Friday, May 8, 2009

Our New Pets

While David was out working in the backyard, he came across this:

It doesn't look like much, just a small patch of fur and grass clippings, but then, it moved. So upon further inspection, we moved the fur around a bit, and found this:

It's a rabbit nest with three of the tiniest, cutest baby bunnies in it! That is Regan's finger next to them, so you can see how tiny they are. The eyes aren't even open yet.

This is Uncle Matt holding one of the babies, to make sure it was still okay. They hop very well already, and we could tell the mom has been back to check on them and cover them with more fur. I've been researching baby bunnies to make sure we don't need to do anything, but from what I've read, the mom only feeds them once at night, and then she leaves them so as not to attract predators to the nest. Baby bunnies do not do well in captivity, so I'm hoping mom sticks around and takes good care of the triplets! They're too cute, and turning into a great animal science lesson.

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