I’ve been wondering recently about rabbit hops. A lot of welfare information talks about enough room to take three or four or half a dozen hops, but just how far is a rabbit’s hop? The answer, I’m sure, depends on the rabbit in question – particularly how big they are and how long their legs are. Just like humans, not everyone covers exactly the same distance with each step. It made me curious about how far Scamp hopped though, and the best way to answer that is to break out a tape measure and find out!
The yellow and blue ‘markers’ are spaced 30cm (1 foot) apart.
That’s just his normal hopping about the place hop and covers about 18″. I’m sure he travels further when he builds up speed but getting a bunny to hop in a straight line on command is hard work. Just watch these out-takes: