Rehabbing Wild Bunnies Day 15

Sunday, April 25, 2004
20 days old
Interesting to note that the bunnies adopted a “home base” spot and would leave and come back to that one certain area. We took their tissue box with dirt out of the cage, and put it on the ground over an indention. The bunnies used the indention under the tissue box as home base. They traveled quite a distance from this home base, then would return and crawl under the tissue box. Especially if they heard a loud noise in the distance they would return and hide. We’re really hoping this is a good indication that their natural instincts will indeed kick in when it is time to release them. Internet sources indicate weaning should occur at 4-5 weeks of age, the buns should be released when they run from you, and are about 5″ long.

There are 22 days of reports on the bunnies. You are at Day 15, we skipped a few days. Click here to read Day 19.

Rehabbing Wild Bunnies Day 14

Saturday, April 24, 2004
19 days old
Since we are planning to rehab the bunnies back into the wild, we are starting to get them used to being outdoors. Every day we hang them on the tree in their cage, so that they have some sun, but mostly shade, so they can get used to the smells and sounds of the outdoors. We decided to start letting them explore one of our garden areas so they can get used to being outdoors. This garden currently has only one row of sunflowers, and the bunnies ran from their cage to the water under the sunflowers and got a drink and laid down right away.

There are 22 days of reports on the bunnies. You are on Day 14, click here to read Day 15.

Rehabbing Wild Bunnies Day 13

Friday, April 23, 2004
18 days old
Although we are trying to feed the buns only the foods they will find on their own, we have discovered that they love cucumbers. I am so glad my vegetable garden is enclosed with chicken wire! 😉

3cc’s breakfast, 3cc’s lunch, 3cc’s dinner. We have also been giving them the desert grasses, globe mallow and dandelions to eat. Things that are native to the land out here. We started offering them these things at about 10 days of age.

There are 22 days of reports on the bunnies. You are on Day 13, click here to read Day 14.