If a bunny has any visible injuries, contact us immediately. 513-409-1331
If a cottontail bunny is able to run from you then it is likely able to care for itself and does not need any assistance. Keep your pets inside and give it time to move on or hide. Baby bunnies become independent at a surprisingly young age. At about 4 to 5 weeks of age they no longer need assistance from mom.
Any baby that is still in the nest, with eyes closed and laid back ears, will still need mother's assistance.
Any bunny that has been inside a pet's mouth-dog or cat-should come in for treatment. Bunnies have delicate skin that tears easily and can go unnoticed under their fur. Cats have a large amount of bacteria in their saliva that can quickly prove fatal to a bunny.
If you think mom isn’t coming back to the nest: Keep in mind that mother rabbits only visit their young to feed them 2-3 times a day, usually around dawn and dusk. Leaving them alone in the nest the rest of the time is an effective way to protect their babies from predation, so if you find a bunny nest and don't see the mom around, that is normal! You can perform an X-Test over the entrance or on the actual nest to verify that mom is still coming back to visit. This is basically an "X" or tic-tac-toe pattern made with string or sticks to allow you to visually see if mom has visited. In dry conditions, a ring of baking flour can be poured in a circle around the nest. If it has not been disturbed after 14 hours, call us!