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bunnymadhouse
02-03-2007, 08:25 PM
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this little fella joined us today ...
we think hes about a week old .

poor thing was found in a pile of straw near a stable . it was a proper nest but something had trashed the nest and killed his brothers and sisters .

dont hold out much hope for the poor little fella as i doubt he ll take to a bottle at that age . :(

we have thought of putting him with hippo, piglet and roo to feed off their mum ....but we darnt risk it as hes a wild bunny and could be carrying something he could pass on :(

Azraelm
02-03-2007, 08:30 PM
Oh no, poor little thing :( I hope he makes it

bunnymadhouse
02-03-2007, 08:32 PM
just tried a bottle or a syringe and he wont feed.

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

think his only chance is if we put him to our female to feed . :(

is it worth the risk. :?

Spacegirl
02-03-2007, 08:39 PM
Is he likely to be ill with something at such a young age? Would he not have a certain ammount of immunity from his mother?

honeybunny
02-03-2007, 08:39 PM
Angie have you tried wearing a warmed up smooth glove and hold him on your tummy..against your skin...sometimes the natural feeling of a warm live thing to snuggle to can make a difference

Fingers crossed for the little chap.

bunnymadhouse
02-03-2007, 08:45 PM
Angie have you tried wearing a warmed up smooth glove and hold him on your tummy..against your skin...sometimes the natural feeling of a warm live thing to snuggle to can make a difference

no .

will pass that on to Tracey .

shes the one trying to save the poor little soul .

bunnymadhouse
02-03-2007, 09:47 PM
after weighing up the possibilities we put him to our nursing mum .

we now have one fat , contented baby :)

sezzy5889
02-03-2007, 09:49 PM
couldn't you feed him of your mummy rabbit but seperate from the other youngsters, like holding her and putting him to her tummy like twice a day for a feed then removing him again?

You'd be putting his life more at risk than the other babies by placing him with her permanantly, mainly because she will prob reject him and kill him :(

sezzy5889
02-03-2007, 09:50 PM
Oops cross post!

Just keep an eye out :wink:

bunnymadhouse
02-03-2007, 09:53 PM
couldn't you feed him of your mummy rabbit but seperate from the other youngsters, like holding her and putting him to her tummy like twice a day for a feed then removing him again?



thats what we re doing with them all .

none are living with mum . the other 3 were seperated from mum at 2 days old because the owner had them in with 2 other rabbits and 2 babies had been killed . when they came to us we didnt put them back together as 1 , we thought she might kill them and 2 , we are pretty sure she is pregnant again .

Spacegirl
02-03-2007, 10:16 PM
That's great news!!!!! I think you were definitely right to give it a go. At least the little one has a fighting chance now :D

raven_guest
05-03-2007, 09:47 AM
Mother rabbits will not kill kits that's a complete myth, they will only kill a kit if it smells funny or is weak. I have successfully shuffled babies around to make life easier on mums and babies and have had absolutely no problems. I've had a mum who only had one kit and successfully given her an extra three and she was perfectly happy.

thumperlop
05-03-2007, 10:48 AM
Bless the poor little thing :love: glad he is successfully feeding, hope he goes from strength to strength :D

buddabun
05-03-2007, 10:51 AM
Ditto, poor little thing!!!

Best of luck little chap (or chapette) - keep up the feeding and we'll see you soon

xxx

lynda_m
05-03-2007, 11:48 AM
Awww another cutie! Fingers crossed he makes it :)

BirdieBun
06-03-2007, 09:56 AM
omg good luck with the little guy well done guys :thumb:

bunnymadhouse
10-03-2007, 04:04 AM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b293/bunnymadhouse/2007_0309MIXEDNEW0046.jpg

Heres the little fella today .
Not quite as fat :? ....surrogate mum is showing signs of getting ready to give birth so darnt let him feed as we dont want to pick her up or disturb her :?

Hes taking the kitten milk with a teat on a syringe but it s hard , slow work :?

We think he was a couple of days younger when found than we first thought .

bunnymadhouse
10-03-2007, 04:06 AM
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b293/bunnymadhouse/2007_0309MIXEDNEW0048.jpg

hes a completely different shape than any domestic baby bun weve seen .

Nyki
10-03-2007, 05:20 AM
WOW!!! Well Done!!! :D :D
What a sweetie!!

bissli
10-03-2007, 05:35 AM
Sooo cute :love:

Fionabun
10-03-2007, 05:52 AM
What a lovely little baba. :love:
I'm feeling hopeful for him and sending lots of healthy growing vibes to him

Fiona x

fluffiebunnie
10-03-2007, 01:37 PM
Good luck with the ickle baby bunny - he is so cute!

Tamsin
10-03-2007, 02:35 PM
Because he's so little, when her second litter are a few days old do you think it would be possible to mix him in?

Tam

raven_guest
10-03-2007, 03:03 PM
Could it be a hare? Actually forget that! because hare's are fully furred when born etc. He should be fine to pop back in with mum and new babies if you choose to, but if he's onto kitten milk it's not worth changing him back onto the bunny milk. There are benefits of keeping a slightly older baby in, the warmth would be good for the newborns, the only problem would be he'd get more feed as he's bigger.

bunnymadhouse
10-03-2007, 03:12 PM
we had wondered about putting him in with the older litter when they are born ...but that is a good point..that he would take more milk :?

and we had wondered if he was a hare :shock: :?

he did have fur when first seen but i thought hares opened their eyes earlier ...or am i wrong .

just never known wild buns nest in straw before ...whereas hares dont did borrows(do they?) so it did make me wonder :?

raven_guest
10-03-2007, 05:26 PM
hares have a different number of chromosomes so can't mate with buns (though I thought they could for years) hares are pretty much like guineas, they're born ready to run.

Azraelm
10-03-2007, 08:38 PM
so glad hes doing well.

When he's older, will you release him, or will he go to a pet home?

hunnybun
10-03-2007, 08:56 PM
Hope he continues to thrive , well done to you so far, btw he looks like a hare :D Good luck

Kareen x

Bavarian Bunny
10-03-2007, 09:26 PM
I think hares have fur and their eyes open when they are born. They can also run soon after birth. So I think this is probably a rabbit. Good luck with it.

Jack's-Jane
10-03-2007, 09:27 PM
I think you have a HARE there!! :shock: :D :love:

Janex

karen354
10-03-2007, 09:36 PM
My hubby has been to b.a.r.c today and Tracey showed him the wild baby bun he said hes so cute ..

Tamsin
10-03-2007, 09:37 PM
If it's eyes are closed it's a rabbit, hares are born with their eyes open :)

Bavarian Bunny
10-03-2007, 10:09 PM
If it's eyes are closed it's a rabbit, hares are born with their eyes open :)

Yes, on the first photo the little one has its eyes closed and can't move much, so it must be a rabbit. Or maybe it is a prematurely born hare? :D

Bavarian Bunny
10-03-2007, 10:10 PM
My hubby has been to b.a.r.c today and Tracey showed him the wild baby bun he said hes so cute ..

Bobtails rescue have 4 little wild bunnies, they are VERY active, climbing up the wired mesh and basically never sit still. My son was fascinated with them.

Look at this website:

http://www.northcountrywildcare.org/Trish/trish2005.html

Awwwwww! :D Check out the whole photo gallery, lots of baby animals.

bunnymadhouse
11-03-2007, 01:22 AM
When he's older, will you release him, or will he go to a pet home?

dont know what to do with him yet .

we have one wild bun already she is a house bun but its obvious she is wild .

dont want to just put him in a hutch but we are worried about releasing him as we havent done it before .


Bobtails rescue have 4 little wild bunnies, they are VERY active, climbing up the wired mesh and basically never sit still. My son was fascinated with them.


do you have their phone number?

karen354
11-03-2007, 01:25 AM
I was taking to Tracey today and told her a rescue had 4 wild buns couldnt remember that name of the rescue tho..

Bavarian Bunny
11-03-2007, 02:12 AM
http://www.bobtailsrescue.org.uk/contact.asp

If you click on "rabbits", you get a list of all the ones they have. The wild bunnies are somewhere in the middle.
Edit: Nope, they are near the top. Julia, Dale, Dafydd and Matty. :D

bunnymadhouse
11-03-2007, 02:52 AM
THANK YOU :D

Isabel
11-03-2007, 04:15 AM
wow, what an amazing little fella! Hope he continues to go from strength to strength.

bunnymadhouse
11-03-2007, 06:19 PM
HAVE POSTED IN CHAPT.

THIS LITTLE FELLAS NOT DOING WELL THIS MORNING :cry: :cry:

touie
11-03-2007, 08:16 PM
really sorry to here that :cry: