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Poultry and Livestock: baby rabbits

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jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2012
8:31 AM

Post #9144739

my doe had 6 babies during the night and wants nothing to do with them. has anyone ever hand raised a newborn rabbit? any help would be appreciated
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2012
9:18 AM

Post #9144808

First, be SURE that she isn't feeding them. Rabbits send most of the day away from their young.

http://www.bio.miami.edu/hare/orphan.html

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2012
11:39 AM

Post #9144983

thanks catmad
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9145148

Are they okay??

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 30, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9145192

they seem tobe. i made a nest out of straw and put them in it. mama just lays there looking at them, but the are definatly breathing and moving
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2012
6:37 AM

Post #9145920

Crossing fingers toes, paws and whiskers :)

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2012
7:22 AM

Post #9145984

today she has made them a nest of hair and hay. they are warm, and thier bellies feel full, so hopefully she has fed them.
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

May 31, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9146429

Good news.
Good Mommy :)

jordankittyjo

jordankittyjo
Bessemer, AL
(Zone 8b)

May 31, 2012
2:47 PM

Post #9146582

checked them, they still seem content

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