This is the time of year that you might find a bunny nest in your yard and think maybe the bunnies have been abandoned. But chances are, they haven’t been abandoned, according to some wildlife experts. Charlotte Downs with Wild Care recently talked to me about what to do if you find a bunny nest in your yard.
- It is normal for rabbits to nest on the ground and for the babies to be alone for extended periods of time.
- Watch the bunnies to make sure they don’t appear injured and are moving around.
- Place something like sticks or yarn on top of the next and return a couple of hours later to see if it has been moved. Then you know whether the mother has returned.
- Cottontails don’t often make good pets and can die from stress.
- If you do rescue the bunnies, feed them Pedialyte until you can get them to an organization like Wild Care.
- Staff Writer Dawn Marks