3 weeks ago
Bikkie 🧡 a tiny bush rabbit brought to me after being found alone down the coast. Thing is, as tiny as Bikkie may be she didn't actually need to be rescued.
Bush rabbits leave the nest early, at around 5 weeks of age (when their mums are ready to give birth again). They are fast breeding, short lived animals, with most not surviving long after leaving their mums. But wild animals are wild, and as much as these small vulnerable babies tug at our heartstrings they are best left alone. At least we can say that the people who "rescued" Bikkie did so out of care and concern and the goodness of their hearts.
Unfortunately Bikkie cannot be released, as her area is so far away from here, it is illegal and irresponsible from an environmental and ethical perspective. So we will try to give her the best life here we possibly can, starting with slow gentle handling and eventually the company of older rabbits.
Looks like the old Red Beanie may have a new purpose 🥰
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