Baby Bunny Nest

We have a litter of 5 baby bunnies that were born about 2 weeks ago. How long do we have to wait before we can clean out the cage and put all new bedding in it? And does the mother's fur need to stay in there?

***Karen Sez***
At or around 2 weeks old, the nest or nest box is no longer needed.

Feel free to clean away. Sounds like you have a solid-floored cage? So, as you put the bunnies back where they were, you might want to take a single handful of the cleanest fur, if any, and line the hollow of the nest with it, I don't know, just because it might be more comfy for the bunnies, I suppose, and to ensure the doe's smell is there so she knows those are her bunnies. (I highly doubt the doe will get confused, or that smell is an issue, but just in case.)


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Sep 11, 2011
RE Baby Bunny Nest
by: Silver Desert Rabbitry

When the babies start hopping out of the nest box, which is around 2 weeks old, you can remove the nest box. You can clean their cage whenever.

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