Question by  webguy (117)

What is the lifespan of wild rabbits?

I have several wild rabbits running around my yard and would like to know how long they will live.


Answer by  maverick32 (87)

Wild rabbits have a much shorter lifespan than inside pet rabbits. The average life span can vary from 5 to 7 years. However this is often even shorter due to predators. Wild rabbits are lucky to make it past the first year of their life.


Answer by  cathysueb (20)

The life span of wild rabbits range from approximately seven through twelve years; however most rabbits in the wild do not survive that long as preditors end their lives sooner.


Answer by  CJPlumb (91)

As prey, a wild rabbit is lucky to live to be 2 or 3 years in the wild. Contributing factors are the environment, food supply, disease, and hereditary.


Answer by  Alisa (903)

The lifespan of most wild rabbits in the United States is approximately 3 years. Of Course some live longer and some don't make it to 3 years but this can also depending on the enviroment and natural events, also weather.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Wild rabbits usually only live 2-4 years. They would live longer but are likely to be killed by a predator.

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