The rabbit, a popular pet - particularly at Easter - can be classified in almost fifty breeds. Rabbits are herbivores and these little furry animals need fresh water regularly. Rabbits can survive low temperatures and can therefore be kept indoors or outside. They have a life expectancy of about ten years. Rabbits are sociable, somewhat jumpy animals that often gnaw through fencing and other objects in their cages. They are adaptive, playful and after some practice, react to their name.