In the wild, rabbits have plenty to keep them occupied, from foraging to reproduction to territorial defence. Captive rabbits, on the other hand, often lack stimulation, which can lead to behavioural problems and poor health.
A burrow is an underground tunnel or tunnel network created by an animal. They provide a safe place to live away from predators and harsh weather conditions and can be created in a range of different habitats and substrates. They can be simple, consisting of one tunnel with a single entrance, or complex, with many joining tunnels and multiple entrances.
See which of our A-Z animals make burrows below and click the photos to find out more!
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Gerbils have a quiet and calm nature. They are inquisitive and curious and not easily startled.
Greater bilbies are commonly known as bilbies due to the lesser bilby now being extinct. They are marsupials found only in Australia and are also called rabbit-eared bandicoots. The Easter Bilby is an Australian alternative to the Easter Bunny.
Guinea pigs, or cavies as they are also known, have been kept in households as companion animals since being introduced by European traders in the 16th century.
In the wild hamsters spend most of their time digging and searching for food.
No they aren’t rats or kangaroos, despite their name! These cute furry rodents have adapted well to avoid predators and to deal with the scorching heat of their desert home.
Meerkats are tremendous diggers and can dig up their own body weight in earth in only a couple of seconds.