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Although rabbits have evolved to survive in the UK’s winter weather they still require some special care and consideration throughout the colder months. A thick fur coat and specially developed fur pads in the bottom of their feed provide excellent insulation. The blood supply to the ears, nose and surface of the skin is also reduced over winter to reduce heat loss. Wild rabbits will also spend extended amounts of time in their deep burrows over winter.
Here are ten important factors to consider as the weather gets colder: