Where to Find the best Baby Bunnies For Sale

Baby Bunnies For Sale

Baby bunnies are cute and charming, but they require a commitment similar to that of any exotic pet. Make sure you have appropriate homes lined up in advance and that you sell orphans for a price that will cover their food, housing, vet care, and other expenses. Attempting to determine the sex of young rabbits without their mother present is dangerous and can have serious consequences. The House Rabbit Society and rabbit-savvy vets recommend that male rabbits be neutered by 4-6 months of age, and females at least 5-6 months of age.

A tiny bundle of affection, rabbits are perfect for children — they’re quiet enough not to scare but feisty enough to engage. They’re like furry teachers, showing kids the ropes of responsibility while providing endless cuddles and non-stop fun. The first litters of baby bunnies are born blind, naked and helpless. They can’t leave their mother’s nest until they are 10 or 12 days old, when their eyes open.

By this time, domestic baby bunnies for sale can be fed a 3:1 mixture of colostrum and formula, but you need to dilute the formula with water. In addition, you can use food coloring or felt tip pen markings to distinguish various babies in a litter, though it’s important to keep these marks fresh and avoid using xylene-free markers, which may cause dermatitis. A microchip is an alternative for permanent identification.

Where to Find the best Baby Bunnies For Sale

The average age for a bunny to be weaned is 8 weeks. Pet stores often sell rabbits much younger than that, and they may not be healthy because they lack their mothers’ antibodies and the complex organic compounds she provides to help protect her babies against a common human intestinal bacteria. Bunnies are prey animals and they will hide symptoms of sickness to avoid being killed by predators. They can die within 24 hours from intestinal blockage if they don’t receive immediate care.

If you decide on a baby bunny, look for one that is already weaned and spayed or neutered. A bunny’s hormone levels will drop after they are spayed or neutered, and you may find that it becomes more mellow and lovable. During this time it is important to give your bunny plenty of time and attention as they adjust to their new life. If they don’t get enough attention during this period, they will become bored and may develop behavioral problems later on.

Baby rabbits require specialized care not unlike chicks or ducklings. They can be easily frightened and have sensitive digestive systems that can react to stress. If a bunny is handled too often, it may be stressed out enough to get diarrhea which can lead to death. If a rabbit is orphaned, it must be fed every hour until it gains weight. A good way to tell if baby bunnies are being fed is by looking for a “milk line” on their bellies. This is where their pink belly skin turns white toward the bottom of their abdomen. This indicates their mother has recently visited them to nurse them.

Orphan babies must also be helped to urinate and defecate after each feeding. This can be done by stroking the anal area front to back with a cotton ball moistened with water until they produce stool and urine then stop only when the bunny produces. This mimics the way a mother rabbit grooms her young to stimulate them to go.

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