First time rabbit Mom First time rabbit mom rejected the only baby that survived

silly4buttons

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Hi my rabbit bonbon that is about seven months had three kids on my birthday December 15 that I did not know that she was pregnant 2 of the kits died and one is remaining I have been feeding at goats milk from the can with a egg yolk it seems to be OK the ears have gradually started to open But not the eyes its urinates and poos I still wipe its bottom with warm cotton balls. The mom will lick the kit when she feels like it but when the baby goes under her she freaks out and runs I tried to hold her in place but she got upset and nip me I will not be doing that again. Now she she is holding a grudge against me but will still let me pet her. I am such a bad rabbit moma. Dad is a 5 year old Lionshead Mr wrinkles and mom is a 6 month Californian bun bun. baby Is 12 days old. It takes about 3ml 2x day from a miracle nipple bottle But it looks to thin please don’t be to harsh I know I should have been more careful. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
 

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Mother rabbit only feeds her babies once or twice a day. Don't force her..
This. You may miss her feeding it. If baby has a round belly it is getting fed. If it is gaunt than it's not being fed.

A rabbits instinct is to only go by the kits when it feels it's safe. Otherwise the mom stays away so she doesn't attract predators. I would leave it be a day or two and check to see if it's tummy is round. Rabbits have a sensitive digestive tract, especially when very young.
 

silly4buttons

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This. You may miss her feeding it. If baby has a round belly it is getting fed. If it is gaunt than it's not being fed.

A rabbits instinct is to only go by the kits when it feels it's safe. Otherwise the mom stays away so she doesn't attract predators. I would leave it be a day or two and check to see if it's tummy is round. Rabbits have a sensitive digestive tract, especially when very young.

They lives in the house with me I haven been feeding it because she’s not
 

BallyFarm

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Sounds like bunny is doing well! I don’t think you have to worry. Also a tell tale sign is meowing almost lien the sound kittens make if they are hungry. But the bunny seems healthy in the pictures. You seem to be doing a great job!
 

silly4buttons

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Sounds like bunny is doing well! I don’t think you have to worry. Also a tell tale sign is meowing almost lien the sound kittens make if they are hungry. But the bunny seems healthy in the pictures. You seem to be doing a great job!
Thank you I think so too :love The nipple I bought is a god sent he or she wraps it little paws around it. So dam cute
 

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