Baby rabbit help..

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by thekid, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi I got three cute little bunnies! And they don't know how to drink out of the water bottle style bottles. Well I have one in their cage and they like don't know how to use it. I tried to put their mouths up to it and let the water run over their mouth, doesn't work. Should I just leave it in there and they will find it and learn to get water out of it? Thankyou - Brian
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    How old are they?
  3. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

    Mar 4, 2009
    Broodyland, TN
    My Coop
    Give them a bowl.
  4. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Sorry I am not sure on the age they are really young though but fully furry but really small at the same time.
  5. Cpprpnny19

    Cpprpnny19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2011
    Wild or domesticated rabbits? If wild and they still have the white spot on forehead,
    they need to be bottle fed formula-take them to a wildlife rehab center. If domesticated
    and at least 5 weeks old you can do the following:

    They should have fresh water in a non tippable bowl, a good quality rabbit pellet (Purina Rabbit Chow
    Complete green bag or Blue Seal bunny 16%), and timothy and/or grass mix hay (NO alfalfa!) daily.

    NOTHING ELSE! No lettuce ever! [​IMG] No treats, fruits or vegetables until 4 months old. [​IMG]

    If any signs of loose stool are present, Old Fashioned Oatmeal (uncooked) can be given.
    It can also be used to tempt them to eat and to get used to hands that bring goodies. [​IMG]

    Feel free to e-mail me privately with any questions-

    Lynne [​IMG]
  6. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    No tip bowl works best. Took my fully grown rabbit five months to figure out a water bottle. I put the bottle over the bowl so she had an option. When she is out with the chickens she prefers their waterer.
  7. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    anybody else? [​IMG]
  8. goofy98

    goofy98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2011
    just keep doing what your doing till they get it I raise and show french lops most of mine start on bowles but we put them on water bottles after they are old enought. [​IMG]

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