Pet

Get Pet Questions Answered by Pet Experts

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Pet

There was a nest of five bunnies in my flower bed and today there is just one in the nest.

Customer Question
I believe he is smaller...
There was a nest of five bunnies in my flower bed and today there is just one in the nest. I believe he is smaller than the other ones. He is shaking very hard. What can I do to help him?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bunny's name?
Customer: I haven't given him a name. We can call him Peter
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the bunny?
Customer: Just that he is shivering and very small. I have been watching the nest for about five days
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Pet
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Pet Question
Answered in 12 minutes by:
6/29/2016
Pet Specialist: Anna, Pet Expert/Biologist replied 1 year ago
Anna
Anna, Pet Expert/Biologist
Category: Pet
Satisfied Customers: 11,650
Experience: 40 yrs.: herps, pocket pets, rabbits, poultry, dogs, horses. Biology degree. Vet assistant.
Verified
Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with over 40 years experience raising rabbits. I also maintain my yard as a certified backyard wildlife habitat. It is very kind of you to want to help this little bunny.I suspect you won't like what I have to say, but I believe you deserve honesty. Rabbits of any kind have a relatively high mortality rate among babies. Even in domestic rabbits given the best of care, it is normal to lose about 10%. This is due to a variety of reasons, but most commonly it is because some are just born with weaker immune systems. In some cases, the mother doesn't produce bough milk for all of them. When that happens, we can try bottle feeding, but it's almost never successful. Baby bunnies that are much smaller than their litter mates often simply don't survive. In wild rabbits, it is estimated that only one in ten lives to adulthood. The same is true of all birds and wildlife, from robins to foxes.That being said, I understand you have watched these babies and would hate to see one die. Wild bunny babies are on their own once they leave the nest. They eat grass, clover, dandelions, etc. The mother no longer feeds them. The fact that this rabbit is shaking tells us that it either is cold or dehydrated. If you want to try to help, bring it inside in a box. If there's fur and grass in the best, ***** ***** to line the box. You can pick the kinds of plants I named above and offer them to the bunny. To keep him warm, put some plain uncooked rice
Ask Your Own Pet Question
Pet Specialist: Anna, Pet Expert/Biologist replied 1 year ago
I hit send before I meant to. I'll post the rest as soon as I have it typed up.
Ask Your Own Pet Question
Pet Specialist: Anna, Pet Expert/Biologist replied 1 year ago
Put some plain uncooked rice in a clean sick. Microwave it for about a minute to get it warm. The exact time will depend on your microwave. Put the heated rice sock in with the bunny. Make sure it's not hot enough to burn him. If he stops shaking, you can assume he was cold. You can rewarm the sock as needed. If warmth doesn't help, he may be dehydrated. You can give him Pedialyte from a syringe into the side of his mouth. Don't put it straight down his throat as that leads to aspiration into the lungs. Give only a drop at a time and wait for him to swallow.If the bunny will not eat, you can try syringe feeding him. A mix of 1/2 kitten replacer (sold in pet stores) and 1/2 goat's milk is the closest substitute to rabbit milk. Feed only once or twice per day - that's how often mother rabbits do. Chances of successfully raising a rabbit this way are very slim.Another option is to turn the bunny over to a wildlife rehabilitator. They would evaluate him, raise him if possible, or humanely euthanize him if he isn't capable of surviving. If you don't know of a rehabber, give me your state and I'll find one.If you have more questions, just let me know. I hope that whatever you decide to do, it will work out well.Anna
Ask Your Own Pet Question
Ask Anna Your Own Question
Anna
Anna
Anna, Pet Expert/Biologist
Category: Pet
Satisfied Customers: 11,650
11,650 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 40 yrs.: herps, pocket pets, rabbits, poultry, dogs, horses. Biology degree. Vet assistant.

Anna is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I must tell you I found this site by accident and was amazed when I asked a question of the Veteranians online. I wish I could have found it sooner it could have made such a difference in the outcome of my pet's surgery. However, I am passing along the information to my sister-in-law (a cat-rescue person who is also a nurse), and perhaps it will help someone else who may experience the same problem. The doctor who answered my question was amazing, and while it didn't come it time to change the outcome of my situation, it is reassuring to know the caliber of Vets/Doctors that you have at JustAnswer. Thank you for being there.

Alice H.Jacksonville, Fl.

You are a light at the end of scary tunnel when $ are tight, but people need professional help to turn to for help with their dear pets!

LinhCharleston, WV

$1,000 spent at his vet, and I finally get the correct diagnosis from Nancy Holmes for $15

CarolCedar Hill, MO

I think this is the greatest web site in the world. Thanks to all!

JudyNew Haven, CT

I have referred several friends to your web site. I'm impressed with how easy it is to use your site, the Experts available and the quickness of answers.

NinaUSA

I am completely pleased with the quick response that I received in our time of need for our dog, Jasmine. I couldn't believe how quick the response was and I thank you. It's good to know you're there!!

Jasmine's MomUSA

Please let everyone involved with your site know that your Expert, Dr. Lucy, has saved my dog's life. I will recommend your site to all my pet loving friends. Thank you again for simply being there!

Sonya GEasley, SC

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

551 satisfied customers

2003 Graduate

Joan

Joan

Vet Technician

3,051 satisfied customers

Vet Tech for 35+yrs. Small Animals and Fish

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Veterinarian

343 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

194 satisfied customers

15 years of experience in emergency, surgery and medicine

Anna

Anna

Pet Expert/Biologist

11,650 satisfied customers

40 yrs.: herps, pocket pets, rabbits, poultry, dogs, horses. Biology degree. Vet assistant.

Theresa

Theresa

Voice for your pet

1,133 satisfied customers

Veterinary Technician for 15 years

Cheryl K.

Cheryl K.

shelter volunteer

836 satisfied customers

14+ years of shelter work/ vaccinations/ disease/ illness/ injury/ medical care

< Previous | Next >

Related Pet Questions
My one goldfish swims upright (head up) as soon as he stops
My one goldfish swims upright (head up) as soon as he stops moving he sinks tothe bottom of the tank he has never really swam "right" I've tried giving him peas as I thought ok well swimbladder proble… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Technician
Private
3,051 satisfied customers
My hedgie puked up white/color of her food foam and has
My hedgie puked up white/color of her food foam and has puked a couple of more times with food chunks since we have had her in the last two months. We have never owned a hedgehog so we don't know what… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Technician
Private
3,051 satisfied customers
My Mini - Rex bunny Died two days ago... I kept him in the
My Mini - Rex bunny Died two days ago... I kept him in the living room the past two weeks because of the extreme cold weather. I have three cats that he would roam around the house with during the day… read more
Anna
Anna
Pet Expert/Biologist
11,650 satisfied customers
I'm worried about my 4 year old rabbit. His right eye has
Hi there, I'm worried about my 4 year old rabbit. His right eye has always been a little leaky on and off, with no real complications. Our vet prescribed conoptal which usually clears up the discharge… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Her name is snow she has something under her it this in its
her name is ***** ***** has something under her it long this in its blood I'm not sure what it is … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Technician
Private
3,051 satisfied customers
Our. Syrian hamster. He is extremely lethargic and is was
He is extremely lethargic and is was dragging his back legs. He was fine this afternoon. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,451 satisfied customers
We have a rat who is lethargic and seems very weak and
Hi, we have a rat who is lethargic and seems very weak and sleepy. We were away for two nights and know he may have been out of water one night but had a neighbor fill it up. His cage mate is fine. … read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Technician
Private
3,051 satisfied customers
My 10 yr old rott lab mix has been walking funny on his back
My 10 yr old rott lab mix has been walking funny on his back legs and yelps when he poops. I tried lifting his tail and he cried when I did that also. He didn't injure himself on a walk and this happe… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,049 satisfied customers
My 11 month old male boxer, Brodie, is barking incessantly
My 11 month old male boxer, Brodie, is barking incessantly in his crate tonight. He will not go to sleep. This is out of character for him. I don't know what to do!!!!!… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,135 satisfied customers
6 month old weimar blue won't stop barking when left outside
6 month old weimar blue won't stop barking when left outside also chews destructive … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,135 satisfied customers
My beta is floating on one side. The right side has some
My beta is floating on one side. The right side has some bloating. He doesn't want to eat and some of his fins are transparent and curling. He is in a 5 gallon tank with filter and heater. The nitrite… read more
Joan
Joan
Vet Technician
Private
3,051 satisfied customers
My puppy is 10 months old...she still chew everything she
My puppy is 10 months old...she still chew everything she finds and on a 24/7 mission. My bedroom looks like a war zone. I searched online, most info states that puppy's teeth stop itching around 6 mo… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,135 satisfied customers
I'm not sure the last day or so he has been drooling when no
I'm not sure the last day or so he has been drooling when no food is around … read more
Jane Lefler
Jane Lefler
Dog Behaviorist/Trainer/Breeder/Health
3.75 GPA 36cr. Multiple Tech traini
0 satisfied customers
I have a sick hen. From photos, I know she was healthy up to
I have a sick hen. From photos, I know she was healthy up to 6 months ago, but now she is super under weight, can feel her breastbone sticking out. … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Its a puppy. And it was really active now just kind of down.
Its a puppy. And it was really active now just kind of down. Eats veey little. Drank water like it was really thiraty only to throw it up. Notices it had a few small specks of blood in it. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,135 satisfied customers
My beta fish is not swimming or moving and struggling to
My beta fish is not swimming or moving and struggling to breathe. … read more
Anna
Anna
Pet Expert/Biologist
11,650 satisfied customers
I have seen a maggot looking worm in my conures bird bath
I have seen a maggot looking worm in my conures bird bath but the water was clean. Now I saw a maggot looking worm on her play gym. Can flies lay eggs in her poop and later hatch? I clean all areas we… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,135 satisfied customers
My African Grey got sick around Christmas eating and
My African Grey got sick around Christmas eating and drinking excessively, losing weight to 12 oz. and having frequent "urination." His x-ray indicates a tumor pressing on all organs but labs are norm… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,135 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x