Rabbit Care

Baby Rabbit Care

While the female rabbit is pregnant, the preparations should be started for the arrival of the baby rabbits. Baby rabbits should be cared for with extreme caution.


A nest box lines with shredded newspaper is a must. It should be 12 x 14 inches in diameter and you can use a card board, wood, or metal in making a nest box. You should also punch some holes on it for drainage.


Extra food filled with vitamins and minerals such as spinach, broccoli and kale for the nursing mother.


Room temperature at 70 degrees F. Usually baby rabbits bunch together to keep themselves warm.


Within 24 – 48 hours you will know if the mother is doing her job but if you hear sounds like meowing of kittens, then it’s time for you lend a helping hand.


Feed the babies twice a day with a kitten feeding bottle. Never use eye dropper for baby rabbits might swallow a large amount of liquid that could go straight to their lungs and would cause pneumonia or respiratory attacks.


Use canned kitten formula. Ready kitten formula is best for baby rabbits especially when you don’t know what the right food to feed them. Powder formula doesn’t spoil quickly when mixed with water. Baby rabbits should also have unlimited supply of rabbit chow pellets as well as pregnant and nursing rabbits.


By using all these baby rabbit care guidelines, you will surely make your pet rabbit healthy and free from any danger. Like human babies, baby rabbits are very fragile. They are prone to any infections that could do them harm and even may cause death which we do not want to happen. Give your time and attention when looking after these newly born rabbits for in no time, they will surely bring you so much joy.


Like human new born babies, baby rabbits are very delicate and could catch any infections and sickness. There are also some medicines that should be under the supervision of health professionals before taking it. If you see or notice some of these illnesses on your pet rabbit, call your vet immediately. Medical concerns on baby rabbit care are one of the important matters you should become skilled at.


Rabbits are very sensitive and too much of everything could stress them in no time even a simple boredom. Your vet or professional health care could teach you the right way on how you should feed them with their pills, to use eye droppers, or how to feed them properly. But sometimes, rabbits have tantrums and won’t cooperate especially if they sense that they are in the clinic. The pet owner should learn the right ways on how to tame them.


Ringworm or fungal disease is very common to baby rabbits. The patches appear in the head, ears and forelimbs. If you notice this kind of infection, be extra cautious on handling affected rabbits for this disease can be easily transmitted to humans.


Bladder stones and sludge is also one of the medical concerns for baby rabbits. The symptoms are frequent or straining urination with traces of blood. Urinalysis and urine culture are some ways to determine what kind of bacteria are producing this infection and what antibiotic is right to cure it.


Always make sure that you check your rabbit’s health condition to prevent any serious medical concerns of baby rabbit care.