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Wild Baby Rabbits

On July 7, 2012, in Learning Center, Rabbit Care, by tina

I want to first of all say that if you find a nest of wild baby bunnies outside it is best to let them be. The mother is generally in the area. This is how rabbits raise their young. Mother nature has given the wild rabbit instinct where they do not stay with the babies in the nest. The mother is in the area watching -she does not stay in the nest with the babies. Baby rabbits have a different survival method from other mammals. They do not need to have their mother with them constantly like dogs or cats when born. The mother feeds them once or twice a day by standing over them and letting the babies nurse. The babies drink the milk quickly within minutes. The milk is so rich is nutrients it keeps the babies well fed until the next feeding usually about 24 hours apart. The babies are fed, and she cleans and cares for them all in a short span of time. The mother then will quickly leave the nest after feeding her young. The babies burrow down into the nest and stay hidden away. If the mother stayed with the babies it would give a greater chance of drawing attention from predators. So if you find a nest of babies that are alone you now know that this is mother natures way of how wild rabbits raise their young.