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Rabbits

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Breeding Rabbits

Rabbits can be bred in a Rabbit Hutch, which can hold up to 100K Carrots for them to eat. They may be slaughtered for Rabbit Meat and the chance for a Rabbit Pelt. Dexterity increases the chance to get a pelt. (In T3, 24 Dex gave about a 96% return of pelts.)

Rabbits breed very quickly, so keep an eye on them. If they run out of carrots, they will escape the hutch. They will also escape, if there are too many in the hutch. Exactly how many that is is not known, but the number is bigger than 30.

In T3, a female rabbit would eat 1 carrot every 3 game hours, while a male rabbit would eat 4 carrots in the same time period.

Uses

It's fairly simple:

  • Rabbits
  • Are
  • Food

That is to say that they are:

Catching Wild Rabbits

Rabbits can be found in grass by dropping Carrots on the ground nearby. Carrots may randomly be replaced by white rabbits. You will have a very brief time to pick up the rabbit before it disappears, along with your carrot.

It is probable that rabbits can only be caught during the daytime, but no one has definitively tested this. JulianJaynes 17:59, 30 March 2009 (EST)

Rabbits have been seen to appear even when the player is standing in the middle of a grid (e.g. 25 carrots over 5x5 coords), so the idea that you need to "back off" from them may is not be true. (I was in the middle of a 7*7ish grid and 8 appeared - Orrin)

I used a 10*10 grid (100 carrots), standing in the middle, and exactly 33 rabbits replaced carrots at 9:00PM game time. I waited 1/2hour (real time) before they popped. The game time factor could be avatar-specific. (Aeliel 3 april 2010)

Obviously, you need both a male and a female rabbit in order to breed more. It is usually much easier for new players to trade for a pair of breeding rabbits from an established player, rather than using this method to find their own.

Useful Fact

Based on T3 reckoning, it takes about 20 carrots to make a rabbit. In point of fact, a large breeding operation seems to break even at about 25 carrots per rabbit. JulianJaynes 14:49, 1 May 2009 (EST)