Please help I have an injured baby rabbit

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Sophiebunny

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Hello everyone

So two days ago my rabbit gave birth to 5 healthy babies but has not been feeding them. So my vet advised me to hold my rabbit on her back and let the babies feed, I did it and it was going well but then she moved and accidentally injured the runt of the litter. I’ve attached some pictures of the wound please someone tell me what to do with it I don’t want it to die. Thanks
 

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Hm.

I would say there isn't much to do but let nature take its course, apart from trying to apply antiseptic ointment like Betaisodona. Breeding rabbits willl confront you with suffering and death. Part of the deal.

Most problems I read about online IMO is caused by too much meddling. They are prey animals, anything around their nests is a HUGE issue. How would you even know that she's not feeding them??? I clean the nest after kindling to not attract flies, and that's it for a week. Well, unless there's the reek of a decomposing body ,I do sniff the nests for anything wrong.
 
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Leave it be, just make sure it stays clean. It's already on the way to healing. It's amazing just how quickly baby rabbits can recover from scrapes and wounds. I would still advise to try and hold the dam on its back and feed them, especially now that this baby needs the energy to heal. It works best as a two person job with one person holding the mother (I like to hold both her rear legs in one hand so she physically can't kick out) and one person holding the babies (no more than 2 at a time) so that if the mother moves the other person is already there to grab and shield the babies.
 

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