|Spawn||Any open space|
These creatures can be called Rabbits or Bunnies. They are officially called bunnies.
Bunnies are passive mobs that can spawn in any open space, and can be picked up by right-clicking them, which will put them on your head. While riding a Horse, this results in a significant speed boost. If you are being chased by mobs, and you drop the bunny, the mobs will target the bunny instead of the player.
To tame a bunny, simply right-click it and it will ride on your head a "name your pet" sign will pop up. Right-click it again to put it down. There is no specific time you have to be holding it in order for it to become tamed, and unlike most other tameable mobs they will not follow you.
Bunnies can be bred by placing two tamed Bunnies of any color in the same enclosed area. They will then breed, spawning several new Bunnies (you will be alerted when a new one is made by a "popping" sound just like the noise made when a chicken lays an egg). As they reproduce quite rapidly, you should keep watch of your Bunny breeding programs as to not cause game lag or overflow. The colors of the baby bunnies also do not strictly represent the colors of their parents, and a baby bunny can have colors neither of its parents have.