*Update w/ PICS Help injurd baby rabbit

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by S n M Poultry, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    I was outside feeding today when i heard a scream. I turned around and saw a baby cottontail rabbit screaming and runing across my yard with my dog in close persuit. Thumper(his/her new name)ran into a pipe under an old marble bathtub we have layin around. I had to move the tub(Dont know how i did it, the thing weighs a ton and a half)and pull the pipe out. I then tipped one end of the pipe and slid Thumper into a cage. When i picked him up i saw that he has gashed on both sides of his body and one on his poo hole. I put neosporin on the wounds but is there anything else i can do for it? It really friendly. Also what do they eat?
     
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  2. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    anyone? ohh and i think it has a broken leg [​IMG]
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    If a while rabbit is being friendly it may be in shock I do not no anything about rabbit care though.

    Good Luck,
    Henry
     
  4. RoostersCrow

    RoostersCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    They eat greens of all kinds. They love new brocolli and spinach plants.

    If it has a broken leg I suggest you euthanize it.
     
  5. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    ok [​IMG]
     
  6. MaineChickens

    MaineChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They eat greens, gardens, and prize winning flower beds. Domestic rabbits eat rabbit pellets and hay. If you have hay I would give it some and a dish with water.

    I agree, the rabbit is most likely in shock. I would see if there is a wildlife rehabber in your area. Call your local emergency vet to find one. Sometimes the E vet will provide temporary care/stablization till the rehabber can pick up the injured animal.

    I do not think trying to keep this rabbit is in it's best interest.
     
  7. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * How bad are the gashes, Jeff? Can't help with the leg. Wild buns eat plants-- but you can feed him/her rabbit food from the feed store.
     
  8. flip9109

    flip9109 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awwwwww poor thing.

    I hope someone here knows how to help it.

    good luck
     
  9. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * How bad are the gashes, Jeff? Can't help with the leg. Wild buns eat plants-- but you can feed him/her rabbit food from the feed store.
     
  10. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    the only gash thst is bleeding is the one on its poo hole. the ones on its sides are just the pelt ripped open and there not bleeding. If it lived through the night i will call the ASPCA in the morning.
     

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