I've been a new Mom for a little over a week now!
This is Cane (as in cane-cutter rabbit:)
Hubby found him after mowing at his camp on the river. He took him away from a Rat Terrier that luckily was just playing with him at the time.
In these pics he is twice the size that he was a week ago! He was so tiny! It took a little coaxing, but he eats from a medicine dropper about every four hours, and has now started eating a little Alfalfa hay too.
I could have cried when he brought him home, because wild baby rabbits don't usually live in captivity. I did some reading and found out that it's because when you wean them, it gives them diarrhea and they die in one day! BUT, if you feed them acidophilus, they can make it!
It's a live bacteria in a capsule that helps with digestion. It's really for people, and is found in yogurt. But it works for rabbits, too! Without it, the baby rabbit can't digest grasses and things. They usually get the bacteria they need from their mother, but I didn't have that, sooo I improvised! :)
He's doing great, and we plan on releasing him as soon as he's old enough to make it on his own. I can't stand to keep an animal in a cage. Especially a wild animal. I wouldn't want to be caged!
I haven't been blogging much, because hubby has been home for a month, but he leaves tomorrow, so maybe I'll have more time for all of my wonderful blogging friends!
Until then, I hope everyone has a wonderful and happy Mother's Day!