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European female rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) have evolved parsimony in the relationship towards their offspring. Lactating females nurse their litter immediately after parturition, but then leave the nest and will interact with their young only once per day, for a 5-minute nursing episode....

Coureaud, G.; Fortun-Lamothe, L.; Rödel, H. G.; Monclús, R.; Schaal, B.
World Rabbit Science Association, Castanet-Tolosan, France
Proceedings of the 9th World Rabbit Congress, Verona, Italy, 10-13 June 2008, 2008, pp 1131-1146