Yesterday, Mom told me that Maya was chasing some baby bunnies. Then I took Maya out just before I went to church. Maya found one of the baby bunnies and she chased it. The little fella got angry and started to lunge at Maya. That cracked me up. This little bunny that can fit in the palm of my hand trying to make Maya back off. I of course.
This morning when I took Maya out we found two babies huddled together. Maya tried to get them to run but they don't move. Maya got all concerned because her friends were not moving. I had to drag her to another part of the yard so she would go potty.
After she went potty, we went back and there was one bunny (3rd) ran away from us. It went over to the building and disappeared. I then took Maya into the apartment (house). I got some toast and coffee (not enough time to make eggs) and then got ready for work.
Came home and Mom was looking for the one bunny. Then she saw me and told me about the babies being dead and the one that was still running around. I went in and grab a small box. I didn't want to see the little spunky bunny dead out in the yard like its siblings. So I caught Spunky and had to wait until he/she calmed down so I could bring her across the road to home. Asked my neighbor is she would take the baby bunny. But she could not do that because she could guarantee that her cats wouldn't get to it. She gave me her dog carrier to put him in until I could buy a smaller cage.
Poor thing was scared and didn't move much after I place it in the carrier. Mom went to get some carrots and lettuce. The baby is old enough to eat that. After I had dinner, I went to PetSmart to get the smaller cage with bedding and food (mixed with some stuff for their systems). I set up the cage and opened the door. I went out to get Spunky but decided I didn't want to do so bare handed. I got one of my winter gloves. Good thing I did. Every time I reached for the bunny, it tried to bite me. Finally got him back in the little box and kept my hand over Spunky. Didn't want him/her to jump out and land on the concrete slab that is my balcony. (I am going to call Spunky he from here on out. It is just to annoying to keep saying he/she.) He got use to his new temporary home and sat in the food bowl. Mom had me put the tiny pieces of carrot and lettuce in the cage as well.
Mom moved stuff off the table (kitchen) sow we can put the cage up there out of Maya's reach. She is very excited every time it moves. Anyway, Spunky ate some of the lettuce and carrots but dumped most of it to the bottom of the cage. I am not happy with the water bottle that came with the cage. It says it was to be "leak proof" but it has done nothing but leak. I may have to get a different one if it seems to be getting the cage too wet for the bunny.
So I go to bed tonight and hope that Spunky is doing well in the morning.
Edit: I have posted photos of Baby Bunny at my website www.flowerofgracephotographs.c…
I will upload here as well but please do not use without my permission.
Well Baby Bunny (name did not stick and I don't really want to get to attached) is doing well. Mom wants to leave him outside overnight since it will be a nice evening. I am kind of iffy but I will be more willing once I check the temp later. Baby Bunny is funny because it is now burrowing in the paper bedding. It gets scared and it disappears like a shot. Maya has tried to catch a glimpse of Baby Bunny but snap it is hiding in the bedding.
Baby Bunny is eating lettuce and carrots. I want to start introducing grass and other plants to it before releasing it. I am afraid that if it continues to eat the lettuce and carrots that it will not survive in the wild. It is okay for a little while to bolster Baby Bunny up but it is not the natural food stuffs for cottontails. I also have some rabbit food which I fill every so often. I really don't want Baby Bunny to get use to that stuff. I am thinking of releasing Baby Bunny by weeks end (weather permitting for me) or next Tuesday or Thursday. Next Thursday will be two weeks since I took it in.