help!!!!! baby bunnies

Help Support RabbitsOnline:

JBun

Jenny - Health & Wellness Mod
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Joined
Sep 10, 2012
Messages
8,282
Reaction score
2,426
Location
Utah, , USA
I actually took my kits out all of the time since the day they were born. It didn't bother my momma bun at all. I would just take the whole nestbox out. I was careful though, about handling them because they're so squirmy at that age, and I always washed my hands thoroughly first, before handling.

It was so much fun to bring them in and watch them play. I would set up a play area on the floor and they would popcorn and zip around having all sorts of fun. Of course its not really until about 3-4 weeks old where they start to do this.
 

Rosy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
193
Reaction score
82
Location
USA
@JBun, so its ok to take them out if taking the necessary precautions?
 

Pumpkin

Active Member
Joined
Feb 6, 2020
Messages
44
Reaction score
30
Location
Pennsylvania, USA
I would think so. Once they start hopping around and getting curious, I think you should start socializing with them and getting them used to humans if the mom permits. Just be careful with handling them and make sure they can't hurt themselves. I'm subscribed to a YouTube channel called Hook's Hollands and it seems like the owner plays with her baby bunnies a lot.
 

Rosy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
193
Reaction score
82
Location
USA
the babies have climbed out of their nest. should i put them back in? remove the nest?
 

JBun

Jenny - Health & Wellness Mod
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Joined
Sep 10, 2012
Messages
8,282
Reaction score
2,426
Location
Utah, , USA
When my babies started climbing out, I cleaned the nest box out, then turned it on its side and put some hay down to create a little cubby hole for them to snuggle in. I also made sure the mom had something she could hop up onto to get away from babies wanting to constantly nurse from her, as she became totally frantic when all these baby bunnies started wandering around her pen.

I can't say what you should do, just what I did. I didn't have any problems taking them out and playing with them, and the babies are now grown up 7 year old bunnies. The important thing is just making sure the environment they'll be in is safe for them.
 

Rosy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
193
Reaction score
82
Location
USA
it isnt a real nest box. its a large litter pan repurposed for this... i dont think itll work for it. any other options? she does have a hidey hole connected to the side of the cage which doubles as a ledge so she can get away from her little ones if need be.
 

Rosy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
193
Reaction score
82
Location
USA
hey guys! i took them out for a little bit.
 

Attachments

Rosy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2019
Messages
193
Reaction score
82
Location
USA
the babies are doing well. They are nibbling at mom's hay pellets and greens (and the occasional bit of carrot or apple). Should i allow them to do this?
 

Julie&Bunnies

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 9, 2020
Messages
67
Reaction score
52
Location
United States
the babies are doing well. They are nibbling at mom's hay pellets and greens (and the occasional bit of carrot or apple). Should i allow them to do this?
Yes, the sooner the better for hay and pellets. It's far better to let them nibble and acclimate slowly while they are still primarily sustained by the mother's milk. Small bits of carrot and apple are okay, just not much at a time. Sugary produce is dangerous if they eat too much.

Congratulations, they are adorable!
 
2

Latest posts

Top