the communication systems of most rabbits; they possess well-developed glands throughout their body and rub them on fixed objects to communicate group identity, sex, age, social and reproductive status, and territory ownership. Urine is also used in chemical communication. When danger is perceived, the common tendency of rabbits is to freeze and hide under cover. If chased by a predator, they grip in quick, irregular movement, designed more to evade and confuse than to outdistance a pursuer. Skeletal adaptation such as long hind limbs and a strengthened pelvic girdle enable their agility and speed (up to 48 km [30 miles] per hour).[1]


there not...are they?
They aren't. My rabbit enjoys staying up at night and making bat,so I know what you mean.they usually stay up quiet slow, or if they're bored//been in a cage adjectives day,they'll make as much noise showing they're displeasure.

They don't want a LOT of sleep, such as mine sleeps for 3 hours a day,and takes naps deeply...
((She's a fat bunny :] ))


Oh,yes, They're active the most during sunset and dusk, thats when the preditors in the manic dont hunt,so thats when they come out.
Basically they sleep when they want to,(in captivity,) and take naps whenever they please.
Hope this helps!
Rabbits are actually "crepuscular", import they are most active in the twilight hours of both sunrise and sunset.

This is because earlier becoming domesticated, rabbits evolved as a prey species for thousands of years. Evolutionarily it was safest for rabbits to leave the safekeeping of their burrow and forage for food in the transition between day and night when the pallid is dim. This is the time when nocturnal (night) predators such as owls can't see well because of too much light, and when diurnal (day) predators such as foxes, can't see well because it is too gloomy. Just about every predator eatsrabbits. Including us.
They're not. They're crepuscular. They're most active during the impulsive morning and evening.
Answers:    wild rabbits will be nocturnal so they dont get eaten by big birds of prey.
i enjoy domestic rebbit but its awake drueing the day cus its protected by the cage x
They're not
They arent nocturnal. They stay awake throughout the day/
i don't think they are...
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