Baby Bunny Help Needed

Orphan baby bunnies have been found in my animal expert’s Mother’s back yard.  😦  Don’t get me started, I am so sad.  These little babies still have their eyes closed.  First they saw one baby bunny a couple of days ago and left it alone, next morning it was dead.  Yesterday they saw five more baby bunnies all cuddled together.  So these baby bunnies are now in the house in a box with towels and a light bulb underneath to keep them warm.  They are feeding them cow’s milk in an eye dropper.  They’ve tried to see if the Mother is around, and she doesn’t seem to be.  So, what do they do with these baby bunnies to make sure they stay alive?  Where can they take them?

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan Gets Native
    Sep 23, 2006 @ 09:43:12

    Pam:
    Here’s a link to search for wildlife rehabs. You can search by state and city.
    Good luck!

    http://www.tc.umn.edu/~devo0028/contact.htm

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  2. Laura
    Sep 23, 2006 @ 10:13:45

    Bringing them in was the probably the worst thing to do – unless they were sure they were really *orphans*.

    Were they still in the nest? It’s just a hole in the ground with dried grass over it. Momma only visits twice a day so you wouldn’t see her – makes it easy to think they’ve been abandoned.

    That link Susan gave you is a good one. Best of luck to them.

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  3. Pam
    Sep 23, 2006 @ 12:09:29

    You ladies are the best! Thank you for the link Susan. I found two local people. I’ll have to ask them about the nest Laura. Thanks again.

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  4. Lynne
    Sep 24, 2006 @ 10:25:07

    Did you find someone to help with the babies? Ive heard too that Momma visits only twice daily. She just lays down across the nest and the babies wiggle up to nurse. The less time she spends there, the less likely they are to be found by predators. Let us know please!

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  5. Pam
    Sep 24, 2006 @ 10:36:27

    On the link Susan gave me I found two local names, but last night when I talked to Jim, neither one was answering their phone.
    Initially, the bunnies were scattered all over the yard. Jim’s brother was mowing the lawn, and their dog alerted him to the bunnies – thankfully. So they weren’t in a nest.
    Hopefully they’ll be able to get in touch with one of the people today.

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