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A rabbit, r, is a type of monster that appears in SLASH'EM, SlashTHEM and Hack'EM. It is an herbivorous, domestic rodent that can be tamed with carrots, and shares a glyph with the rabid rabbit.


Rabbits are always generated hostile, and will not be randomly generated in Gehennom.


Rabbits are likely to be among the first monsters a player will encounter, with a similar role to the fox in vanilla NetHack: their higher speed of 15 can make their bites somewhat dangerous to starting characters. Thankfully, most roles and their starting pets are properly equipped to make quick work of rabbits.


The rabbit first appears in NetHack-- 3.1.3.


Rabbits, also known as bunnies or bunny rabbits, are small mammals in the family Leporidae (which also contains the hares) of the order Lagomorpha (which also contains the pikas). The European rabbit, which has been introduced on every continent except Antarctica, is familiar throughout the world as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet; the species and its descendants make up the world's 305 breeds of domestic rabbit. Although once considered rodents, lagomorphs like rabbits have been discovered to have diverged separately and earlier than their rodent cousins and have a number of traits rodents lack, like two extra incisors.