MY DOE JUST KINDLED 6 BABIES SOMETHING HAPPENED AND THIS MORNING WHEN I WENT TO CHECK ON THEM THE BURROW HAD BEEN DUG UP, WE HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH CATS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THOUGH THAT'S NOT MY CONCERN ONE KIT DIED AND 4 WERE OUT OF THE BURROW THOUGH THEY ARE STILL ALIVE, AND PUT THE DOE AND REMAINING KITS IN HER HUTCH SO SHE CANNOT LEAVE THEM AND WILL KEEP THEM WARM. I ALSO MOVED THE NEST FUR FROM THE BURROW TO THE HUTCH. MOLLY OUR DOE IS DOING WELL WITH 2 OF THE KITS AND NOT FEEDING THE OTHER 3. I NEED TO KNOW WHAT KIND OF FORMULA TO FEED THEM. THEY ARE 3 DAYS OLD?
***** Karen Sez *****
See http://www.raising-rabbits.com/feeding-wild-rabbits.html. That will show you how to bottle-feed.
But first, why don't you try giving each of the hungry kits a second chance to nurse? Give the kits each a 5 minute turn on the doe's tummy somewhere around 8-15 hours later. To do this, hold the doe tummy-up in your lap. This will give each kit an unobstructed crack at all 8 spigots for about 5 minutes each.