THE RABBIT HABIT: Wild Bunnies

* Wild Baby Bunnies

If you find a nest of wild baby bunnies and think that the mother rabbit has abandoned them, chances are that she hasn't. Do not remove the baby bunnies from the nest, unless you are certain that she has been killed by an animal attack or automobile. The mother rabbit will stay away from the nest for most of the day, so that she does not draw predators to it. She generally nurses the young once in the early morning and again late in the evening. Leave the babies in the nest and try to keep children and pets away from the area. If the nest is in an undesirable spot, remember that baby bunnies grow quickly and will venture away from the nest when they reach approximately four weeks of age. For more information about wild baby bunnies, click on this link: http://www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/orphan.html

 

 

* Injured Wild Bunnies

If you have found an injured wild baby bunny or adult, please keep the bunny in a quiet, dark place, such as a closet, and handle it as little as possible. Contact one of the following wildlife rehabilitation organizations in the Philadelphia area:

 

To find a wildlife rehabber in your area go to:

 

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