Rabbits sometimes live in warrens, also known as dens, unlike hares like jackrabbits, which do not live in burrows. Just like most humans, rabbits are particular about keeping an organized and clean home. Often times, such an underground home results in sink holes or a destroyed lawn.
So, do rabbits burrow into the ground?
According to Wikipedia, "All rabbits except cottontails live underground in burrows or warrens." And the University of California Rabbit Management page states that 'fencing must be sunk 6 to 10 inches into the ground and a few inches should be buried laterally to deter rabbits from digging beneath it.'
Why is my rabbit trying to dig?
When faced with "destructive" rabbit behavior, some people resort to giving away their pet rabbit or banishing him to a cage, garage or yard. Rabbits are rabbits. They enjoy a good dig and a challenging chew; it's their nature. In the wild, rabbits dig and burrow underground, building entire communities beneath us.
Do bunnies live in the ground?
Habitat and range. Rabbit habitats include meadows, woods, forests, grasslands, deserts and wetlands. Rabbits live in groups, and the best known species, the European rabbit, lives in underground burrows, or rabbit holes. A group of burrows is called a warren.