5 week old bunny

So I recently just got two 5 week old bunnies, I found out that they were too young to be weaned and still need the mother’s milk. I believe the young is alfalfa based and the organic is not. The mom bunnies are probably in horrible conditions and forced to breed constantly, so their nipples get worn out from feeding constantly, and are usually in pain.

Our rabbits are not just 'handled' every day. She’s been getting a few sprigs of cilantro and she loves them. So my question is, should I just feed her the hay and water for now? The answers provided on this board are for general guideline purposes only. so I do understand. Report. Older rabbits tend to sleep more and eat less, and may be prone to losing weight and become skinny. By 6 - 8 days the eyes and ears open and they have thin fluff.

Jot down notes if you will have issues remembering which ones you’ve tried.

Quality pellets should be fresh and should consist mostly of fiber. Don’t have a vet? Website: https://hollandhops.com/pages/adopt-a-bunny Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hollandhops/ What makes a Holland Hop bunny? But to see the sex of your rabbits, wait until they are at least four weeks old.

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We are not fully ready to answer questions in a timely manner as we are not officially open, but we will do our best. It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist. If your rabbit isn't eating, take it to the vet immediately. Thanks! The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. Though iceburg lettuce isn't good for them ever.

I got my rabbit when she was 4 weeks old without any problems.

http://www.therabbithouse.com/diet/diet-baby.asp Of course I’ll help its not your fault. Thank you bunlove.

This site is soooo helpful.

Add a little of one and wait at least 3 days before adding another. Like most mammals, the rabbit’s genitals are between their back legs.

I’ll call back and see if I can get in early and see if they can answer some dietary questions and give any advice on such a young bunny.

I wasn’t aware at the time that 5 week old baby bunnies should not be away from their mothers and now I am at a loss of what to do, I’ve been feeding her timothy hay ( We plan to get some alfalfa hay either today or tomorrow.)

For a newly weaned rabbit, stick to just pelleted feed and a good quality hay.

You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Six weeks is considered the ideal length of time for a baby bunny to stay with their mother. Thinking I should maybe give it a few days before I start changing her over, due to the change in hay? Alfalfa hay is good for babies But change anything very gradually As he’s so young that is particularly important. In some circumstances, a youngster can be early weaned and leave at 4 weeks, but 6 is preferred. Rabbit growth varies greatly with breed but for typical meat breeds like the Californian and New Zealand the growth chart below does apply. Sexing Rabbits helps you to avoid unwanted pregnancy if you keep groups of rabbits together. SOME THINGS WILL LOOK WEIRD AND/OR NOT BE CORRECT.

2 weeks old. Though the one you mentioned certainly was cheap.

Maybe I didn’t make sense, but I already have the baby bunny. I’m bummed I have the pet store timothy and orchard. The subject of intentional breeding or meat rabbits is prohibited. The symptoms of overgrown teeth can include the rabbit grinding its teeth or having a wet chin where it drooled. Weaning is usually complete (the youngster no longer feeds from the mother) by 8 weeks of age.

This is in contrast to horses, which can be aged fairly accurately by examining their teeth because they have a unique set of marks which grown out with the teeth as the animal ages. 1-2 weeks: 5-7 cc/ml each feeding (two feedings per day). Really appreciate the tips & I am bookmarking this, "This helped me figure out just how young my baby bunnies are, and whether they needed solid food or KMR.

The subject of intentional breeding or … ", "This was helpful because at least I have learned something that can help figure out the age of the rabbit. If your rabbit is unwell and exhibiting signs like rapid/slow breathing or weight loss, take it to a vet. It is an unfortunate truth that there is no easy way to tell the age of a rabbit. Those places are the worst. should she be getting just alfalfa or still get the orchard and timothy grass as well?

Very nice article. sneeze. Jeesh I thought I read everything I needed to know, but then realized I know nothing about a bunny that is so young! Please read about our Forum Culture and check out the Rules. I prefer organic foods whenever possible, especially with longer lived animals, I don’t like the idea of pesticides getting stored in their bodies. I did some googling and found that they can have goat’s milk. What should I do about the pellet situation? It is your responsibility to assess the information being given and seek professional advice/second opinion from your veterinarian and/or qualified behaviorist.

In a well-developed adult male rabbit, the answer will be evident because you can spot his testicles right away.

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Hi Your welcome My bun hated Timothy hay until she was older now she’s mad on it.

In fact, with a little further investigation, you can likely figure out if a rabbit is very young, a youth, or a young adult, but that is about as far as anyone can tell. What do I do?

The information is not intended to diagnose or treat your pet. Hopefully someone who has had experience with babies will give some advice Boo was 6 or 7 weeks when I got her and I never knew much because it was a spare of the moment thing as my aunties rabbits had babies and she never knew they were pregnant and she wanted rid I never had a choice even though I told her 8 weeks ? She is using the litter box regularly and getting plenty of exercise, mostly from running about her MASSIVE cage. http://www.amazon.com/Sherwood-Adult-Rabbit-Food-Soy-Free/dp/B00SA318ZK/ref=pd_sim_199_4?ie=UTF8&refRID=17ATDFXM58KS210DP0Q1&dpID=51pS24hSw1L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_. By 3 weeks of age they are regularly leaving the nest and readily reacting to sounds. They are not too young. After looking at their weights and growth rate I was surprised. So recently I visited a not so great breeder looking for a young rabbit. 3 weeks old 1-1.5 lbs.

I saw a woman who would soon be grieving. She may of been on it though, because as i said I don’t know the kind of hay she was on.

We had been looking for a boy like the one I had so many years ago. In some states it is illegal for a person to sell rabbits under the age of 8 weeks. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1987 with a degree in veterinary medicine and surgery. You should desex a rabbit around 6-12 months of age. Check out VET RESOURCES. Depending on the breed, rabbits continue to grow until they are 6 - 9 months old (the top of the range for larger breeds).
Check out VET RESOURCES. A female rabbit lacks testicles and has a slit-like vulva. Here are few videos which might help you to get the rabbit into place. Last Updated: April 24, 2020 So recently I visited a not so great breeder looking for a young rabbit. wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. But a rough rule of thumb is to count one rabbit year as equivalent to ten human years. Overall Appearance: Is the rabbit's coat soft and luxurious or harsh and course? With babies they say unlimited pellets so just keeping the bowl topped up and changed every 24 hours does the trick. In contrast an older rabbit may have a dull coat, because they don't groom themselves as much. Those places are the best. The genital opening is the one farthest from the tail. She is being kept in the kitchen, since there is no carpet there, but she is happiest in my bed and just does crazy hopping around and racing around when she is allowed there. All went well here though. She is super playful and binkys all the time, flops down against our legs to sleep and seems happy from what I can tell.

They have both those in these bales as well. Make sure you dont pick out a runt, they can easily die young- even if it is cute. and since she wouldn’t drink from a water bottle ( I’m assuming she does not really know how, considering the breeder I went to didn’t even have one where she was kept.) Not organic, but perhaps better food types. Then you can add carrots,etc. ANSWER 0 ladygrady ANSWERS: 2. laurie-loo. We use a bowl for water. ", "It totally helped me a lot. If you follow the below mentioned few steps, you can find the sex of your rabbit easily. It is certainly not possible to date a rabbit's age down to a particular date or number of years. You may have received a 2-factor authentication (2FA) email from us on 4/21/2020.

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