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Rabbits in Pre-Columbian America[edit]

I always found it intriguing the fact that there are ancient paintings and myths about rabbits in ancient America, specially in the Mayan Myths (The Moon Rabbit), as seen here: Maya Moon Goddess . There's even a rabbit painted in one of the murals. Then, probably the information about their arrival with the Columbian Exchange is inaccurate. It's also mentioned in the folklore section of this article as part of an Aztec myth. But I can't find a good source of information aside from this one. If anyone has this information, please add it and edit the wiki accordingly ~~TaikunJ~~

You do know that there are rabbits species native to north America right? Ever heard of a Cottontail rabbit much less the native hares? 69.66.145.0 (talk) 23:59, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

"baby rabbits" really?[edit]

"Baby rabbits" is not encyclopedic it really should be edited out of the article. I would fix it myself, but as the article is locked I can't. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.66.145.0 (talk) 00:03, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Suggested change for the "as pets" section[edit]

As the last paragraph in this section mentions that rabbits can be kept as companions with guinea pigs, I would like to suggest this change:

Rabbits are social animals and should be kept with at least one of their own kind, they live in large groups in the wild. To keep a pair or group they must all be spayed and neutered and bonded together carefully. It was once believed that rabbits could find companionship with guinea pigs, however, it is now known that rabbits and guinea pigs have very different social and nutritional needs and should be kept separately.[1] Rabbits can learn to accept dogs, cats and other animals, however, great care is to be taken around predators such as cats and dogs, who may see the rabbit as prey.

--Catxx (talk) 12:13, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I think you must have copy/pasted the URL from somewhere that shortened it. Part of the URL is missing, replaced with "...", and so your link doesn't work. Skittle (talk) 13:40, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
Whoops! Fixed it. --Catxx (talk) 15:50, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 March 2015[edit]

please delete "* In Jewish folklore, rabbits (shfanim שפנים) are associated with cowardice, a usage still current in contemporary Israeli spoken Hebrew (similar to English colloquial use of "chicken" to denote cowardice)."

rationale: Shfanim are not rabbits but hyraxes, as is attested by the hebrew wikipedia page http://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A9%D7%A4%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%99%D7%9D (so the information should perhaps be moved to the hyrax entry)

It is true that in many contemporary Hebrew sources the two are often confused, but I don't know where to get a reliable source to back this up. 62.90.110.1 (talk) 13:10, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 16:21, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
    • ^ RSPCA advice on keeping rabbits and guinea pigs