How Long Does The Average Rabbit Live... And How Many Rabbit Years Are In One Human Year?


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Jack Buckby Profile
Jack Buckby answered
The expected rabbit lifespan is between 9 and 12 years. The world's oldest though was said to have reached the ripe old age of 18.

Rabbit years, based on dog years, aren't a scientific thing in that they are only ways to loosely explain age in the animals. There is not an officially recognised time span that is known as a rabbit year.

So to calculate a rabbit year, or a dog year, or any other animal year, the most commonly used method is to express the equivalent portion of an animal's lifetime, as a calendar year would be for a human being.

So an average mongrel dog lives for 13 years. An average human being in the USA lives to 78. So for every six years an American person lives, his dog lives one dog year. Therefore a five-year-old dog is 30 in dog years.

As for your rabbit, the average age of 10.5 means that for every year an American person lives, the rabbit lives 7.4 rabbit years. Therefore a five-year-old (in human years) rabbit is 37-years-old in rabbit years.

So to calculate how old your rabbit is in rabbit years, multiple his human years age by 7.4.

As previously mentioned though, this is not scientific method. This is because there are so many factors that cannot be standardised. For example, Germans live longer on average than Americans. So if you were doing this calculation in Germany, the rabbit years would be longer because more time passes in the equivalent human lifespan.

Also, the breed of animal makes a difference. A mongrel dog lives 13 years on average but a Scottish Terrier's average innings is 10. Average age in rabbits would also be affected by their gene pool.
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Marlene Larkin answered
My rabbit Travis actually received the Guinness World Record for "Oldest Living Rabbit in the World" at that time - 2004. He lived to be 14. It's absolutely not true that 10 years is a maximum life span, but anything above 10 years takes a lot of good care by their human. Maximum life span does also vary slightly by breed, with giants and dwarfs showing slighly less life spans than mid-side breeds.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
ITS NOT TRUE THT THEY LIVE UP TO 10 or soo my rabbit is on 13 this year and tho she is not breeding but when she was 9 and 10 she carried on breeding it depends how you take care of them myn is not a dwarf rabbit its about 30 cetermeter its kinda big sooo I luv mii flopsyy shes wonderful and kind with her mate sydney the dad and astroids the kit and thumper the kit
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
We have a rabbit who is at least 10 years old.  He lives outside in his large cage 24/7 and is very active. He has the run of the yard and interacts with the cat and the dog.  We call him the 'Highlander' since he seems to keep on going.  He has a rabbit hole that he spends his winter in and seems to thrive in all weather condition.  We expect him to be around the next five years!!!
Aisha Profile
Aisha answered
Rabbits belong to the family Leporidae from the order Lagomorpha. The average life of a rabbit is 5 - 10 years. Most of them make till only 7 years, however if cared for properly, they live for maximum 10 years. Rabbit is also the 4th animal in the Chinese Zodiac. The rabbit and human years are the same.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The average rabbit can live up to 10 human years ,sometimes 13 human years.
Also one human year is 10 yrs. To a rabbit.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Thanks guys for this great information my rabbit is turning 4 this year and I reckon about ten years would be the maximum....
Andrew McGlauflin Profile
Seems to be from the research ive done that a large rabbit should live about 10 yrs, and that there is no difference in yrs between people and rabbits.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
My Rabbit wesley is a mini-lop size of a kleenex box he is 5 years old in human years 50 in rabbit years I say that because the average rabbit lifespan is 8-10 years he might live to be 80 -100 in rabbit years if we're lucky 110-130.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Rabbit / Human Years Table
Rabbit Age People Age
1 week 1 year
2 weeks 2 years
3 weeks 4 years
4 weeks 6 years
2 months 8 years
3 months 10 years
4 months 12 years
5 months 14 years
6 months 16 years
1 year 21 years
2 years 27 years
3 years 33 years
4 years 39 years
5 years 45 years
6 years 51 years
7 years 57 years
8 years 63 years
9 years 69 years
10 years 75 years
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Large ones probably struggle to reach around 10 years. Mine is a Dwarf and will be turning 15 in a couple months.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
The live around 7 to 10 years. All do some may be lucky to live more than that! Human years and rabbit years are counted the same way.

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