Feeding baby rabbits falls mostly to the mother rabbit for the first 3 weeks of the bunny’s life. Between 3 weeks and around 6 weeks old, the baby rabbits need less and less of mom, and more and more pellets and hay. At the point they no longer "need" the mother for food, they are said to be weaned.
FEEDING BABY RABBITS. Instead of cow's milk, use KMR (Kitten Milk Replacer) or Goat's milk. When you give goat's milk be sure it is warm. Rabbits are in a class by themselves. They need a pinch of acidophilus powder to digest their formula and lactate will also have to be added.
I was a first time owner and found baby rabbits when they are tiny the best thing is goat milk,then little never feed lettace i killed eight of my twelve the second time owning bunnys and when you lose them it is like they got rabbit fever (NEVER) feed baby rabbits lettace my three that are left is daisy lion head,lumpalot my floopyears,ans ...
Rabbits under one year old can be fed alfalfa pellets. Be sure to feed grass hay (rather than alfalfa) if you are feeding your young rabbit alfalfa pellets. Look for pellets with a high ﬁber content — the higher the better. Do not buy the rabbit pellets that have dried corn, nuts and seeds added, because those foods can potentially be very ...
Feed the baby rabbit very small drops, just touched to the lips. The kit should try to lick the milk off its mouth. Be prepared for the kit to move around when its mouth is touched. Have also a paper towel or absorbent cloth at hand to mop any extra milk or fluid that runs up into the nostrils. Blot often!
Your pregnant rabbit will need extra nutritional care during her pregnancy.The extra weight will mean that she requires extra calories. Increasing your doe's portion sizes however can cause gas and bloating. So it is often better to feed your bunny an extra meal a day rather than one large meal. Increase her portions as you feel necessary per each week of the pregnancy.
An orphaned or abandoned domesticated rabbit must receive regular feedings of a simulation of his mother's milk to give him a chance of surviving. You can make and feed an orphaned baby bunny a homemade milk formula that will provide him with the nutrients necessary for survival. Wash your hands ...
Feed your rabbits a small amount of good quality pellets/nuggets daily. Measure 25g (an eggcup-full) of pellets per kg of your rabbit's body weight; for a medium-sized rabbit (2kg) feed a maximum of two full eggcups. Muesli-style foods aren't recommended for rabbits.
In a pinch, try soaking some of your rabbit's pellets in warm water to make a mash. You can add some 100% pure canned pumpkin or vegetable baby food to make it more palatable. Mixing in little banana puree or blending the pellet mash with some of his favorite fresh greens may entice your bunny to take the syringe feed willingly.
Photo by Bill Sarver from FreeImages. As I mentioned back in an earlier post about feeding wild rabbits in 2011, I have wild rabbits in my backyard. They show their wonderful faces mostly during the spring and summer. This year has been a little different because I have seen at least one of them every now and then when I take my dog Maggie out before bed.