How To Care For Baby Bunnies. Baby rabbits need to develop healthy gut bacteria and their mothers milk and cecotropes help them to achieve this. Keep an eye on the kits to make sure theyre feeding properly from the mother and arent caught up in her fur or squished against mom and the cage.
Orphans that have been without their mother will be suffering from chill and dehydration. Baby rabbits kits should be kept warm so make sure the nesting box is well lined and warm. If you use a sipper bottle watch new rabbits to make sure they know how to use the bottles and clean bottles daily so the tubes dont get clogged.
To care for a wild baby rabbit line a wooden or plastic box with pesticide-free soil and dried hay then scoop out a circular nest in the hay and nestle the bunny into it.
Of course your rabbit will know when it is consuming enough. Most kits will not nurse from the baby animal bottles you can buy at stores. The baby bunnies wont need much milk during the first few weeks of their life. If normal weight continue regular diet.