How high can rabbits jump?

Rabbits can jump over 3 feet (about 1m) high. The world record for a rabbit jump stands at 39.2 inches (99.5cm), or 3 feet 3.2 inches, but there are anecdotal reports of rabbits jumping as high as four feet.

However, fences higher than 3 feet high will deter most bunnies. The famous rabbit-proof fence in Australia was 3 feet high.

Why Do Rabbits Jump?

Rabbits are known for their ability to jump high. But why do they jump so high?

Some people think that rabbits jump high to escape predators. Others think that rabbits jump high to impress mates.

Besides genetics, two main factors are the reason rabbits jump. The first is happiness. As rabbit owners, we’ve all seen our rabbits do that little crazy jump. That jump is called a “binky.” This refers to a rabbit twisting and jumping in the air. 

The second reason rabbits jump is to escape a predator. It is a survival skill to be able to hop and jump around to avoid danger. Rabbits can save themselves from being eaten because of the way they both leap and jump up in different directions, outsmarting would-be predators.

How Far Can A Bunny Safely Jump Down?

A rabbit can safely jump down from heights higher than they can jump up to. How far down they can jump depends on many of the same factors that influenced how high up they could jump.

Most rabbits can safely jump down from a height of 4 to 5 feet. Very large and very rabbits are safe at the 4-foot height, while a healthy medium-sized rabbit can safely jump down from heights of 5 feet.

That means that there are very few surfaces in your home that would pose a great danger to your bunny.

How High Can Baby Rabbits Jump?

Baby rabbits can’t jump as high as adults, they can still jump rather far! Within their first 3 months, baby rabbits can jump up to 2 feet.

Baby rabbits are notorious escape artists; this means you’ll have to be extra cautious. They can also eat through plastic and squirm their way past bars. 

Do rabbits like heights?

Rabbits have a complicated relationship with heights. As a rule, rabbits feel more comfortable with all four feet on the ground. As a prey species, high vantage points can be invaluable to rabbits.