Do male rabbits have nipples? Your Questions Answered.

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Last Updated on October 17, 2022 by Rei Garnet

Male rabbits have nipples just like female rabbits. The only difference between them is the size.

Male rabbits’ nipples are underdeveloped, so they are generally smaller and harder to find compared to female rabbits.

If you want to find your male rabbit’s nipples, you need to part their fur and look for a raised skin tag-like bump.

If it’s normal, the male rabbit’s nipples are often light colored. It can also be reddish if it is inflamed or irritated.

Now that I’ve given you the gist of the article, read on as I explain in more detail why male rabbits have nipples:

Do male rabbits have nipples like female rabbits?

Yes, male and female rabbits both have nipples. In fact, they have the same number of nipples.

The difference between them is that male rabbits’ nipples are underdeveloped (smaller) and often hard to find. That’s why people are often confused about whether or not male rabbits have nipples.

Male rabbits can even develop conditions specific to the mammary glands, like gynecomastia.

How do you locate your male rabbit’s nipples?

You can locate your male bunnies nipples by parting their fur using your fingers.

Be warned though, it’s hard to find the nipples of a male rabbit because they are often so small. This is especially true for breeds that have thick fur. 

You can also try blowing in their fur if you’re having trouble finding it.

Rabbit’s nipples are usually darker than the surrounding skin. It’s comparable to a raised skin tag.

What do male rabbits’ nipples look like?

The male rabbit’s nipples look like a skin tag. It’s often light colored or a little reddish if it’s irritated. But most of the time, it’s light pink.

Here’s a few examples of what rabbit’s nipples look like: 

example of what nipples of a female rabbit looks like
Source: Reddit by u/NeuroBass
example of what nipples of a male rabbit looks like
Source: “What’s going on with my rabbits nipple?” by
u/Estate_Soggy

How many nipples do male rabbits have?

Male rabbits have the same number of nipples as female rabbits. The number of nipples is determined by the breed of the rabbit.

On average, a medium-sized female rabbit would have 8-10 nipples.

Conclusion

Male rabbits have the same number of nipples as female rabbits, but they are often hard to find because they are underdeveloped.

Male rabbits can even develop conditions specific to the mammary glands, like gynecomastia.

On average, a medium-sized female rabbit would have 8–10 nipples, so their male counterpart would also have the same number of nipples; it’s just harder to find.

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By Rei Garnet

I’ve loved and cared for rabbits since I was 9 years old, and I’m here to share my passion for rabbits. My objective is to help rabbit owners give their rabbits the best life possible.