How to Take Care of Baby Bunnies
As we know that the rabbit population is increasing in urban areas there is a probability of discovering a nest of baby rabbits is higher than ever nowadays. Before taking care of baby bunnies it is important that you learn how to take care of bunnies.
If you really need to take care of some wild baby bunnies while you get them to a vet or wildlife rehabilitator then this article may help you.
Preparing a place for a rabbit as shelter:
It is often questioned when baby bunnies leave the nest. As baby bunnies spent their first 2 weeks living inside their nest and then they start exploring the world outside. So you need to keep a nest box ready for them at least 3 days before they are due. You can select a wooden box. A good size of the rabbit cage is 9x15 inches.
What do bunnies eat?
Pellets: these should be quality hay pallets
Newborn rabbits need their mother’s milk this will be the only nutrient source for the first 2 weeks. Each morning you have to pick up the bunnies and examine their bellies. If they are being well- fed then their stomach will look round, distended and, plump. You should also weight the babies their weight may vary but it will be increasing day by day but if you don’t see these symptoms then you should visit a veterinarian. Rabbits usually open their eyes when they are 10 days old at this point you can feed a rabbit with solid food. A healthy diet includes
Alfalfa hay: it has much higher calories than grass hay
People mostly ask can bunnies eat grapes. So let us inform you that their diet includes grapes they like to chew on grapevines and eat grapes from them.
Do baby bunnies get diseases?
If you are worried about how to keep your rabbit healthy then the answer to it is simple that you need to keep them with adequate warmth and check them every day. The most common baby bunnies disease is diarrhea which is usually brought on by an imbalance of microbes found in the cecum. The cecum is the area which is known for hindgut fermentation. It is supposed to be filled with good bacteria but sometimes bad bacteria like E.coli can be found.
Some of the following diseases which rabbits get are:
A concave stomach because of not feeding
How to help a rabbit poop?
Newborn bunnies cannot obviously go to the toilet by themselves. Their mother normally needs to lick them after feeding in order to stimulate them to pee and poop but if your rabbit is orphaned then you need to mimic this process. After each feed moisten a cotton ball in warm water and repeatedly stroke over your rabbit’s anal and genital region. Continue stroking until the baby rabbit has stopped going to the toilet as soon the baby rabbit has opened eyes after 10 days you can also stop doing this