Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Meet Fluffers McBunny
This is Fluffers McBunny. It's hard to get a good pic of the little guy..the flash completely blanks him out, and without the flash is a bit blurry. I went with blurry. ;)
DH found him in the bunny pen. We don't know which nest/burrow he came out of. Could be the doe just dropped him there and left him, but most likely he was either kicked out or escaped from the nest.
Little Sis is attempting to hand raise him. It's hard to do that with rabbits. We've had some success in the past, but not enough. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Fluffers lives, as she's getting attached to him. It's hard not to love something so tiny and helpless. Our guess is that Fluffers is now about four to five days old.
Poor Fluffers didn't make it. Little Sis took it better than I'd expected. She's learned a lot about the 'circle of life' since we moved to the country.
Past experience has been that if we find a bunny out of the burrow, it won't live. The mom has usually rejected it because there's something wrong with it. The ones we've successfully hand raised were the healthy ones rescued from flooded burrows.
We're hoping that not all of the burrows were flooded with the heavy rain. As soon as the little ones hop out, she'll be nabbing one for her 4-H project.