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Title: Newborn bunny help!
Post by: Punkygirl0101 on May 23, 2011, 12:51:11 AM
A couple weeks ago I found a female bunny wandering around in a parking lot, and managed to catch her. Today she gave birth, I found 4 dead ones and 2 live ones that were in her nest of hair. I moved her to a large dog crate and put the babies in a nest box with her hair. She is in a quiet location, I have blankets over the crate and its dark and warm. I did read that mother bunnies won't go in the nest all the time with them, and they don't feed them very often just 1-2 times a day...I am still worried because of the 4 dead babies, I don't know how they died. She was licking them when I went to feed the bunnies and saw she had given birth.

The two remaining bunnies appear to have full bellies, and are definitely warm. Should I worry? I do have the means to bottle/syringe feed if absolutely necessary.

And other advice anyone can give me? I have absolutely no experience with baby bunnies surprisingly! Ive had baby dogs,cats,rats,mice,hamsters, and guinea pigs but never bunnies!
Title: Re: Newborn bunny help!
Post by: Punkygirl0101 on May 23, 2011, 12:53:06 AM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/215409_10150160233686143_617781142_7116334_4762358_n.jpg)
This is momma when I first got her, the babies look just like her