Rabbits are a crepuscular species – this means that, unlike us, they are most active around dawn and dusk. Rabbits tend to sleep and nap frequently throughout the day and night, so these aren’t ideal times to interact with them. If you’re visiting your rabbits in the day and keep finding them asleep, it may be better to try going to them early in the morning, or in the evening.
Rabbits are crepuscular, meaning they are hopping around at their liveliest early in the morning and during the evening
There are several potential reasons why rabbits are crepuscular. Rabbits are preyed upon by a lot of different predators, so they are constantly on the look-out for both nocturnal and daytime creatures. Dawn and dusk are the safest times to leave their home and graze, because the light conditions aren’t ideal for either threat. It’s a little too dark for daytime predators, and a little too bright for night-time predators.