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{{Quote|A wild rabbit. Don't be fooled by his gentle appearance.|[[Folio Bruti]].|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)}}
 
'''Rabbits''' (or, colloquially, '''Bunnies''') are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit [[File:Rabbit.jpg|thumb|A rabbit in the [[Magical Menagerie]] on [[Pottermore]].]](Pentalagus furnessi, an endangered species on Amami Ōshima, Japan). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a ''kitten'' or ''kit''.
 
'''Rabbits''' (or, colloquially, '''Bunnies''') are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit [[File:Rabbit.jpg|thumb|A rabbit in the [[Magical Menagerie]] on [[Pottermore]].]](Pentalagus furnessi, an endangered species on Amami Ōshima, Japan). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a ''kitten'' or ''kit''.
   
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==Rabbit Slippers==
 
==Rabbit Slippers==
In [[1992]] Harry Potter's Transfiguration class had to transform rabbits into [[Rabbit Slippers]] which was given to Minerva McGonagall. Harry and [[Ron Weasley]] had problems with this [[Spell|spell]], but [[Hermione Granger]], of course, did it.
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In [[1992]] Harry Potter's Transfiguration class had to transform rabbits into [[Rabbit Slippers]] which was given to Minerva McGonagall. Harry and [[Ron Weasley]] had problems with this [[spell]].
   
 
==Binky==
 
==Binky==
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==Frog-rabbit hybrids==
 
==Frog-rabbit hybrids==
 
[[File:Frog-rabbit mutation.png|thumb|100px|A frog-rabbit hybrid]]
 
[[File:Frog-rabbit mutation.png|thumb|100px|A frog-rabbit hybrid]]
If [[Conjuration]] is not performed correctly, mistakes such as [[frog]]-rabbit hybrids can occur, explainable by the [[Principle of Artificianimate Quasi-Dominance]].
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If [[Conjuration]] is not performed correctly, mistakes such as [[Frog-Rabbit]] hybrids can occur, explainable by the [[Principle of Artificianimate Quasi-Dominance]].
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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[[File:LapiforsB.jpg|thumb]]
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*The [[Lapifors Spell]] transforms things into rabbits.
 
*When the [[Sorting Hat]] was introduced in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Harry thought that his and the other new students' task might be to pull a rabbit out of it, thinking of the [[muggle|Muggle]] [[magic]] trick.
 
*When the [[Sorting Hat]] was introduced in ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Harry thought that his and the other new students' task might be to pull a rabbit out of it, thinking of the [[muggle|Muggle]] [[magic]] trick.
 
*In the magical creature shop in ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Harry spotted a fat white rabbit that kept changing into a silk top hat and back again, likely another reference to the Muggle magic trick.
 
*In the magical creature shop in ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', Harry spotted a fat white rabbit that kept changing into a silk top hat and back again, likely another reference to the Muggle magic trick.
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*In [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]], it is revealed that [[Tom Riddle]], although it cannot be proven by Muggle means, caused a rabbit to be hung from the orphanage rafters when he was young, to take revenge on another boy, [[Billy Stubbs]].
 
*In [[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]], it is revealed that [[Tom Riddle]], although it cannot be proven by Muggle means, caused a rabbit to be hung from the orphanage rafters when he was young, to take revenge on another boy, [[Billy Stubbs]].
 
*The [[Fat Friar]] was executed by senior churchmen, in part because they were suspicious of his habit of pulling rabbits out of the [[communion]] cup.<ref name="pottermoreghosts">[http://www.pottermore.com/en/book2/chapter9/moment1/hogwarts-ghosts ''Pottermore'' Book 2 - Chapter 9 - Moment 1, New from J. K. Rowling - Hogwarts Ghosts]]</ref>
 
*The [[Fat Friar]] was executed by senior churchmen, in part because they were suspicious of his habit of pulling rabbits out of the [[communion]] cup.<ref name="pottermoreghosts">[http://www.pottermore.com/en/book2/chapter9/moment1/hogwarts-ghosts ''Pottermore'' Book 2 - Chapter 9 - Moment 1, New from J. K. Rowling - Hogwarts Ghosts]]</ref>
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*[[James Potter I|James Potter]] sometimes referred to [[Remus Lupin]]'s being a [[werewolf]] as his "furry little problem." Because of this, many came to believe that Lupin was the owner of a rather badly behaved rabbit.<ref name="HBP16">''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'', Chapter 16 - (''A Very Frosty Christmas'')</ref>
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*[[Rubeus Hagrid]] sometimes wears gloves made of rabbit fur.<ref name="PS11">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 11 - (''Quidditch'')</ref>
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*After being bitten while trying to help Hagrid care for [[Norberta]] (known at the time as "Norbert"), [[Ronald Weasley]] stated "I tell you, that dragon's the most horrible animal I've ever met, but the way Hagrid goes on about it, you'd think it was a fluffy little bunny rabbit."<ref name="PS14">''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', Chapter 14 - (''Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback'')</ref>
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Comment|GBC version only}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]'' {{Comment|GBC version only}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''

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"A wild rabbit. Don't be fooled by his gentle appearance."
Folio Bruti.[src]
Rabbits (or, colloquially, Bunnies) are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit
Rabbit
A rabbit in the Magical Menagerie on Pottermore.
(Pentalagus furnessi, an endangered species on Amami Ōshima, Japan). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit.

Purple rabbitEdit

In 1991 Harry Potter's Transfiguration class turned a lit candle into a rabbit, which escaped from class and around in the Hogwarts Castle. Harry was entrusted by Minerva McGonagall to capture it. He was awarded 25 House points for this.

Rabbit SlippersEdit

In 1992 Harry Potter's Transfiguration class had to transform rabbits into Rabbit Slippers which was given to Minerva McGonagall. Harry and Ron Weasley had problems with this spell.

BinkyEdit

Main article: Binky

In 1993, Lavender Brown's pet rabbit Binky was killed by a fox.

Repeating RabbitEdit

In 1996 Fred and George Weasley ran a pruduct called Repeating Rabbit in their shop Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes in Diagon Alley.

Babbitty RabbittyEdit

The fictitious Babbitty Rabbitty in Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump from The Tales of Beedle the Bard was a witch who was an Animagus who could transform into a Rabbit.

Known rabbitsEdit

Frog-rabbit hybridsEdit

Frog-rabbit mutation
A frog-rabbit hybrid
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If Conjuration is not performed correctly, mistakes such as Frog-Rabbit hybrids can occur, explainable by the Principle of Artificianimate Quasi-Dominance.

Behind the scenesEdit

LapiforsB
Seth CooperAdded by Seth Cooper

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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