Orphaned Cottontail Care

The first thing to realize with handling any wild rabbit is that stress can kill. Rabbits can leak toxins into their system from fear, pain, and stress causing Septicemia. This has a very high mortality rate. Even babies with their eyes closed can suffer from stress. !If placed in a box, the box must be


Cottontails: When To Rescue

Recognizing a Cottontail In Need There are some basic things to know about cottontails. Rabbit mothers only visit their nests twice a day; usually around dawn and dusk. She is only at the nest for about 10 – 15 minutes so watching for mom is nearly impossible. She will nibble at grass as she approaches the