3 legged bunny baby

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  1. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've taken in a 4-5 week old (?) who lost a front leg to a raccoon (probably). It has survived the first 24 hours - surprisingly - and is now in a hutch with a 6 week old female rabbit just so it will have company. Other then providing clean food, water and environment..anything else to do? BTW - I do understand the importance of leaving rabbits alone [​IMG] as in not handled and therefore stressed more....

    I was wondering though...... I'm also harboring a momma with 2 2.5 week olds. Any chance I could convince her to take in another? Yeah - I know it's a long shot.....

    My hopes aren't high for this little, but hey, if it can have a chance....why not give it one.....


    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Not knowing rabbits, but I wouldn't put the injured one in with the new momma. Is it possible she will attack him?
     
  3. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not really paranoid but would be concerned about rabies potentially. Unless there is something really really special about this bunny it would be kinder to put it down. I would definitely not put it with another animal that may bully or try to get rid of the weaker link. Calm dark place that is warm to heal up with as little stress as possible would be the best way to treat it.
     
  4. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Yes! She could very well do that. I haven't tried...she could just flip out and kill her own as well. Little tripod will have to snuggle with his friend and I'll wake with fingers crossed [​IMG]
     
  5. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Agreed.

    The wound was too extensive - RIP little bun.
     
  6. annanicole18

    annanicole18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its always hard to lose one especially under those kind of circumstances. Sorry for your loss
     
  7. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bunnies actually recover pretty easily from amputation. so much so that it is the standard practice for many vets when dealing with a broken leg. The first 24 hours is for shock, which rabbits are very susceptable to, but that goes for any injury.

    good luck!
     
  8. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks y'all for your responses.
     

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