Part of the Leporidae family, the Oryctolagus cuniculus, known as the European rabbit, is one of the most encountered genera of this family, and the best known one. Rabbits usually live in groups, in underground burrows and feed on grass, forbs, and leafy weeds.
Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit. They normally live in groups, in underground burrows. Rabbits are prey animals and are therefore constantly aware of their surroundings, they are herbivores, and due to their large appetite and the rate at which they breed, they can be considered pests, as they pose problems to farmers and their crops.