Do Rabbits Lay Eggs?

No, rabbits do not lay eggs. Rabbits, like humans, are mammals. Most mammals do not lay eggs — they have tiny little babies that drop out covered in slime and goo.

In fact, only five mammal species lay eggs: the totally messed-up and confused duck-billed platypus, and four species of echidna, commonly known as spiny anteaters. All of these egg-laying mammals are freaks of nature. Unsurprisingly, most of them live in Australia and New Guinea.

Rabbit Egg-Laying Confusion


An Easter rabbit egg hybrid thing. No wonder people get confused (photo ©

There is some confusion about egg-laying rabbits. The confusion stems from the frankly bizarre religious practice known as Easter. Easter began as a fairly simple religious thing, but has since become a hallucinatory descent into the very depths of human strangeness (a bit like Christmas).

Most people have forgotten what Easter is all about, which is probably a good thing. Easter is a celebration that commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ was God’s son, sort of, and he was apparently a cool guy. He had long hair and could turn water into wine.

Anyway, modern society has turned his miraculous resurrection into an excuse for eating chocolate. Specifically, chocolate covered eggs and, to a lesser extent, chocolate covered rabbits. Whatever, there’s a whole rabbit/egg thing going on.

So… considering the heinous lies that parents tell their children, it’s not surprising that some people get confused about rabbits and eggs.

But when people grow up, they normally realize that the chocolate eggs are not laid by the rabbits. The chocolate eggs are because Jesus came back to life, and so are the rabbits. And because people like any old excuse to eat chocolate.

  1 comment for “Do Rabbits Lay Eggs?

  1. Johnson Alfred
    March 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Rabbits lay several eggs. It is the order of the day

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