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4 Money Lessons We Can Learn from Rabbits

posted on May 30, 2021 |   1004 likes


Animals can teach us many life lessons, here are 4 from rabbits

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Just like any other subject, the very first step to understanding and mastering personal finance is to learn. Not just by reading books, but also by reading your surroundings. Reading what is happening around you will help you learn a lot about ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ with your money.

If observed keenly, even animals can teach us many life lessons. Despite their freedom from financial concerns, many animals teach valuable money lessons to be treasured all through life.

This inspired us to start a new blog series where we’ll be exploring money and personal finance through the lenses of different animals around the world, drawing lessons and making connections to the human world and our times.

On this episode, we will look at 4 lessons we can learn from rabbits. There’s no point being proud here, if the rabbit has got something to teach us, why not?

So, let’s dive in.


1.    Great Long-Distance Eyesight

When we were younger, our parents did everything to make sure that we ate enough carrots, there used to be a popular claim that if you ate up your carrots, you’d be able to see in the dark.

While that promise was not an exact the reality, those carrot-loving rabbits do have impressive vision, specifically over long distances and it’s looking ahead into the long-term that we should all do with our finances, rather than getting bogged down by short-term changes.

Take pensions or growing an investment portfolio for example, it is more beneficial to think long term with your pension and investments – the earlier the better.

Similarly, when debating whether to buy a property, car, or not, you shouldn’t be worrying about month-to-month fluctuations in price, but rather how appropriate the property will be as a home or utility device for an extended period of time, and whether you can still afford it once inflations and other interest rates start heading upwards.

Think of the financial moves you make on the long-term basis. Think long term benefits as well as long term consequences, start early and the end goal will be more enjoyable.


2.    Getting the most out of food

Rabbits can have some ‘interesting’ behaviors towards food, or rather, what their food becomes – excrement. Indeed, rabbits will tend to eat some of their own droppings, in order to digest the food further and extract as many nutrients from it as possible.

Obviously, we’d never recommend eating your own poo! However, there are ways to maximize what you get out of your food, whether that means finding a way to make use of leftovers, or simply getting more from your money.

When doing your weekly shopping, be sure to use online stores to check and compare prices as you'll be able to get the best deals from a range of online supermarkets.

Also, don’t be in a hurry to throw away unfinished food, unfinished dinner today can be properly preserved and served as lunch tomorrow.

Always bargain for the best deals, when seeking out a loan, look for the best rates and tenor, the same applies to your investment, don’t be in a hurry to be done with the process, ask questions and makes sure you get the best deal. Those little differences definitely add up.

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3.    Breeding

We’ve all heard the phrase “at it like rabbits.” Rabbits are noted for their prolific breeding ability, with an average litter size of between 4 and 12 babies.

Also, cottontail rabbits are able to begin breeding at a very young age, as young as 2 to 3 months old – according to the Animal Diversity Web. Rabbits also have a short gestation period, between 25 and 28 days, which means they can have several litters of babies each year.

However, for us humans, this is a lesson in the negative.

Children are not like those kittens which are let go within few weeks to months. Raising lots of children has become more economically testing because the costs of raising children are not just financial but also tells on your mental and physical health.

With the rising cost of livelihood and inflation, we should take the opposite route when it comes to raising children.

we should only breed the number of children we can comfortably take absolute care of – bearing in mind that raising children is an event of long years, rather than months for rabbits.

Having more children than you can take care of can immediately throw a heavy weight on your finances and leave you always in a state of financial despair.


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4.    A wide range of habitat

Rabbits can live in a range of places, from deserts to swamps, forests to grasslands. Wherever they are, they will build interconnected tunnels called warrens.

While we humans also live in a variety of properties, from detached four-bedroom homes to studio flats, too many of us are single minded about how we make and spend money.

A lot of people are simply stereotyped about a single source of income and have no plans or interest to diversify. Because of this, when the environment changes, it becomes extremely difficult to adapt and survive any economic shake.

Like rabbits, here a call to have wide range of strategies when it comes to your income, including having a dependable financial service provider on your speed dial in case of emergencies.



Achieving financial freedom is a goal for many people. It generally means having enough savings, investments, and cash on hand to afford the lifestyle you want for yourself and your family—and a growing nest egg that will allow you to retire or pursue the career you want without being driven by earning a certain amount each year.

However, certain lifestyles can jeopardize this goal and render whatever plan you may have futile. This is why it is increasingly important that we pay attention to events and learn from any source that we can – including animals.

We hope that you have learned a thing or two from the rabbits that will take you closer to your financial goal. In the next episode of this series, we will be picking some vital lessons from frogs – yes you read right – frogs have lessons to teach us about money as well, watch out for it.

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