hi, my name is whitney. i have always bought my bunnies at pet stores. i seem to be real responsible with those kind. but today i was in my house cleaning while my dad was outside doing yard work. i came across this baby bunny, actually 3 of them or more. i thought they looked just adorable, so me(14 years) my dad(35) and my little brother(7) caught one. i felt really bad because it was sqealing, i didnt hurt it though. i just know we have alot of snakes in my backyard so it has a better chance of me taking care of it. but there is one problem, how do i nurse a wild animal?!?! i am really excited over this fine catch, but i need ya'lls help with making sure i make it the best home it could possibly have!!!
In most states it is against the law to keep wild animals. They actually have a much better chance being with their mother since only she can provide the kind of milk and food they need. It is probably scared to death, that is why it squealed. It would feel much safer in the enviroment in which it was found. Unfortunatley snakes are something that rabbits deal with and I think that it has a better chance of surviving in the wild by its instincts than being raised by a human who doesnt have a good idea of its needs. You may think you are helping the bunny but you are potentially doing it more harm than good. It is cool to see them and even pet them but they really need to be doing what nature intended them to do.
You need to put the baby back where you found it. The mother will not be far from there and will be frantically looking for her baby. A wild bunny CANNOT survive in captivity. Their circulatory systems are not strong enough, and it will suffer a heart attack from the stress of living in doors. This bunny has a much better chance of survival if you PUT IT BACK WHERE YOU GOT IT!!! I cannnot stress that enough. Wild bunnies do not survive in captivity!!!
please put the bunny back where you found it ASAP and hopefully the mother will come back for it! baby rabbits are very difficult to keep alive and most times the mother rabbit will come for it if you put the baby back!!!
Indifference turns clarity into denial. ~Quan Tracy Cherry
In my recent post in the Small Pet Talk, I had posted something very similar to this. I had caught a wild bunny, and I had thought it would be better in the house away from all of its enimies. So, yes, please put the bunny back where it belongs. It was with its mom probably, since you said there were others. No my rescue was different. This bunny was all alone. Now I could have been wrong. But there was no traces of a mom or a hole anywhere. So check out my posts. Or message me on this website if you have any further questions. I however, love animals and dogs and rabbits are my favorite!
Please put the bunny back WHERE YOU FOUND IT, Lauren296