About a week later, we found 2 out of the nesting box, back in the hutch, dead. We emailed & asked around, & the best guess was that they were still nursing when the mother left the box, & they got dragged out & died without the warm nest. Bummer! So once again my stoic son disposed of dead baby rabbits. But we still had 5!
Eventually their eyes opened & they got fur. Now I'm not all that into "cute" animals, but DANG! Those little tiny bunnies hopping around on the grass were adorable!! Again people were questioning me about if I was really going to be able to butcher them. Wendie assured me that by the time they were big enough to butcher, the cuteness factor would have gone way down. And that we'd be sick of taking care of that many & be glad to get rid of a few. I hoped she was right. In the meantime we had a steady stream of kids coming by to see the baby bunnies & chase them around the lawn. It was worth having bunnies just for how much fun that was!
|Brand new bunny|
|In nesting box|