Why Not Choose Baby Rabbits?
Baby rabbits are adorable, there is no doubt. The very first litter born at The Nature Trail Rabbitry hooked me for life, I’m sure. They are fun to watch and very sweet. They run and skip with abandon. I enjoy three-week olds the very best. They also die easily. Just the day before I sat down to write this, two five-week old bunnies in my barn died. They were doing fine yesterday. I only had a hint that one of them might not be robust. The other was a total surprise. I t’s difficult as a breeder and a herd manager to deal with the death of my rabbits. But had those been my children’s pets, the difficulty and feelings of loss in our household would have multiplied tenfold. Many things can stress a young rabbit. Weaning is a huge stress in a rabbit’s life. Leaving their litter is another stress, as is moving to another home. There are laws in many states which make it illegal to sell bunnies below the age of 8 weeks. You will see that not selling pet rabbits below that age is a requireme