This is a rather small mammal, approximately the size of a housecat. They can browse on grass, or eat carrots and certain other roots when they can get them. Some of them are bred and kept by humans as pets. In the wild they are typically considered as pests by farmers and gardeners, although in certain places they are hunted or trapped and eaten.

Although not the fastest or most prolific animals (or even mammals) alive, they are proverbial for their running speed and rapid reproduction.

Albino rabbits are often favored and bred as pets, but wild rabbits are more typically combinations of grey and brown, giving them a degree of camoflage from predators in their environment. They are gregarious and tend to live in large groups. They usually live in underground burrows typically dug by pregnant females.