If you read the post Orphaned Baby Bunny then you will know how this adorable little cottontail came to stay with us on July 5th. If you haven’t read that story of saw her 1st video then you can do that now.
So I wake up on July 6th and I am excited but also scared to go look in on the baby bunny. She was fine when I went to sleep but….I wash up and head to the cubby hole in the entertainment center where she has her little “tub”. As I lean down I can see through the clear plastic sides….There is Esther hustling her fuzzy little butt around the tub.
When I say “hustling” I’m not talking record breaking speed…but she was going as fast as her little legs could get her over and around the bedding. Yeah, now I want to jump with joy but, I don’t want to frighten her so, I celebrate quietly.
I go off and fix her breakfast. After she has a meal then it is off to the store to get a few bunny supplies.
I have read about a million pages online as to how and what she should be eating. Let me tell you, everyone has a different way they do things and different things they feed them. I learned fast that there is a difference between feeding a domestic baby bunny vs. feeding a wild cottontail and jack rabbits are different yet. I figured out that I needed to use all the info I read and then just do what I thought was right. Yes, I am making part informed decisions along with part gut feeling.
We went and got a bottle of Pedialyte in case we run into any dehydration issues. (I’m not too worried about dehydration as she pee’s on me all the time). I also wanted to pick up a syringe for feeding. I thought it would be better than the ball dropper I had been using.
NOTE: I am not sure WTH drug addicts get syringes without a prescription. I wanted a small syringe like someone might use for insulin but, I didn’t want the needle……..no such luck, all I could get was an oral syringe for giving kids medicine. The one from the pharmacy was even smaller than the ones the pet store had, geesh! I would have looked at getting a bottle but, I have read those are hard for some baby bunnies and you can’t control the flow well.
So in this video you will see me trying to use the oral syringe on a bunny that has the tiniest mouth ever. Needless to say, we have gone back to the slow and steady ball dropper.
Go ahead and checkout this video of Esther having dinner.
Isn’t she the cutest baby bunny you have ever seen? Of course she is!