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help found a baby rabbit need tips on how to take care of it?

Found a baby rabbit need some help on how to take care it

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Vyger4 years ago
I could be mean and say it would make nice snack food for your cat, but I saved a few myself. Mine were big enough to be on their own but not big enough to survive an encounter with a predator. I put them in a cage and moved them to a spot with lots of trees and grass and no people.

I also caught a small rattlesnake just outside my front door. That I put into an empty garbage can and kept it until I could move it to the badlands where it belonged.

There are a number of guides here on instructables already.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Care-for-a-Wild-Rabbit-Nest/

The best thing you can usually do is observe, take pictures, find out what is going on and intervene only if absolutely necessary. Like the snake, it really had to be in a different place and not in front of my door.
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i would have killed that snake in a second if i found it by my house lol
I live in the country and there are all kinds of things that wander by. As long as they aren't a problem I usually try and get along with them. Snakes do have an important place in nature. They pray on other things that do cause problems and so I usually welcome them. Rattlers however do have the potential to cause big problems so I do relocate them if possible. I have killed bigger more aggressive ones. I parked my car on one because it was the closest thing at hand at the moment. Its ironic that my (VW) rabbit killed a rattle snake. The biggest problem I have had is with dogs. Some people just let them run loose all the time and they form into packs when they are not at their home. They killed some of my chickens when I had them and the also killed a lamb I had. I have never had a snake kill anything that I would miss.
Vyger Vyger4 years ago
AND DON'T ever shoot a skunk next to your house, you will regret that for quite a while.
build52 (author)  Vyger4 years ago
you are supposed to catch it with a garbage bag then throw it in a river or let go some were
+1
me too but my mom would have freak out and woulded let me get to catch it or kill it
build52 (author) 4 years ago
Thanks to everyone.
orksecurity4 years ago
Probably should have left it where it was. Adopting wild animals is generally Not a Good Idea, and in some places may not be legal.
build52 (author)  orksecurity4 years ago
I did I

how old is it? new born? walking around? you should of left it there as the mom goes out to feed. but...

here http://www.mybunny.org/info/newborn.htm
It is 2-4 weeks old guessing.
rickharris4 years ago
Eats grass and other green things - has fleas - Possibly has other diseases.

May not domesticate at all and will hate being in a cage and will try to burrow out.

Best let go free somewhere close to other rabbits.
76543214 years ago
Not to mention the possible diseases it has