Hello little Cottontail! This little girl, as mentioned previously, was caught by a cat and had some pretty bad injuries. Amazingly she survived. In fact, she is the only one of about 10 baby bunnies who have been brought to the nearby wildlife vets who has survived this past week. It's not that they are incompetent vets, it's just notoriously difficult to keep baby bunnies alive. Cottontails have a very complex GI tract that needs certain bacteria and nutrients from the mother's milk. Also, stress often kills these little ones. This little girl was losing weight at the vets, so they sent her here, and I am happy to report she has put on 15g already!
Baby bunnies have a white blaze on their foreheads which usually, but not always, goes away when they get older.
It's amazing to see something so small and so perfect! She only weighs about 1/8 pound, but is alert, scared of humans (a good thing) and jumping around and eats LOTS!! In the wild she would already be on her own, which is just incredible to me!
I got two more baby patients today- a 3 week old chipmunk and a 4 day old bunny. Stay tuned for photos on those, but I have to go feed them all now- last feeding of the day!