If you are raising backyard rabbits then this will eventually happen to you. You too will find yourself tucking helpless little creatures in places that you never thought you would to keep them warm. You too will be running all over town trying to score some kitten formula and searching for the tiniest bottle known to man.
I used a plastic tote to keep my baby in and made sure it was kept in a safe QUIET place, as baby bunnies can get stressed quite easily. Kit’s can keep warm without the help of a heating pad if the environment is around 80 degrees or warmer.
Rabbit mothers nurse their babies for approximately 5 minutes a day. They will be in the nest or nest box early in the morning and then again in the evening. The milk is very rich and the babies “fill up” to capacity within minutes. Mother rabbits do not “sit” on the babies to keep them warm as do some mammals and birds.
There is no consensus on how often to feed baby rabbits. Some authorities recommend not feeding them more often than every 6 hours. Animal care rehabilitators have had success feeding baby rabbits every 2 to 3 hours from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. when the rabbits' eyes are closed. The time between feedings is lengthened as the rabbits eat more per feeding.
Do you have any prior experience raising rabbits? If not, you should just practice with something simple like “Keep it alive for a year”. Once you have that mastered, then move on to breeding…. And I promise, if you start breeding, you WILL lose some…its part of nature.
Make sure that your rabbits get enough variety in their day-to-day lives, have plenty of toys and things to entertain them, and get to play outside or in different environments regularly. 6. Keep your rabbit clean Keeping your rabbit, his hutch and all of his equipment clean is vital to keeping your rabbit fit, healthy and comfortable. Cleaning ...
Again, make sure you KNOW for sure the mom was killed and the bunnies are abandoned (not warm, etc).You will not see the mom.Remember, the mom will only come back in the middle of the night to feed her babies.If the mom was killed, the best thing you can do for a wild orphaned baby bunny is to get in touch with a skilled rehabilitator.
If you returned the baby to a spot in your yard and you have a dog or cat, keep them away from the area until the rabbits are gone. We leashed our dog and took him to another area of the yard to do his business. It only took a day or two before the little rabbits had moved out.
The harsh reality is that many of us who care about wild baby bunnies may be contributing to the suffering and death. House cats who roam outside will kill about every other time they go out. And unlike feral cats who hunt because they are hungry, and kill immediately, house cats maul and torment their prey, sometimes skinning baby bunnies alive.
I,m starting this form to find ways to keep baby bunnies warm because i live in Texas and it gets down to around 20degess in the winter time even in my barn its still really cold. I have tried things like heat lamps and mini heaters and those work but i,m looking for cheaper and easier ways to keep my little bunnies warm.