I was outside and heard this squeaking noise, my dogs were trying to get this tiny baby bunny! I got the dogs in the house and got the baby bunny. He is not hurt, but he is VERY tiny! He fits in the palm of my hand. My question is, i don't know how old he is, is he too little to survive on his own. I haven't seen any big bunnies in our back yard. We have a fence in yard so i don't know how a mama bunny would come in and out. But that would mean that he found his way in our yard. I don't know either way, i am not sure what to do with him, I put him in a large box with some water and carrots. In the box i put a small box that he can hide in. Should i go get some kind of milk replacer for him? Should i let him loose in the front yard to try and make it on his own? I don't know what to do!
If that little bunny has a full coat of fur, and his eyes are opened, he's probably ar least weaned. His Mama is probably around there somewhere. It's hard to keep wild bunnies in captivity, so I suggest you contact the Wildlife Informaton Directory, and call an emergency vet to make sure he's not dehydrated. You can tell that yourself if you gently pinch his fur, and if it tents, or stays there, he's been away from his Mama too long. Good luck with the little guy.
Well My dogs found another baby bunny! There must be a nest in my yard! I know i can't leave them back there, my dogs will eat them! I checked the skin and they are so tiny that i could hardly grab any fur. It does tent slightly, but then does go back down! I am going to call the vet in the morning and a good friend of mine has alot of experience with bunnies, so maybe she can help! I am also going to look and see if there is some kind of milk replacer for them!
Well i did some reading about orpahaned wild bunnies and it said that the momma's only come around in the evening and very early in the morning. It also said to release them back to where i found them. So i put them back to where i found the first one and we were sitting out back and saw the one run across the yard. There is a small hole where the dogs have dug at the back of my fence. It wouldn't be big enough ( i wouldn't think) for the mama but the babies can fit through it! We think the nest is possibly behind our fence in the landscaping! We will check tomorrow! I just need to know where it is to put the babies back if they get in my yard again, i don't want the dogs to kill them! Thanks
Check around for dead grass. I used to have a rabbit nest in my back yard and just by looking at it, you would think it was a spot where my dogs peed on it and the grass died... but it you poke it, it's hollow. I don't know how else to describe the nest. They trip you if you're not paying attention. But anyway, you should probably put the bunnies back where you found them and keep your dogs inside... if the dogs have to go the bathroom take them on a walk w/ their leashes. By the way, mother bunnies come at night to feed their babies so you probably won't see her during the day. Hope that helped. :]
weve found lots of bunnies last one had an injured leg it liked my mom lol :P but we kept it til it got better and we let it go anyways we feed it carrots,alfalfa.broccli,and apples and it stay health we kept it in our gacuzzi it was sweet so if it is old enough you should let it go they should stay wild...but if its not keep watch for the mom ...good luck
cats humor us because they know there ancesters ate ours!