Meet our new, yet to be named family member, he got dragged in by the cats 2 days ago and he was very limp, but had no visible injuries at the time. We put him in the cat cage, kept him warm, fed and hydrated, and hidden in the locked laundry away from the dang cats.
He has come around very quickly, is now a very bright and active wee thing, I have checked all over for any sign of injury and found none. He even put up with me laying him on his back in my lap so I could sex him and check all limbs and belly for any injuries or signs of pain. He fell asleep upside down on my lap with me rubbing his belly, so cute!!
I don't know how old he is, I would hazard a guess he isn't much older than weaning age, his coat is extremely soft, claws very very sharp, and teeth not very long yet, you can see in the photo further down his size compared to my hand.
For a wild baby rabbit, he is very very cuddly, very content to just sit on your arm or in your neck. He also licks your skin like crazy-but not when he first meets you, he hasn't offered to bite yet.
I'm going into the vets tomorrow morning to get him some small rabbit pellets, we haven't had a rabbit for a while, and our guinea pigs pellets are quite large and I'm not comfortable feeding pellets that are bigger than his mouth and nose
plus I would prefer rabbit pellets, not guinea pig pellets.
He won't be housed with the guinea pigs, ever. He will have his own hutch, provided of course he continues to live. Our guinea pigs are fully grown boars that have been together since birth, so little mr rabbit can just stay out of that one.
I want to call him Noel (or Eve if it turns out that my vet nurse sexing skills aren't up to scratch
), but all these different names are floating around in our family debate, so I'm not sure what his name will end up being.
Either way I want it to be something Christmas related without calling him Christmas Tree. We shall see if I win that battle or not.
I had Casey take some photos with the little guy in the palm of my hand, this is the only photo that come out clear, I'll have to take some more tomorrow and show you all how incredibly cute he looks sleeping on his back all curled up in my lap. P1050689.jpg