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Baby rabbit help quickly please!

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goingmadinthecountry Tue 23-Aug-11 21:47:36

OK, traumatic few weeks here. Dog nearly got bunny 1 (dd's pets) - cue big bills and us on holiday for a week till yesterday. Both are now indoors in end to end indoor cages.

Bunny 2 was obviously nesting (we thought they were both girls, honestly) and has one of those indoor cages with a shelf at one end. Nest is underneath. We had a little look - there are now 3 baby bunnies underneath.

My question - underneath bit is really stuffed with the nesting she's done. Do you experts reckon she can get in to feed them? Looks really stuffed up to me. Should we move the upper level bit? Obv want to leave her alone as much as possible. Babies are fuffy and seem a few days old. Common sense says leave as well alone as poss, but want to give them the best chance possible!!

NHScutback Sun 28-Aug-11 15:53:36

Leave well alone and leave the nest alone too. Completely remove bunny 1's cage well away from bunny 2 to avoid stressing her. Always keep the cages a good distance apart- a couple of feet at least. You can re-introduce bunny 1 and 2 on neutral territory once the babies are removed, both are neutered and a good time distance has passed. Go to website 'rabbit rehome' for advice, there is a forum there with lots of advice about what to do when baby rabbits arrive.

greengirl87 Sun 28-Aug-11 15:56:55

keep the two older bunnies separate as males sometimes kill their babies. she will have made her nest with enough space to feed, and the babies will be able to manouvre themselves into position.

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