Baby bunny HELP!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by luvzmybabz, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I found a baby while mowing I looked around and did not find any other babies or a hole, I can not just let it die so is there a such thing as rabbit formula? he is about 4 inches long
     
  2. brahma-momma

    brahma-momma Out Of The Brooder

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    the best thing you can do is put it back where you found it. most likely if you try to keep it it will get the diareah and die.
     
  3. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    YES! PUT IT BACK IMMEDIATELY! Just because it was alone doesn't mean the mom abandoned it like most people think [​IMG] The only time you should EVER take care of a wild rabbit is if you know FOR SURE the mom is dead. Also, don't be fooled by the myth: "If you touch it, the mom will never come back." This is NOT true. As long as it is alive, she will take care of it.
     
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Wild mother bunnies only feed their little ones 2-3 times a day. She is usually close by but, you may not see her. Put the little one back and if there isn't any fur for it to hide in put a bunch of grass together and let it hide in that. That way it is hidden from prediators but, don't worry Momma will find it.
     
  5. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    I will tend to have to agree...since a little girl I have always learned the hard way...baby bunnies die in captivity.

    I live next to a feild and the farmer was always bringing us baby bunnies who lost their mothers during the plowing season.

    They never lasted very long despite all of our efforts.

    My dh came home with one who's tree he cut down for a customer-the bottom of the tree had a hollow. He handled it and let our dd pet it and I said it's best not to and put it in a box and drove it back to the home. The mother rabbit was standing in the middle of the yard as if in an awful fright. When she saw me she ran. I put the baby down close to where the tree had been and it hopped under the porch and I sat from my car and waited and mother rabbit soon followed.

    She is out there waiting. The baby is doomed if you keep it. Even though you think your helping, you not. Put it back and let nature take it's course. Human contact is too much stress for these little creatures.

    Cute though aren't they? Now go put it back...or else.

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  6. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Already put it back finished mowing that area of yard and had hubby build a little mound of grass next to where we had found it and put it in the mound. He is fully furred just gave it a little camo.
     
  7. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    Just another thing to keep in mind-wild baby bunnies are real tiny when they leave the nest. My almost 4 year old can hold one in one hand when they are ready to go.
     

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