7 baby bunnies on my rock wall!!! What do we do?

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Should i leave them alone?? What if their mom died? What if they freeze tonight? They are just tiny things.. Palm of your hand size...
    Its LATE for them to be out of the den! they;re just babies! Where is their mother?? What do i do?? [​IMG]
     
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  2. save the favs

    save the favs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ooooh they must be so cute. Hope their mom is around soon. If you do help them, be prepared to go the distance with them, as I don't think the mon would take them back after human scent on them. Do you think their wild or a neighbors breeding?
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Since reading up on raising bunnies for meat, I've since learned that mom bunny will feed her kits usually just twice a day for like 15 minutes and spend the other 23 hours and 30 minutes off somewhere away from the nesting site to avoid attracting predators.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I dont know what to do! My gut tells me to gather them up for the night ...
    but my brain says to leave them alone ... that i could do them more harm by catching them...
    ahhhhhh! Theyre all huddled together , they look cold!
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Should i put hay out there by them for them to huddle under??
    My husband stained the deck today.. i wonder if mom moved them?? (the rock wall is right by the deck...)
     
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  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    I'd leave them be. They're liable to scatter and be even colder all alone.
     
  7. dot n'dave

    dot n'dave Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe just give them something they can go into if they want. If you have a shallow box with bedding, or hay they can jump in and huddle. Rabbits are a bit active at dusk so maybe moms off somewhere....well actually it is kinda late!
     
  8. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    leave them there. if you mess with them the momma may not come back. the momma rabbit does not stay with them only to feed them twice a day
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    The thing that i'm afraid of is... my husband spray stained the deck today.. and when he cleaned out the sprayer he did it right at the base of the rock wall.... [​IMG]
    Is still really smells like stain right where they are...
    i think that the smell is scaring them from going back into their nest or something??....not to mention..what if they eat any of the grass there?? [​IMG]
    I'm gonna go check them again...
     
  10. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

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    Are they furred and are their eyes open? I hand raised two bunnys that my dogs dug up in my garden. The dogs had already killed 3 of them so I had to take them. I fed them KMR and when they were old enough, brought in clover and clover flowers. Then I released them. Depending on how old they are, they should be in a nest lined with mama's furr. Keep your eyes peeled for mama. I'd be in the same tizzy.
     

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