No, they are not, as many of you may perhaps have thought. Rabbits, truly speaking are members of the family called '' Leporidae.''
Had this question been asked a century ago the reply would have been positive indeed.
The zoologists then classified Rabbit and other lagomorphs within the order named Rodentia ( or rodents), which does include rats, mice, squirrels, and also marmots.
Do you know what’s the difference between the two?
Rabbits are different from rodents in a number of ways. They have four incisor teeth and not two. They are herbivorous.
While many rodents love to also eat meat. They would love to chew fingers. maybe our Pinky fingers the most. As per the Oxford English Dictionary, ''Rabbit'' originally referred only to a young rabbit while the adult rabbits were called ''Coneys.''
The word ''Coney'' gradually declined in general use (it’s now used in British English to refer to rabbit fur), and rabbit went on to become the standard term for the adult animal. Nowadays, a young rabbit is called a ''Kitten.''
I always wondered whether a kid- rabbit be called a bunny or a kitten. I would love my fraternity here to discuss and educate me to make the time and labor spent in writing rewarding and satisfying. Bye for now.