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    Baby Rabbits

    Rabbits build their nests in plain view and are therefore frequently disturbed by mowing, raking or digging by dogs or cats. If you find a baby bunny, but it is not sick or injured, return it to the nest if you can find it. (Look for a shallow depression lined with grass or fur.) Cover the baby bunnies with a light layer or dry grass to hide them. Cover the nest during the day with an upside down laundry basket or milk crate weighted down with a large rock to keep dogs and cats out. Mother rabbits only visit their young 2-3 times at night to avoid attracting predators.

    If the nest has been destroyed or if you believe the mother has not returned, contact a Wildlife Rehabilitator near you. Keep all pets out of the area, as they will surely find and kill the young rabbits.

    Baby bunnies are incredibly difficult to hand raise. Because of their high stress levels, many do not survive even in the care of an experienced Wildlife Rehabilitator. A baby bunny's best chance of survival is always with its mother. A rabbit that is four inches
    long with open eyes and erect ears is independent from his mother and able to fend for himself.


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