Help with baby bunnies!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by lamuelaloca, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. lamuelaloca

    lamuelaloca New Egg

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    I have 5 week old baby bunnies
    One died last night, it looks like the symptoms of cocci I noticed she was thin with a "pot belly"
    But aftervreadingvthis forum I have made a mistake by placing fresh kale and parsley in with the kits!!!!
    what do I do now
     
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, first I would remove them and then keep a close watch on the others
     
  3. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Take them to the vet. I think that would be the only way to save them at this point [​IMG]

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  4. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    It sounds like mucoid enteritis. The only treatment for it I have been able to find is antibiotics and sulfanamide (sp) drugs. Even then the prognosis is iffy. Are these bunnies for pets or show or meat? If they are pets you can take them to the vet. If they are for meat or show it really isn't worth it. It's up to you. You pays your money and you takes your choice. In any event, chances are even if they survive they won't amount to much. As you found out, giving greens to young bunnies is just asking for trouble. Sorry. If you haven't already done so, I would suggest you get a good beginner's book on rabbits. I like Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits by Bob Bennett. However, I want to warn you that if your bunnies are strictly for pets you might find the pages on preparing rabbits for the dinner table distressing. You can always skip that part though. Good luck.
     
  5. emmachickgirl

    emmachickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    So this is somewhat on topic to this I just had my Rex give brith on Sunday when they were do today I wasn't home then and they had all died (there was 6) did I do something wrong? Was there a fault in the pregnancy? Please help I don't want it to happen a second time
     
  6. IHeartPoultry

    IHeartPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe mom was too young? Did she have a "proper" nest box?
     
  7. cassie

    cassie Overrun With Chickens

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    Sometimes things like this happen and in most cases there isn't a whole lot you can do about it. I am assuming the doe was old enough, had a proper nest box, and her own cage. Some does just aren't mature enough and don't take care of their first litter and then do fine with subsequent litters. Some are never good mothers. When I had rabbits, any doe that lost her litter was rebred in a few days. If it happened again she ended up on my dinner table.
     
  8. emmachickgirl

    emmachickgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes she had a "proper " nesting box and she is about 9 months
     

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