A few weeks ago I saw a wild rabbit eating my green beans. I kept seeing her, but she sort of stopped. Sort of.
Last night, while it was still light, my dog had something in his mouth, I yelled at him to drop it because 2 years ago, during Easter, he had a baby bunny. Anyways, he dropped it and it was a newborn baby bunny. I put on gloves and put it in an open plastic container, putting the fluff surrounding the nest in it, and what did I find? 7 more newborn bunnies. When I say newborn, I mean they were born at the very least on Friday or Saturday, if not yesterday.
The nest was in my yard, which is fenced, and with my dog being an avid hunter I decided I would dig them another little nest nearby. Just as I was picking up the container, their mother was a few feet away and darted under the fence. I dug them a little burrow on the other side of my fence, so my mean dog wouldn't kill them. I would say a few yards away. The entire time the mother was watching me. I put them in the nest, I checked on them this morning and they were all still in there and burrowed together (so adorable) but I was wandering a few things.
- Is there a way to tell if they are orphaned?
- Is there a way to tell if they are unhealthy?
- What do i do if they are orphaned or unhealthy?
P.S. I can post a picture if needed, but they look healthy and made little cut noises too.