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Animals, Volume 9, Issue 10 (October 2019)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Domesticated pet rabbits typically exhibit shorter, flatter skulls than their wild counterparts [...] Read more. Domesticated pet rabbits typically exhibit shorter, flatter skulls than their wild counterparts (brachycephalism). However, brachycephaly is associated with increased risk of considerable health problems, including painful dental abnormalities. In the UK, more than half of the rabbit population is thought to be comprised of mini-lops and Netherland dwarf rabbits, which are moderately to extremely brachycephalic. Here, with unprecedented global participation, we revealed that people around the globe have a preference for mildly-brachycephalic rabbits, with moderately dolichocephalic (longer-skulled) rabbits being the least preferred. The preference for brachycephalic rabbits was stable across continents, and as such it is highly plausible that human preference has been a driver for the shortening of the skull typically seen in domestic rabbits, perhaps as a result of the “baby-schema”. View this paper