These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned.
Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well..
Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that is in the rehab center. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in — even sleeping in front of the door to the cage.
Then, suddenly, there were only two bunnies in the cage. But when Noah moved a bit from the front of the cage to everyone’s surprise…there was the tiny bunny…under Noah’s wing….sound asleep! That little bunny rabbit had crawled through the cage, preferring a featherbed, no doubt to snuggling up with its littermates!
Now, they are all together and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah’s feathers, he carefully extends his wings out to surround them and then they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak! It is beautiful and amazing to see…
Bob and Georganne Lenham of Wild Rose Rescue Ranch in Texas , home of Noah the Pigeon. Although the bunnies seem to be his favorite, Noah helps out with many rescue babies here at the Wild Rose Rescue Ranch. Noah’s first litter of bunnies, are almost raised and ready for release.
Bright and early in the morning, these two wild guys hip hopped away! They were really loving the freedom! And there were some new friends awaiting them in the field! Good luck to them both! xo
Any rabbit hit by a car will 100% need to see a vet. In the meantime, keep the rabbit comfortable in a box, with some towels. Also put some grass or some type of lettuce (anything but iceberg) to nibble in there with her. Make sure the rabbit cannot jump out of the box. Bring it to a vet tomorrow and let them do a check-up. Also, now is a good time to start researching a rehab facility near you who may be able to care for the rabbit after the vet makes a diagnosis.
from L to R: Wednesday, Thursday, Monday @ 4 weeks old
Received a call that baby bunnies were found in Nutley (Thanks Restaino’s!), unfortunately their Mom was found hit by a car. So in moved my new house guests, and they are doing fantastic! Here they are at 1 and 2 weeks old! They grow a lot in that amount of time! Friends on Facebook voted on names for them, so say hello to the cutest days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday!
I Found Baby Rabbits – Now What?
If you find baby bunnies, and their nest has been damaged, the nest can be repaired. Look for a shallow depression lined with grass/fur. Place babies in nest with light layers of grass to hide them. Leave the area or the mother will not return. Mothers return only at dawn and dusk.
If you find healthy baby bunnies that are 4-5 inches long, able to hop, with eyes open and ears up, they do not need help. They are able to survive on their own. Leave them alone.
Questions? Call a wildlife rehabilitator or contact a veterinarian.
How to Rescue Baby Mammals
1. If you find an animal that appears to be injured or in distress, please keep it in a warm, dark and quiet place. Place the animal in a ventilated box with a clean, soft cloth. Tape the box shut.
2. Note exactly where you found the animal. This will be very important for release.
3. Wrap a hot water bottle in a sock or set a heating pad on ’low’ and place in box. Do not place animal directly on a heat source. Do not use heat lamps.
4. Handle the animal as little as possible; do not bother it. Do not handle the animals directly with bare hands, wear gloves. Some animals may bite or scratch to protect themselves, others may carry disease (fleas, ticks, etc.). Wash your hands after contact with the animal.
5. Keep the animal away from pets and children.
6. Do not attempt to offer the animal food or water. Doing so could actually harm instead of help the animal.
7. Contact a local rehabilitation center, state wildlife agency, or wildlife veterinarian as soon as possible for further instructions.
** NOTE: It is against the law in most states to keep wild animals if you do not have permits, even if you plan to care for, then release them.**
This act of everyday wildlife rescue heroics is sure to warm your heart!
A baby bunny became stuck in a rat trap outside an office building in Edison, NJ. Reacting quickly, Leonard Lisacchi, Jr. grabbed his gloves, ran outside, and pried the trap open. Moments later, a terrified little bunny came flying out and ran back under the gazebo to rejoin the rest of its family! Relieved and overjoyed, everyone watching the rescue in action clapped for our heroic rescuer!
Another successful wildlife rescue story, thanks to such a wonderful, kind-hearted person!
A, E, I, O, U & Y were successfully released to their new home in New York State.
A big thank you to Craig LaCaruba for choosing the perfect location!
Wishing the buns good luck! God Speed!
They grew up right before our very eyes!
Farewell party tonight….Freedom tomorrow!
Due to last week’s consistent and terrential downpours, we decided to keep the wild rabbits for another week. I let them run around the “bun room” a few times to stretch their legs and chase and play with eachother. Read a book on the floor in there, and they stopped over to nibble my pajamas and say ‘hi’ once in awhile and see what I was up to. They are semi-happy here, but I can tell they are excited to get out and explore and see the world and be free!