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or sixteen.


they are super cute. found them in the lava rock in front of the house. and luckily because yesterday i saw a hawk standing right where i found them. ripping apart a crow's guts.

anywho, we took the chillest one inside to see what they'd like to eat.

and, they are actually rabbits.

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I would almost speculate that they are not weened yet... start doing some research or it will die. Might need to get some formula and an eye dropper.
 

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Wow that is mad cute! Must be a thunderbolt. I agree with it not looking like its of weaning age. If it dosent eat try bottle and formula.
 

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Wipe their peepees with a warm wet cloth or they die from not peeing :(
 

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I would almost speculate that they are not weened yet... start doing some research or it will die. Might need to get some formula and an eye dropper.
yeah, i'm not sure what their deal is yet. they have been eating grass, chopped up bananas, apples, and i'm not sure if they're going for the grapes. they also drink water out of a little cup.

but yeah, i'd say that 70 percent of the people that we've spoken to about them have had rabbits die on them.

Wow that is mad cute! Must be a thunderbolt. I agree with it not looking like its of weaning age. If it dosent eat try bottle and formula.
thanks, y yes saugh.

i think they might be good away from the bottle. they all eat. but, i haven't noticed sh*t in the box. so.. hmm maybe they're not eating enough.

Wipe their peepees with a warm wet cloth or they die from not peeing :(
will do, thanks. and i'll figure out how to upload another shot if i have a decent one.

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Spoke to someone whose saved a few animals in their time.

1. The mother will not take it/them back due to unfamiliar scent, the mother rabbit (Common cotton tail) will leave the nest during the day and will return to feed the young at night.

2. The wild rabbit weans pretty early so they will begin to eat solid foods sooner. Size isn't the best thing to look at when determining if an animal is weaning age because it can be misleading.

3. Feed them what they would find in the normal environment, not sure where you are at but if you got bananas growing outside (Which would be awesome) by all means, but in most cases hay/grass, leafy vegetables, carrots, cucumbers, etc. If they arent drinking provide them with vegetables high in h2o or hold hay/grass under running water to provide hydration that way.

4. as mentioned above you got to stimulate them into going to the bathroom. Recommend using a cotton swab and warm water and wipe/clean that area.

5. Survival rate is very low because they are very easily stressed, which is why they dont do to well. In most cases it is recommended to leave the nest alone even though it looks un-protected.
Google Image Result for http://www.itsnature.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/eastern-cottontail-rabbit-nest_jpg.jpg

I tried searching for squirrel feet but it looks like the common eastern cotton tail.
 

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Yeah it's true about the warm water rub... had a room mate that had baby raccoons after hurricane wilma went through Florida. They were probably about a week old. Constant 2 hr rotation of feeding and wiping their ass.
 

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good deal, thanks for the info guys. i'll keep you updated.

i plan on taking them to the vet if they begin to not be so lively.
 

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I found 2 before and one survived until it was large enough to release. Even saw it 2 weeks after I released it.

One reason they die is because they don't get a certain bacteria in their stomache to help digest food that they get from eating their moms poop. Here is a link to info on it: Rabbits: The Mystery of Poop

Goodluck!







 

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thanks for sharing man!

i hope mine last. i've got lots to read.

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I would almost speculate that they are not weened yet... start doing some research or it will die. Might need to get some formula and an eye dropper.
Wow that is mad cute! Must be a thunderbolt. I agree with it not looking like its of weaning age. If it dosent eat try bottle and formula.
Wipe their peepees with a warm wet cloth or they die from not peeing :(
I found 2 before and one survived until it was large enough to release. Even saw it 2 weeks after I released it.

One reason they die is because they don't get a certain bacteria in their stomache to help digest food that they get from eating their moms poop. Here is a link to info on it: Rabbits: The Mystery of Poop

Goodluck!







that's cool.

i think that your rabbits were younger than my rabbits when you got them. and if i manage to keep them alive, i'd like to have an off the leash rabbit. that'd be sweet.

i shouldn't talk about it so much.

y thanks for the helps.

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so, your poop write up said something about not feeding them much fruit. that's pretty much all that i've been feeding them.

i hope we have veggies in the house, and i hope the rabButts enjoy their new diet.

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so..

one of the rabbutts ended up dying on us. they all seemed so fine. we started cleaning the garage, and i saw him laying down. tried to run by a couple of veterinarians, and, he (as if i know) died shortly after leaving the second, closed for the day, veterinarian.

the others seem to be doing well. the one that died was the chillest. we think that might have just been him being weak.

i'm still wiping their bums, and still interested in more info.

we cut down on the fruit, other than the apples, because we pick them from the back yard. and, they like to nibble grass.

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Rabbits like lower temps (61-72*F) it also helps reduce shedding of hair and heat stress. They eat their own stool at night, which is rich in vitamins and nutrients. Check the color of their mucous membrane to make sure they are healthy and happy (should be bright pink), they will usually hide their pain. Also tooth grinding is a sign of stress or sickness.
 

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