Users' questions

What do you do if a baby bunny has a cut?

What do you do if a baby bunny has a cut?

Bite wounds, scrapes, punctures – Shock, infection.

  1. Small shallow wounds may be cleaned with a clean cotton or gauze pad and some Betadine (may also use Peroxide, but never in deep cuts or punctures!).
  2. If cuts are large, ragged, deep, requiring stitches or if you are not sure – go to vet immediately.

What can I feed an injured baby rabbit?

Rabbits rely on milk to survive, so they should be fed kitten milk replacer or Meyenberg goat milk.

How do you save a newborn bunny?

Help for Baby Rabbits

  1. Place them in a small box with the bedding from their nest, if possible, or soft rags.
  2. Keep baby rabbits in a box in a warm, quiet place away from children, household noise, domestic pets and bright lights.
  3. If you have a heating pad, turn it on LOW and place it under HALF of the box.

Do rabbits heal fast?

Healing begins quickly; adhesions (normal tissue repair) usually start to form within 24 hours of surgery in rabbits. In the case of spay/neuter, a male will usually recover more quickly, since a neuter is less invasive than a spay. A male is usually ready for normal activity within a few days of surgery.

What should I do if my rabbit has a cut?

1. Take your injured rabbit to the vet. You may choose to treat a small shallow cut or injured claw yourself, but for just about anything else, it is always best to take your rabbit to the vet. Your job is to minimize damage and keep your rabbit as safe and comfortable as possible en route.

What causes a rabbit to get a cut on its head?

They may also be caused by collision with an object such as a nail that is sticking out of the hutch. Keep a close eye on any cuts as there is a risk they may become infected and lead to the formation of an abscess.

What happens when a rabbit’s skin is torn?

Rabbit skin looks TERRIBLE when it is torn but heals up just fine. A nick in the skin can open up to a 1″ circle on a rabbit – especially on the legs. Rabbits can get nicked on a sharp wire in the cage. The last time I nicked a rabbit I thought it looked terrible.

What causes loose cecotropes in a baby rabbit?

The causes for loose cecotropes may be different than the causes of true diarrhea, though. True diarrhea in rabbits (extremely watery, non-formed feces) in rabbits actually is not as commonly found in adults as it is in kits (baby rabbits). We’ll dig into the causes of both rabbit loose stool and true rabbit diarrhea in the next section.