Yes, she should. To determine whether or not the babies are abandoned, take two pieces of grass and place them in an "X" shape over the top of the nest. Check the nest 12 hours later, or so. If the X is no longer there, Mom has been back and is taking care of the babies. If the X is still there, then there's a good chance they've been abandoned. Call a wildlife rehabber, the DNR, or a wildlife rehabilitation center, or even zoo. It is illegal for un-licensed individuals to rehabilitate wildlife.Star In N.C. said:OK baby rabbits back in nest safe and sound. Doggy back in house.
So mommy rabbit will take them back even with my smell on them..right???
Unregistered said:Call a wildlife rehabber, the DNR, or a wildlife rehabilitation center, or even zoo. It is illegal for un-licensed individuals to rehabilitate wildlife.
I believe the point trying to be made here, Thumper, is that it would be better for someone definitively knowledgable (i.e. wildlife rehabber) to properly care for the wild babies than an individual that may or may not be familiar with proper husbandry. If you, for example, weren't sure about how to care for an animal, wild or otherwise, would you want to attempt to do so and possibly risk it's health/life because of your limited knowledge/ability/resources or would you turn them over to an individual properly trained & licensed to do so?Thumper/inOkla. said:Sooo,...it would be better to let the little bugger just die?