I'm a newbie so I'm looking for input please. How is the best way to "cull" tiny bunnies? I just let one succumb over the course of several hours on it's own because I wasn't sure how best to end it's suffering.
I just take them and bang their little heads against a pole or rail or something. You don't have to bang very hard, but more than a tap.
This is what I do, too. It's fast, humane, imposible to mess up. I usually do 2 quick bops on something, firmly. They WILL have reflexive movement but the skull is destroyed and the brains are scrambled.
yup whacking on the head, you have to look and see what your doing, and you watch the whole process. this may bother some. using the "boot to the head" method my be easier for those that are more kind hearted. even after youve done the deed, they just look like sleeping lil kits. theres no real visible damage.
I use a pair of hand held pruners, the kind used for roses adn the like.
One snip behind the head and they are dead.
Baby bunnies seem to move a lot more than older ones when fresh dead though, that surprised me.
I found that out when I went out to check on a first time mother one morning to find that she had had the kits on the wire. That wasnt the problem as it was a warm enough morning for them to still be alive. The problem was a raccoon had grabbed each leg that fell through the bottom wire and pulled it off...............
Not the best way to start a morning.
Had to put each leggless baby down.
They were still moving several min. later.
Very sad, very sad morning.
But knowing what to do and HOW TO DO IT made it that little bit better.
Good suggestions. I really wanted to call at work and have him do it but that is SO p-i-t-i-f-u-l. So, that's why I asked. Some of your suggestions I can probably do. My first thought before I asked was to step on it so at least my natural reaction was something one of you follows. I also like the idea of feeding it to a dog, but my dog is not really a dog. It's more of a dust mop and is dumber than a box of rocks.