Tbh we've never released one before, we've only raised one other one but she was less then two days old when we found her, and she didn't make it more then a week 😔 This one we plan on having the vet look at her again before we release her to get the final ok that she is safe for release based on her foot and side. We had planned to let her go when we got the ok, in our field well away from our cats and cows😂
Post by elitefarms on Aug 29, 2019 23:20:55 GMT -5
Well this is the last week before she gets released 😭 it's gonna be hard! We love her so much! I've been starting to bring her outside and am starting to slowly wean her off milk. Her wound is pretty much healed now just a scab that's starting to peal off. Cinnabun is super sweet and always excited to see us so this might be hard on her as well. We are starting to distance our selves but it's hard with her feedings and bringing her out side and back in. It will be easier as she gets weaned this week🙏. Is there anything I need to do to make sure she thrives when released?
Post by grammagrace on Aug 30, 2019 0:20:05 GMT -5
You've done well. I raised 5 way back when. I used doll bottles. I kept them through the winter and set them free under our house. They could come and go as they pleased. I raised them on cow milk. My dog found the nest. I think he'd hurt one because it died just a day or two after I took then from him. They were such fun.
Post by elitefarms on Aug 30, 2019 22:51:05 GMT -5
I really wish we could keep her but it's illegal and although I doubt anyone would turn us in you never know what someone might do if you accidentally get on their bad side. Also the fact that vets can't treat her without her being signed over would be really painful a few years down the road and very hard on her. We are hoping that she will still hang around after being released 🙏🙏 we just want to do what's best for her and I think we would feel bad having her cooped up. But we do plan on bringing her treats and having a little home out for her and some water.
Well here we go again 🙄 this one is pretty young I’m guessing 2-3 days old. A cat got to it 😞 I’m not too optimistic it will make it but it’s sassy so hopefully. It has a few scratches. Right now it is on a heating pad with some fur! Poor little baby!
Yep! Cinnabon has been released and still comes to visit from time to time to steal alfalfa when I feed the cows 😂 she will come right up for some pets and a snack before off she goes again!
Sadly at this age I know the survival rate is very slim but I couldn’t find it in me to just let nature take its course. The first feeding has gone well although it fought its hardest in the beginning it was really eager by the end 😂 I do have a friend with a full grown bunny so I might be able to feed it some cecotropes 🤞🏻🤞🏻
I enjoyed Cinnabun's story. It brought back a lot of fond memories for me.
When we were little, my dad would frequently bring us in baby jackrabbits when he plowed open a nest in the spring. I can vividly remember one that made it into youth. We took him on wheat harvest with us. He would play with our cat. People would stop by and see a cat chasing a rabbit through our trailer, then the rabbit chasing the cat... then they'd start to think they were seeing things. It was hilarious. We had so much fun with those darned things.
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