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Help !!!!! We found. A tiny baby rabbit

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by lucy7, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. lucy7

    lucy7 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Today we found a tiny baby rabbit and the mother is no where to be seen its been about an hour since we found it, it's still alive but won't go anywhere !! I know I should leave it there but if I leave it there over night unless the mother comes back it will for sure get eatten by a fox or coyote what should I do if the mother doesn't come back ??????? Should I call an animal rescue center or a vet???? Should I just leave it there and see what happens???? Please reply i don't want another animal to eat it also could anyone tell me how old it is or what kind of rabbit it is ???? Sorry this is sooo long !!!!
    Thanks!!!

    I will at a pic as soon as I remember how lol
     
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  2. lucy7

    lucy7 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's a pic[​IMG]. If u want to see more go to my profile
     
  3. frenchiegirl21

    frenchiegirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This looks like a baby cottontail rabbit. You should leave it where it is. Trust me, that tiny adorable baby can take care of itself! The mom will come back in the evening and take care of it. Hope this helps!
     
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  4. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agree with this. Here's a good website for reference:

    http://www.waldenspuddle.org/HELPMEbabycottontailrabbit.html
     
  5. LuvOurChickies

    LuvOurChickies Out Of The Brooder

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    How sweet ! We have tiny baby rabbits in our yard all the time. Momma will continue to care for him if he goes back to the nest to sleep, or he may be big enough to be on his own. I have been surprised at how little they are when they are out on their own. Either way, he will be fine left alone.
     
  6. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww, that is a little bitty cotton tail and he is well equipped to take care of himself. [​IMG] Leave him alone and he will find his momma himself tonight. They look little and sweet but those guys are fiesty and tough little things, used to watching out for themselves for the most part. All momma does is feed them and take off at this age anyway.

    Just try to keep an eye on him from the house to make sure no dogs or cats try to bother him until night comes and he can find his way home safely. [​IMG]

    I might be a little concerned if he is still there in the morning though. [​IMG]
     
  7. lucy7

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    We watched it all afternoon and around dinner it hopped off into the woods. Thanks for your help!
     

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