First of all, the nesting box must be prepared when the mother rabbitis delivery date draws near. Be sure that it measures 12 by 14 to make sure that the baby bunny rabbit and its mother are both comfortable. Second, mother doe must be provided with an additional amount of food such as healthy vegetable, fruits and even pellets which are all essential parts of her diet.
Although litters can bunch themselves together to make them warm and safe, you still have to make sure that their room is sufficiently warm for all of them. Thus a 70 degrees temperature is good. Likewise, you will know once mother rabbit is feeding her baby bunny rabbit when you hear no noise from the nest. This can usually occur within 24 to 48 hours after delivery. But when you hear a kitten-like noise from the box, it could be the signal for you to feed them with the formula.
To feed the litters accurately, you can provide an oral syringe which is widely available in pet stores, pharmacies or drugstores in your area. Properly mix a small amount of formula since a baby bunny rabbit does not consume so much. Avoid using any type of eye dropper. They might have bigger hole in them which can mean higher amount of milk swallowed that can go straight to their lungs and might cause respiratory blockage or pneumonia.
To come up with a proper diet for the newborn rabbits, you can make use of formula replacer to feed the litters. Right after feeding them, the baby rabbits face and bottom should be cleaned too as a part of rabbit care. Once you notice a few changes in the urine color of your baby bunny rabbit, call a veterinarian to prevent any serious health trouble. Carefully check them for any dehydration with Pedialyte as a top fluid replacement. Never feed them with cows milk or any fruit juice as they can pose a risk to your pet.