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Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by manxbabe, Jul 10, 2009.


  1. manxbabe

    manxbabe PetForums Newbie

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    Hi, i have joined the forum site and i need some advice please.My baby rabbits are 15 days old now.And i would like to know when i can take out the nest box,and when i can i pick then up.Also when can i let mom out in the garden for a run around.Any advice would be realy greatfull.Thank you...
     
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    CreativeLC PetForums VIP

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    I picked mine up when they were very young as they kept falling out the nest, so any time now should be ok. I think you should maybe leave the nest box there, but im not 100% on that, or for how long.
     
  3. manxbabe

    manxbabe PetForums Newbie

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    thankyou for your quick answer,i might just go and do that later.
     
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    toddy PetForums Senior

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    It very much depends on the mum.If she is not bothered by your presence then you can start to handle them a little but rub you r hands in her bedding first so your scent is the same.Really at 2 weeks old they need to be left alone as much as possible.I prefer to leave babies until they start to venture out on their own.I think too many people interfere too much and it is not fair on the kits or mum.
    It will not be long now and they should start to move around more so then it is fine to handle them.
    Leave the nest where it is and do not take it away until the babies are out of it permanantly.
    Mum can have a few hours away from the babies now to have a run and some grass that should not be a problem just not too long at once.
     
  5. manxbabe

    manxbabe PetForums Newbie

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    That is great advice thank you very much.
     
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