Hahndorf Farm Barn, Adelaide
Among all the places we have been to in Adelaide, Sonia and Arnold loved the Hahndorf Farm Barn most! There, we saw many animals…
The whole place was very well organised with opportunities for the kids to feed and pat the animals. You can purchase food for the animals at AUD 3 per packet. We bought five packets and were rationing soon after. The kids were very generous with their carrots!
- A female rabbit is called a doe and a male is called a buck.
- A young rabbit is called a kitten or kit for short.
- Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and without fur.
- A mother rabbit will pull fur from her chest to make a nest to have her babies in.
- There are over 18- breeds of rabbit worldwide.
- Rabbit teeth grow their entire life and are worn down by chewing on grass and hay.
- Rabbits need to eat plenty of hay for their digestive system to stay healthy. They also eat commercial rabbit pellets and love carrots and apple.
- Rabbits have one of the quickest reproductive rates; they are pregnant for only 31 days! A doe can have a litter of between 4 and 12 kittens.
- Because their eyes are set on the sides of their head, rabbits cannot see directly under their nose! They have a very keen sense of smell that allows them to identify food below their nose. They can also see behind them without turning their heads!
- A rabbit can only breathe through its nose, so you will never see a panting rabbit.
- A rabbit has 4 toes on its back feet and 4 toes on its front feet!
- A male deer is called a buck, a female deer is called a dow, and a baby deer is called a fawn.
- Deer live to between 12 and 16 years of age.
- Deer have horn-like growths on their head called antlers.
- Antlers are used by deer for protection to defend themselves and their family from predators and to show others in their herd ‘who’s the boss’.
- Antlers are not permanent parts of the deer’s body. Every year, the deer antlers fall off in spring and start to grow again. Antlers grow back bigger and stronger each year.
- The deer family also include the Elk, Moose, Caribou, and Reindeer.
- Deer have stomach that is divided into four sections – just like cow’s.
All of us had so much fun, especially the kids! We would have stayed at the farm for a little longer if not for the strong wind. It got colder and we were worried for the kids, so we left soon after.
Will we come back again?
This time round, we didn’t get to ride on ponies or watch the Wildlife and Reptile Show. Maybe the next time, when the kids are older. Hahndorf Farm Barn, we will be back, some day!
If you are traveling to Adelaide, you have got to visit the Hahndorf Farm Barn. Your kids will love it there!
Next coming up, more about Hahndorf. Stay tune!