KITCHEN CORNER CHAT forum: My two 3 day old bunnies

 
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ImageLynxx
Nov 8, 2010 8:30 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
My kitten is such a miscreant; she dug up a nest containing two newborn bunnies day before yesterday. She didn't try to hurt them, only curious enough to chase off mother bunnie and carefully remove the babies, mommy would not be returning.
We took the two babies into the house...I don't know how long they'd been exposed, but it was a very chilly, windy day here...we warmed them up in our hands, and Gino found a wire basket and lined it with a soft, clean fuzzy cloth.
We started the oven to 225 degrees, just enough to warm the stovetop. We put the basket on top, checking the temp with our hands. perfect.
I hopped on the internet, and found some expert advice. http://www.mybunny.org/info/newborn.htm

one little bunny would not eat yesterday. We were very worried. Today it ate half of it's morning order, tonight we gave it one extra cc (Because did not eat right this morning) and it finally got the idea and ate everything. I will post some pictures tomorrow. they are the cutest things. I really don't feel qualified to care for them, and am scared. we called fish and wildlife, but they have not called us back. I really don't want these little creatures to die in our care. i feel better tonight though, they both ate.
but the link i posted clearly states you are to stroke their little tummies and anus to stimulate peeing. (with warm, clean paper towel) We did this, and it worked yesterday and this morning, but not tonight.
I hope they are alright in morning. we have to get them to pee/poop. It could back up their systems.
just thought i'd share, if anyone has any experience, I'm very open to suggestions :)
Thanks!
PS: We googled (images) newborn bunnies to determine age. Ours are definitely 2-3 days old.
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Imagegoldfinch4
Nov 9, 2010 2:43 PM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Awwww, they sound adorable! But I understand your concern with such tiny little ones. I don't have any advise, sorry, but I'd love to see some pictures!
ImageLynxx
Nov 9, 2010 3:05 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Here are some bunny pics-they finally went potty. I'm feeling better about this now :)
Also, she suggested (the website link above) to use a kitty baby bottle. It wouldn't work, nipple too big. So Gino emptied a food color bottle, the little ones with thinning pointed top...and took his dremel to the cap, drilling a very tiny hole in it. This was small enough for them to use, and it's working out much better. :)
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ImageLaVonne
Nov 9, 2010 3:08 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

Awwww! they are so cute....good luck with them

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ImageLynxx
Nov 9, 2010 3:09 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
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TY LaVonne, they are doing much better now, I think we're/they're going to make it. :)
ImageLynxx
Nov 9, 2010 9:37 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
update:
My bunnies are doing well, although one is a little bit skinnier than the other...I hope they will both make it. They cuddle together and keep each other warm. I guess I'll know in another week or so, when they begin to open their eyes :)
Wish me luck, fellow cubitists! :)
Imagegoldfinch4
Nov 10, 2010 6:18 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
They're adorable! I'm sure you're a good bunny nanny (& Gino too!) and they'll be just fine. They sure are tiny. Lovey dubby
ImageLynxx
Nov 10, 2010 6:58 AM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
Chris, I could not do it without Gino, really. I tried the first day to feed on my own, and they wriggled so much they ended up with more of the milk ON them than IN them. It was horrible. Now he holds them...they still squirm, but with him holding and me aiming the 'nipple,' they are finally getting what the girl describes is proper. Thanks for checking in on them, I took the pictures for you ;)
Wishing you a lovely day with many sales, Hurray!
Imagegoldfinch4
Nov 10, 2010 9:27 AM CST
Name: Chris
Wisconsin z4
Lovey dubby Thanks for the pictures. I imagine it is a challenge to feed them. With them being so young they're really going to bond with you. You just may have to keep them! My niece has a pet bunny in the house. It's in a cage most of the time but they do let it run around when they can watch it. Its just the cuddliest thing.
ImageSkiekitty
Nov 10, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
I could say something evil like Bunny Veal, but I won't. :D Sawwy, I'm just that kind of evil person.
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ImageLaVonne
Nov 10, 2010 10:51 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

They can be litter box trained too

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ImageLynxx
Nov 10, 2010 11:05 AM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
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Toni, you little devil! :D
LaVonne, i have read that, and wonder how hard that would be?
Chris, we are going to let them go, across the street in an open field. I just don't want to tempt the cat into thinking she can chase them. Glare
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ImageLynxx
Nov 10, 2010 3:29 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
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The bunnies are so cute, I'm going to post some more pictures tomorrow. They're really growing!
ImageLaVonne
Nov 10, 2010 3:53 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

well, my sister - in - law trained her giant and she started right after he passed through the "rub the bottom" stage by taking him to the litter box just like a kitten in training. Didn't take her long. She lived in an apartment so that was the best for her so she could keep him. She even trained him to harness and leash so she could take him out for exercise.

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ImageLynxx
Nov 10, 2010 4:12 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
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That is such a nice story LaVonne. Does she still have the bunny? Smiling
I've heard of people doing it, I just didn't know how it was done. Hilarious!
ImageLaVonne
Nov 10, 2010 9:03 PM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

No, but he did enjoy a long life and seemed to enjoy being with his "mom"

He had the run of the apartment and was always waiting near the door when she came home from work, then he would hope around at her feet until she picked him up.

I think he thought he was a puppy Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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ImageLynxx
Nov 10, 2010 9:10 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
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Dorothy,
I used to raise the new Zealand whites as an FFA project when I was a kid. But they were not pets. My grandfather made me a rabbit hutch, and we watched them have babies, and raise them. But this sure is different, with me being the mommy. it's a ton of work, it takes an extra hour out of each of our days to feed them twice. They squirm so much, spit out bottle, and their ever growing two front teeth always get in the way of 'the nipple', lol.
Sorry to hear bunny already gone. So sad some animals don't get nice long lives. But with the rabbits reproductive cycle so tight, I guess for them it's for the best. *Blush*
ImageSkiekitty
Nov 10, 2010 10:07 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
I think bunnies can live up to 10 years, which is pretty respectable, considering they're on the bottom of the food chain
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ImageLynxx
Nov 10, 2010 10:16 PM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
Lover of planet earth
That is a pretty long life Toni, I never looked it up for bunnies. Why don't you start a thread so we can talk about your beautiful canaries? I've never seen colors like yours.
Back in late 80's, I used to work at an aviary in Homestead, fl. she and her husband had many different species of parrots.
Lol, let me tell you a story that I'll never forget\.
many of Linda's birds were rescues, that she had paired up and was trying to breed, She had built a beautiful, free swinging (from the tall trees) outdoor cage where each matched pair could actually fly (flight cages?)
Anyway, she had about 100 different cages, that wound down many gravelled paths., It was truly a peaceful way to spend the afternoon, walking amongst them.
One early evening I was walking through, admiring each pair, when i heard and old man and an old lady arguing. They were raising their voices, screaming obscenities and whatnot.
now Linda knew the birds were quite valuable, and had an excellent security system in place. So how two old farts could sneak through and get back here among them was beyond me. So I followed the sounds, looking for the two perps.
It turned out to be a pair of green parrots who had been in the home of two older people who had constantly fought with one another. The parrots had learned to mimic their voices, and the pair were 'going at it!!!'
i never laughed so hard in my life! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageSkiekitty
Nov 10, 2010 11:18 PM CST
Name: Toni
Denver Metro, Zone 5
Too many cats!!
Lol!!! That's one reason why I'll never have big parrots.. The noise!!! Horrible!!

I had a couple of threads going on in the Pets cubit, but after being snarked at by a lady, felt the urge to just leave that cubit. I post almost everything over in the Rosea cubit & have a thread going on right now about my babies I have right now (only one nest of babies, but expecting a few more in a month or so). Can't post the link here as I'm being lazy & using my phone rather than walking the whole 15ft to my computer. :)
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