Posted on Feb 27, 2009 | Comments 1
Are you raising newborn bunnies in your backyard?
Raising newborn or baby bunnies can be both fun and a challenging task for a pet owner as well.
This is because a great amount of care must be taken in initial stages of their new life to ensure healthy growth and survival.
Here are a few feeding tips that could help you, if you are new to raising baby bunnies.
- Take care of the mother rabbit
- Feed them with kitten milk as replacer
- Feed them only twice a day
- Once bunnies open their eyes feed with solid foods
Do you have mother rabbit as well? If the mother of the newborn baby bunnies is present, you don’t have to bother about caring or feeding the newborn bunnies. The mother rabbit will take complete care for the baby bunnies. You just need to check whether the mother rabbit is healthy and have all feeding essentials to feed her infants.
Instead of using regular cow’s milk, feed the baby bunnies with kitten milk as replacer. Even feeding them with goat’s milk also ensures healthy growth.
Make sure that you feed your baby bunnies only twice a day. Actually, they should be feed only once a day but if you are feeding them with kitten milk replacer, feeding twice a day is sufficient enough.
If you notice that the baby bunnies have opened their eyes and begun to hop around, you can feed them with grains and hay. But be careful don’t feed too much greenery to the mother or babies.
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