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Old 06-15-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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Help! I just flooded baby rabbits out of their den!

I was watering a pile of centepede grass that I had dug out of my old yard for my new yard. I laid the hose in it. I put them into a box so the cat wont get them. Woyld it be ok to put them back after it dries up. Will the mom take them?

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Re: Help! I just flooded baby rabbits out of their den!

yes, just put them back as close as you can to the original location, make sure they are a bit hidden. The mom will come back to nurse them between midnight and 5AM for about 5 minutes, she may move them someplace safer, or just leave them there, and then she will be gone again until the next night!
ETA: She will find them by "calling them" so you don't have to worry about them smelling like you picked them up, bunnies don't care about human smells
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Ok. Good! I had no idea they leave them alone do much!thanks!
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Ok. Good! I had no idea they leave them alone do much!thanks!
yep, it's to keep the mama from attracting predators' attention to the den, she will stay away except for in the middle of the night for a quick nursing
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I thought it strange that were they were hidden wasnt even large enough for a big rabbit to get into. I seen her a few days ago when I was out water my plants she sat close by and kept an eye on me. I thought she was just thirsty so I misted her with water. She never budged. My plants are in pots right next to the grass.
Before we knew one of them.was there
my dd was walking on the grass and stepped on one of the bunnies. It took to squeaking. I hope its going to be ok. It seems fine. But I have no idea where she stepped on it at.
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Did u touch them? When I worked at the vet we constantly had people bringing baby bunnies in and the wildlife rescue place would get so frustrating picking them up because they were as good as dead since they were handled. Hope mama comes and helps them! Keep us posted and yes, pics!!!
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Did u touch them? When I worked at the vet we constantly had people bringing baby bunnies in and the wildlife rescue place would get so frustrating picking them up because they were as good as dead since they were handled. Hope mama comes and helps them! Keep us posted and yes, pics!!!
Why would they be as good as dead if they were handled?
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I was told because of the scent, mama won't take them back if they have human (or other?) scent on them, however ive heard that isnt true. Best to leave them there for mama to find them.
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