Talk:Rabbit

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Semi-protected edit request on 14 September 2015[edit]

Citation 14 is a dead link. There's an archive here: https://web.archive.org/web/20120623015452/http://www.oaktreevet.co.uk/Pages/leaflets/rabbit%20general.htm 67.241.151.78 (talk) 15:06, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done -- Sam Sailor Talk! 16:40, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Dubious global meat production reference.[edit]

While reading this article, I did a quick sanity check on the 200 million tonne annual rabbit meat production figure, in which I mentally divided it 8 million people (an approximate current human population) and ended up with annual per-capita rabbit meat production of 25kg. That's more than a pound of rabbit meat every week for every person alive.

Because the figure seemed off, I followed the citation to see whether it was off, or if there was some rabbit-meat-consuming process that accounted for this large number. The article in question identified rabbit meat consumption in Sichuan and Chongqing as 420,000 tonnes, and additionally as 70% of Chinese consumption, with Chinese consumption accounting for 30% of the global production of 200 million tonnes.

However 70% of 30% of 200 million is 42 million, not 420,000. My suspicion is that the journalist got the 420,000 tonne, 70% and 30% figures from a primary source, and then tried to calculate global consumption from those figures. Mathematics not being a particularly popular subject among the sort of people who become journalists, she slipped up in placing the decimal point in her calculation, got the 200 million figure (instead of the 2 million tonnes, of which a 70% share of a 30% share would make 420,000 tonnes--and which corresponds to a much saner global per-capita consumption of about half a kg).

I've commented on the mathematical error in the comments section of the article cited, and hope that the WSJ will provide a correction or clarification, in spite of the article being over a year and a half old. If it doesn't, it may be necessary to either find a more reliable citation, or pull the global production value entirely.

Dr kiwano (talk) 04:01, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

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oldest rabbit[edit]

The article refers to the oldest rabbit being owned by L.B. Walker of Tanzania, Australia, according to the Guinness Book. There's no such place. A quick check of the Guinness web site reveals that it is L.B. Walker of Longford, Tasmania, Australia.

Alan Sizer 110.238.105.119 (talk) 12:45, 16 November 2016 (UTC)

Perhaps someone's spell-check led them astray? Nice catch, anyway! I've fixed it, reworded it, and moved it out of the lead paragraph (where it really didn't belong, anyhow). Rivertorch's Evil Twin (talk) 04:41, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 17 March 2017[edit]

Why has this page been protected since 2010? Paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 in the "Diet and eating habbits" section are completely unreferenced. Please add [citation needed] tags or appropriate references. 2A00:23C4:6E05:B500:69E8:15CD:21BA:6C9 (talk) 19:24, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. The article—not this (talk) page—was protected because of persistent vandalism; if you check the edit history for the time period prior to its being protected, you'll see that vandalism was occurring at a ferocious rate. However, requests to remove protection can be made at WP:RPP. Paragraphs 2 and 3 in the section you mention are unreferenced; paragraph 4 is not. If you'd like tags added, please specify exactly where you'd like them placed. Better still, if you can find some of those appropriate references, they could be added instead. RivertorchFIREWATER 05:03, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
Here you go.

Rabbits graze heavily and rapidly for roughly the first half-hour of a grazing period (usually in the late afternoon), followed by about half an hour of more selective feeding.[citation needed] In this time, the rabbit will also excrete many hard fecal pellets, being waste pellets that will not be reingested.[citation needed] If the environment is relatively non-threatening, the rabbit will remain outdoors for many hours, grazing at intervals.[citation needed] While out of the burrow, the rabbit will occasionally reingest its soft, partially digested pellets; this is rarely observed, since the pellets are reingested as they are produced.[citation needed] Reingestion is most common within the burrow between 8 o'clock in the morning and 5 o'clock in the evening, being carried out intermittently within that period.[citation needed]

Hard pellets are made up of hay-like fragments of plant cuticle and stalk, being the final waste product after redigestion of soft pellets.[citation needed] These are only released outside the burrow and are not reingested.[citation needed] Soft pellets are usually produced several hours after grazing, after the hard pellets have all been excreted.[citation needed] They are made up of micro-organisms and undigested plant cell walls.[citation needed]

2A00:23C4:6E05:B500:9C80:59A9:D4E7:248A (talk) 13:01, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. JTP (talkcontribs) 15:45, 19 March 2017 (UTC)
I took the liberty of combining these two requests. It's clear what you're asking, but I also decline for three reasons: The missing citations aren't particularly egregious; the lack of references is obvious; and, given the current state of the article, I believe the proposed cleanup tags would be unlikely to be resolved soon. Rebbing 18:13, 19 March 2017 (UTC)