About a week and a half ago, me and Cookie found three little baby bunnies in our yard, and Cookie of course thought they looked yummy and decided to put them all in her mouth. I screamed at Cookie bloody murder not to kill those bunnies, and after I screamed NO Cookie, she put them all down. So I ended up picking all of them up and putting them back in their den, and I would visit them at least three times a day, and cuddle them. I saw the babies yesterday, and one of their eyes was opened and the seconds was semi opened and the third had his eyes completely closed. I was just wondering if it is possible if these bunnies escaped out of their den or if they got eaten? The poor momma bunny is just sitting outside by here den, and she seriously looks sad! I put carrots and flowers by her and like she won't even run from me, she just sitting their for like two hours now, poor thing! Today I did see a squarel by the den and thought maybe the squeirrel ate the babies. I hope this doesn't seem like a pointless question, I was just wondering if maybe its possible they weren't eaten. I hope they come back, I don't think the momma is going anywhere.
mypoodlerocks, unfortunately, the babies are probably gone. Next time you find them, try not to touch them, but if absolutely necessary, use plastic gloves, and put them over the fence out of your dog's reach. If that's not possible, you might have to take your dog on leash walks; so that she can't get the babies, until the babies are big enough to get away. Sorry to hear the sad story.
Sorry to tell you this but you probably had a lot to do with the disappearance of the bunnies. Rabbits AVOID their nests and only return to feed the babies 1 or 2 times a day. This is because they are on the favorite foods list of every predator out there. The mother rabbits stay away to keep from drawing attention to the location of the nest. By going there and cuddling the bunnies 3 times a day you drew the attention of every predator in the area to them and made their location known. In future look from a distance, don't touch, take pictures if you can and you'll get to enjoy them a lot longer. If your yard is open and clear plant some shrubs or a thick flower garden so next year she'll have a safer place to hide her nest.