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Brown Wild Baby Bunnies and How to Handle them

Sharing Insight Photo:  Brown Baby Wild Bunny #1...about to be released into the wild

Sharing Insight Photo: Brown Baby Wild Bunny #1...about to be released into the wild

Gently and Tenderly...

They are so adorably, irresistible, and ever so soft.

These two cute, baby little, brown, perfect bunnies sure made our day last Spring...

I had been reading inside our home, when out of nowhere my husband shows up with this brown thingy in his hands. I blinked...and then screeched oh my god is that is that a lil baby bunny???????!!!!!!!

Cute cute cute cute did I say cute!!!! I gently grabbed the bunny and his heart rate was way up. I was concerned for the bunny straight away. Then I hear..."there is also another one in the front yard, I must of mowed their bunny hole with two babies inside!" What? We all ran out, but before we did we put Bunny #1 in a safe, deep box inside.

Sure enough, Brown bunny #2 was frantically hopping around the front yard. After a few minutes of trying to catch it we did!

Now we already own 1 dog and 1 cat and have 3 kids. All of us were thinking the same thing..."could we keep them?" I've had bunnies as pet's before when I was much younger, I enjoyed having my sweet lil white bunny, but I do remember it did take time and a lot of effort to take care of it. Especially if you have it lose and then at night put it back in its cage to sleep. You have to maintain the cleanliness of the cage regularly. I, nor the rest of my family could imagine adding an additional task to our lives presently. There is enough going on as is!

SO after much deliberation we all concluded as a family we would return back to the wild, the very next day...

After much research, i.e calling animal control and finding info on the internet..

Here's is what we learned on how to handle the situation:

Best Care for Baby Bunnies Before releasing them to the Wild is:

1)Take note of time of day, best times for bunnies to feed and be active is early, and possibly dusk. You want them to be able to see where they are, and get their bearings as soon as possible.

2)It will be tempting but Do Not Pet, or Handle them more than necessary. They are a wild animals afterall, you must keep in mind they are not used to human hands, touch or sounds.. You surely wouldn't want to see a bunny die. :(

3)Put the bunny in a box as soon as possible--- preferably with an old towel at the bottom of box. You can add leaves, flowers, even a bit small pieces of grass or bark. Keep them away from all outside, people noises. Again this noises and distractions will only agitate these somewhat fragile animals. We followed the advice of animal control and kept the ones we found in a hamper(with holes)it worked out very well.

4)Place bunny or bunnies in a box or hamper in a safe dark area. We chose our closet as its big, and we were able to keep the children away. Although a couple of times we snuck in and took pics. We just couldn't resist their cuteness..We were quick taking the pics though and super sshhh quuuuuiiiiet.

5)What to feed them? We learned a piece of fresh parsley does nicely. They eat daisies too. Also, include a shallow saucer of water in the box or hamper.

During the night I could hear the bunnies as I slept, because the bunnies were scampering about in their newly foster home hamper. That indeed was good sign that they were comfortable. It was very sweet, and I couldn't get over how adorable they were!

Morning time came, I checked the bunnies, they ate the parsley and drank the water..Also they left mini itty bitty bunny droppings(good sign they were fine).

Time to release bunnies: Early about 6:30am.

After saying our goodbyes...and much much oooing and ahhing these lil precious things we look out our window...

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Wouldn't you know it? We spotted a big brown bunny hopping in front of our yard, and so we were even happier, and hoping that was it was mother bunny looking for her lost kids...who knows?

I took out the bunnies one at a time, and I kid you not, the minute the bunny saw its familiar green, wild bushy area to the side of our house, it jumped right in! So did bunny #2!

A very Happy ending after all...

Another cute tid bit---- These bunnies sought and found safe refuge in our home a few days before Easter.


Sharing Insight Photo: Double the cuteness factor

Sharing Insight Photo: Double the cuteness factor

Sharing Insight Photo:  They were comfortable

Sharing Insight Photo: They were comfortable

Sharing Insight Photo:      Swweeeeet!

Sharing Insight Photo: Swweeeeet!

Sharing Insight Photo:  Right before releasing Baby Bunny #2 into the wild

Sharing Insight Photo: Right before releasing Baby Bunny #2 into the wild


Anon on March 07, 2020:

My cat brought in a baby bunny and it ran to my bath room door. I didn't know until i opened my door and thought my beautiful cat murdered the little rabbit. I screamed then saw the bunny move so I scooped up my cat to keep her from attacking the rabbit again. Now said bunny is in a box in my room.

Demas W Jasper from Today's America and The World Beyond on September 14, 2014:

This reminds me of an incident when I was probably in 3rd Grade. Several of us were playing in another's backyard pretending to hunt. Just as I pompously said "I see elephant tracks" I stepped on or near some bunnies hidden in the tall grass. They scurried away so fast we couldn't catch any of them, except for one I might have bruised, still where it had been. It was part of our family into its adulthood, until one day a friend opened the cage, and true to its heritage it bolted down the street soon followed by dogs in hot pursuit, and disappeared.

Ernie on August 21, 2013:

we now have a baby bunny, but it will probably be a little while before it can be returned back to the wild. a friends outdoor cad caught it and brought it into her house. needless to say, he's bleeding a little, cleaned him up and put him in a spare cage with food water and bedding. we'll see how he is in the morning....

tamaran on June 01, 2013:

what type of bunnies were they

Grace Voisard on July 16, 2012:

That's cute. Good job taking care of them. I love baby bunnies. :D

janessa on June 05, 2012:

nice thinking that helps me a lot you know what i found my babby bunny a cat was trying to kill it and eat it i saved it im a hero my babby bunny pooped on me for the first time ever and pee on me today i am janessa.

janessa on June 05, 2012:

nice thinking it helps me a lot

that's what she said on May 22, 2012:

did the mom ever take care of them after??? and why not outside???

AUSTIN on April 29, 2012:


Maikha on April 07, 2012:

My friend found an injured bunny in her yard, but she has no clue what to do with it.

Columbia on March 29, 2012:

I had the exact same thing just happen to me my husband brought it in and its just one and I freaked oh my god is that a baby bunny it's the cutest thing in the world my husband was mowing and I was on the computer reading it was so funny when I found this post but I don't know if I should let it go because I can't find sign of a home and it was all alone

rabbit cages on July 27, 2011:

This is such a very cute creature! I would love to have one like these Brown Wild Baby Bunnies soon. I now know How to Handle them. keep it up!

large rabbit hutch on July 24, 2011:

These Brown Wild Baby Bunnies are so cute! I would love to have one. Now I know How to Handle them! thanks to this awesome post!

large rabbit hutches on July 21, 2011:

Thank you very much for sharing this very informative post about Brown Wild Baby Bunnies and How to Handle them! I really learn a lot! keep up the good work!

indoor rabbit hutch on June 26, 2011:

I would love to have one of these Brown Wild Baby Bunnies and How to Handle theme! thanks for sharing this awesome post!

nina on March 01, 2011:

sooooooooooooooooooooooo cute i love bunnies

betsy on May 07, 2010:

i have 6 cottontails! i think they r ready to release but they still have the white bullseye on their foreheads im gonna see what they do. they really r sweet tho. i hope they like my flower garden. tall glads should give them good cover.

RabbitAwareness from United Kingdom on March 30, 2010:

Great tips and advice, which is vital for anyone how owns one of these adorable creatures.

Sharing Insight (author) on September 24, 2009:

Unbelievably cute world!

worldgrandeur from The Moon on September 24, 2009:

Cute cute bunnies :)

Sharing Insight (author) on August 16, 2009:

Thanks Feline!! :D

Feline Prophet on August 15, 2009:

Congratulations, Sharing Insight...I see you hopped to the top of the list! :)

Sharing Insight (author) on August 15, 2009:

Yay!!! :D

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on August 14, 2009:

Congratulations for being on top 5! Yooohooo! Hope you got to read the Hubpages newsletter! It's all there! :D

Sharing Insight (author) on August 14, 2009:

Thanks WannaB Writer:D I'm glad you loved the bunny story...I think the bunnies turned out alright:D they sure were very happy to jump right in the nicely hidden brush property directly in front our house...Happy Ending indeed!

Barbara Radisavljevic from Templeton, CA on August 13, 2009:

I loved this hub. I don't have the time for pets, but do enjoy watching the various critters who frequent our property -- unless they are munching on our produce. I've never seen a live bunny here, but did run across the remains of a bunny a couple of weeks ago on the path out to the garden. I think it was the victim of the neighbor's cats. Hope your bunnies have a happier ending to their stories.

Sharing Insight (author) on August 12, 2009:

Thanks so much Emohealer!! Glad you liked the precious bunnies' my and I do appreciate all of your kind comments...:D

Sioux Ramos from South Carolina on August 12, 2009:

Absolutely precious! Obvious why your hub was nominated... Congratulations! Cute pictures, great information and best of all a happy ending, thanks for sharing!

Sioux Ramos from South Carolina on August 12, 2009:

Absolutely precious! Obvious why your hub was nominated... Congratulations! Cute pictures, great information and bext of all a happy ending, thanks for sharing!

Sharing Insight (author) on August 12, 2009:

Yes! Feline, it was tough letting go of such cuteness and the bunnies' fit so nicely in my hand :(! But at least they were happy to jump right into the bushes:Dand merrily hop away...

Thank you RedElf for your good wishes and cute comment:D

Appreciate it greatly!!

RedElf from Canada on August 12, 2009:

Congratulations on your nomination. The bunnies are soooo cute.

Feline Prophet on August 11, 2009:

Awww...they sure are cute. Bet you had a tough time releasing them!

Sharing Insight (author) on August 11, 2009:

:D Thanks for the support Shamel!

shamelabboush on August 11, 2009:

You rock dear! this topic will win def. Good luck.

Sharing Insight (author) on August 10, 2009:

Zsuszy bee, ripplemaker and Shirley Anderson...thanks so much for your well!! I had no idea about being a hubnugget wannabe...sure is nice feeling...much much appreciated! It's an honor...


Shirley Anderson from Ontario, Canada on August 10, 2009:

Congrats on your HubNuggets nomination! Best of luck and don't forget to promote this hub to increase your chances of winning!

Michelle Simtoco from Cebu, Philippines on August 10, 2009:

Hello Sharing Insight! Your bunnies hopped onto the Hubnuggets Team's lap and we couldn't resist...hahahah Yes, you are a Hubnugget Wannabe. This link will show you what this is all about: Vote and promote okay? Thanks for sharing your bunnies with us! Enjoy the Hubnuggets. :)

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on August 08, 2009:

What adorable babies! Thank you for caring for them! And I am sooo glad for the happy ending!! :D

Zsuzsy Bee from Ontario/Canada on August 07, 2009:

Stop that little brown bunny... that's the one that raided my garden...yup him and his brother

Congrats on being a hubnugget finalist.

Great hub I could stand by and watch them munch in my garden for hours

regards Zsuzsy

Sharing Insight (author) on July 31, 2009:

aww thanks Shamel...on both compliments...


shamelabboush on July 31, 2009:

It's nice of you to take care of those lovely creatures, and... by the way, I like your new photo :)

Sharing Insight (author) on July 31, 2009:

Thank you Sabu for enjoying, my very cute and yes lucky story.

Happy to share!


sabu singh on July 30, 2009:

Very cute. Lucky you. Thanks for sharing.

Sharing Insight (author) on July 30, 2009:

Aww thanks Montana Farm Girl! I know my they are splendid lil sweet and adorable creatures...thanks for the great comment!


Montana Farm Girl from Northwestern Montana on July 30, 2009:

Adorable...sounds like our bunny adventures (see my hubs on our critters...) baby bunnies are utterly adorable!!!!! We had about 50 bunnies just before and a few months after Easter...luckily we found great homes for all of them. We still have a few who bounce around the farm... we just keep waiting and wondering if there are more babies know bunnies!!! :-) Nice hub!!

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