orphan rabbit.....help

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by lillbear, Jun 24, 2004.

  1. lillbear

    lillbear Member

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    she is 3 weeks old.how old does she have to be to survive without a momma rabbits milk?
     
  2. Pat Lamar

    Pat Lamar Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The kit is very close to being able to survive on its own. Provide a dish of warm milk twice daily for a few days and be sure to keep plenty of hay available. Hay will be the kits first solid food. Keep the feeder full of pelleted feed, as well, so it can naturally migrate from the hay to the feed. We always used cows milk, which won't satisfy the kit because its not rich enough, but gave more initiative to try the hay. Stop the milk only when you are sure it is eating well on its own.

    You may have to "guide" the kit to the dish of milk and stick its nose in it to get it started.

    Good luck!

    Pat Lamar
    President
    Professional Rabbit Meat Association
    http://www.prma.org/
     

  3. lillbear

    lillbear Member

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    thanks pat for your help she is eating hay and drinking water the 2 does i have will not accept her they beat her up they have there own and she just does not fit in she is going to be inside pet anyways so she just gets to come in the house sooner:)