how long do baby bunnies nurse?

United States
November 27, 2007 12:34pm CST
my rabbit is having her babies soon, how long will she nurse them before they are independent?...stanzi
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@dude09 (94)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 07
Here is a few tips: Separated the pregnant rabbit from the rest of the rabbits now. Also, make sure the pregnant rabbit do not share room with any other rabbit, give it a saparate room to avoid others kill it's newborn by accident! For more info: www.hrschicago.org/newbabyfr.html
• United States
28 Nov 07
dear dude..thank you so much, for your help, i really appreciate it...stanzi
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@dude09 (94)
• Malaysia
28 Nov 07
OH, I almost forgot, give your pregnant rabbit some soft cloth/rag in it's cage now, & checked periodically until it gave birth! Most of the time the newborn will be born in the night, which is too cold for the little one to stay alive... Your best clue will be when the mother began to pluck it's chest hair! That's a signal that it's ready a "nest" for it's newborn. Also, the cage you ready for that night must NOT have any holes on the floor (please covered it with rags) - the newborn might dropped into the lower section through the holes & die... Good Luck!
• United States
29 Nov 07
dear dude...thank you again, so much...i did not know about the soft cloth in cage...i really want to make everything as wonderful as i can for the mother...thank you for your help and concern...i will keep you updated...stanzi
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
29 Nov 07
Hi stanz! I have responded in another of your discussion about newborn bunnies and i assumed that they weren't with mother bunny. i thought wrong. sorry. i will try to research more on this for i haven't yet read anything about how long the baby bunnies will be nursed before they are independent. All i have read is that mommy bunny usually feed her babies at night time. This is all for now my friend. If i find something, i will PM you. Be safe. Take care always and have a nice day. :)
• United States
29 Nov 07
dear faith, thank you for your help..i can't wait to see the newborn babies...stanzi
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
29 Nov 07
Hi stanz, dear friend! Can't wait to hear the good news of the baby bunnies arriving soon. I am so excited..haha.. Take care and have a nice day. :)
• United States
23 Dec 07
We have raised show rabbits for 12 yrs, when a doe has babies, she will only nurse them once a day and you probably wont see her doing it, they do it in the wean hours of the morning. Baby rabbits will nurse until they are about 4 wks old,they will begin to eat pellets @ about 3 wks old. If you have any other questions you can always send me an email @homepartydiva@aol.com