So the sprinkler guy came to turn on all the sprinklers for spring and summer in the yard. I came out of the house after my mountain bike ride and saw this baby bunny not moving in the grass and he was slightly damp. I figured out that the sprinkler guy must have disturbed a nest somehow. I did some research on the Internet and then came out to find him in the same safe spot where I left him. I went looking for the nest and found it eventually much to my boyfriend's surprise. I think he thought I would never find it. While looking for it I came across another rabbit very similar in size to this original one I found that was out on the lawn. After finding the nest I brought them both to it and they crawled right in with their brothers and sisters. I think I saw mom nearby, but not too close. The nest was pretty far away from where I found both of the rabbits.
During my research I learned that the mother only comes to feed them once or twice a day so most people think the nest is abandoned, but that is not usually the case. The mother is nearby, but does not stay right on the nest due to predators. She wants to steer the predators away from her babies. I also learned if their ears are still back close to their body and they have a white mark on their head they are not old enough to leave the nest quite yet. The babies did have their eyes open, but their ears were still back and they had the white mark on their head. I deposited them in the nest and quickly left and did another scan of the yard to make sure there were no more stragglers. Contrary to popular belief, the mother will still take care of the babies that were found by me and have a human scent on them.
Our two girls decided to join in on the photo shoot. Bella, my black toy poodle, is quite curious and you can find her wandering around my shoe boxes all day long. She is very nosey. Teddi, my white toy poodle, thinks she is the boss and that everyone should cater to her. We sorta do. To see more of my girls and the rest of the gang visit the Poodles & Pigs page.