Originally Posted by texasgal
It's so hot and humid, I almost lost two rabbits on Monday. They were completely limp, like beanie babies. I grabbed two frozen water bottles and placed each of them on one .. like two beanie babies .. and they layed there until their core temps came down ..
I broke down cages and moved them to a darker, shadier part of the property. Tonight I have to move the kennel that I hang the cages from to that spot and try to get them set up before we leave this weekend. DD16 would be devastated if we lost any rabbits on her watch this weekend...
I did a dumb thing this morning - I set up a creep feeder - basically a cattle panel with part of the metal cut out so that two of the holes make one bigger hole, big enough for babies, but not mommas THEN I shoved the two new baby goats in there. THey went right for the pellets which was great! Then I forgot about them, left and went to the gym, met mom for lunch and was walking around until just awhile ago at the mall trying to find running shoes when I realized I didn't show them how to get OUT.
I threw the human kids in the truck and flew home - the panel is set up at one corner of their lot in full sun, no water in there (they all use one big trough together, adults and kids so they don't need water in there) and I was SURE I was going to find the same scenario as you did when I drove up. TOld my oldest to get ready to help me hose off baby goats and get a bucket of ice.
No worries - these little guys have brains thank goodness and figured out how to get out. They were all laying out in a big goat pile with the others out in the shade like nothing happened. WHEW!