More Rescue Rabbits

This is not one of our babies (who have all grown by now). This is not a stray rabbit either. This is one of two baby rabbits dumped in a box in our kibbutz. Someone found them last night and phoned us. My husband went to get them. One of them was already dead, the other looked ok but was terribly dirty. 

He was terribly hungry, too. After he’d eaten a lot of pellets, I decided to wash him and see if he looked ok under all that dirt. Rabbits don’t like to be washed, and a wet rabbit is a bit of a sorry sight! But sometimes it’s necessary.

Here he is drying off in the sun. He is tiny!! Five of him could fit into one of our grown New Zealands. He is not much older than a month, I think. Ideally, he should still be with his mum…

Fortunately, he seems ok! He eats and drinks, is curious and friendly. He doesn’t seem to have any wounds and his eyes and nose are clear. Still, he is going to be in quarantine for a while, until I can be sure he isn’t carrying anything. Here he is all nice and dry! Wish I knew where he came from…

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About tarnegolita

Dutch expatriate, mother of 3 boys, freelance translator and pet zoo keeper in a kibbutz in Israel.
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13 Responses to More Rescue Rabbits

  1. Oh! Poor little guy. One of the hardest things about rescue is not knowing what happened before you. So glad he “found” you and is safe and sound!! Thanks for looking after him.

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  2. Vicki says:

    sure is a cute little rabbit. at least they left him at your place, where I live unwanted rabbits are often dumped in parks and left to fend for themselves, which they cannot do.

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  3. The Shepherd says:

    What a beautiful rabbit! I hope nothing shows up from the quarantine! Very wise, very wise!

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  4. Poor baby… I hope he’s fit and healthy and can join the others soon

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  5. tarnegolita says:

    Sadly it’s not going to happen… He definitely has discharge from the nose, his face is all dirty again now. So he’s going to be medicated and stay in quarantine for now :/

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  6. aheikkinen says:

    Oh poor little thing. Thumbs up for him to be OK when medicated.

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