Do Rabbits Hunt? Are Rabbits Predators?

Do Rabbits Hunt? Are Rabbits Predators?

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We get asked about the ways that rabbits hunt a lot, so I’m going to take a few minutes to answer all of the related questions regarding the predatory nature of rabbits.

Do Rabbits Hunt For Food?

Rabbits do not hunt. Rabbits are herbivores that search for plants to eat. They enjoy a variety of plant foods, including grasses, weeds, seeds, roots, and during the winter months, even tree twigs. They do not hunt for other animals, as they are not carnivores (meat-eaters).

Do Rabbits Hunt Together?

Rabbits do not hunt together or alone. Rabbits are not traditional ‘pack’ animals. While they do enjoy the company of other bunnies, they don’t have a pack mentality where they are value their place within the pack more than their own lives.

Rabbits don’t really hunt, and instead, they forage on plants to feed themselves. Even when foraging, they tend to look for food alone instead of in groups. Rabbits do not hunt together.

Do Rabbits Hunt Mice?

Rabbits do not hunt mice despite being bigger and stronger than mice. Rabbits are herbivores and don’t eat any kind of meat, including mice.

Do Rabbits Hunt Birds?

Rabbits do not hunt birds for two reasons. First, rabbits are not carnivores. Instead, they are herbivores, which means they only eat plants. Second, rabbits can not fly and are not great at climbing trees. 😉

Do Rabbits Hunt At Night?

As we discussed in the article about rabbits being either nocturnal rabbits are Crepuscular which means they are most active in the twilight hours of dusk and dawn.

It’s also important to note that rabbits don’t really hunt. Instead, they forage for plants and don’t hunt other animals for food.

With all of this, we can now answer the question about rabbits hunting at night.

Rabbits do not hunt at night for two reasons. First, they are crepuscular animals which means they are most active during the twilight hours than they are during the daylight or dark hours. Second, rabbits are not carnivores, so they don’t hunt other animals.

Are Rabbits Carnivores?

Rabbits are not carnivores. Rabbits are herbivores, surviving on plant material. Rabbits also have a very low tolerance to high protein diets, which would lead them to avoid eating meat even in starvation situations.

What Do Rabbits Prey On?

Rabbits prey on plants. Bunnies are herbivores not carnivores, which means that they eat plants and not animals.

Being small and mostly defenseless, rabbits are considered prey for most meat-eating animals and predators for no animals.

Okay, that’s answers all of the most common questions we get about how bunnies hunt.

From now on we’ll be able to send people to this short article to find the answers they are searching for.

If we missed your specific question, please leave it in the comments below and we’ll be sure to add the answer to this article.

Your Rabbit Friend,



My name is Stacey Davis and my family has kept rabbits for decades. Here on we share our love of rabbits, our experience, and lots of research to help you enjoy your pet bunny even more.

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