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I just bought a 4 week old baby bunny from a friend. The bunny has been with its mother full time up until I bought him earlier today. I did som research and I'm worried that something seriously wrong could happen to my bunny. Please give me your advise urgently.

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Alyssa,

4 weeks is WAY too young to be separated from mamma. Pet stores sell a product called KMR - a milk replacement. I'd start there, because you'll probably have to syringe feed him for the next few weeks since he's too young for pellets and hay.

Is he exhibiting any concerning behavior?

Christine

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Christine Whetstone

Expertise

I am not an expert on wild rabbits, only domesticated rabbits. I can answer questions regarding habitats, behavior, diet, health, pairing/bonding - pretty much anything having to do with owning a rabbit.

Experience

I've owned indoor rabbits for the last 10 years. During that time I've gained experience in areas like bonding exercises, understanding behavior, warning signs of sick bunnies, how to handle more serious illnesses (GI stasis, abscesses, eye problems, etc.) and more. It's rare that I come across an inquiry that I do not already know the answer to.

Organizations
House Rabbit Society, supporter of local rabbit rescues

Publications
http://ilovemyhouserabbit.com/

Education/Credentials
Personal experience beats the pants off of a degree, in my opinion.

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