Rescuing an Orphaned Bunny | Critter Fixers: Country Vets

Rescuing an Orphaned Bunny | Critter Fixers: Country Vets

[phone ringing] Let’s see. Hey, bud! It’s a little, little bunny. See any wounds on it? KIM GUIDRY: It’s got
one little wound. NARRATOR: Kim Guidry
brought in an injured bunny. TERRENCE FERGUSON: Yeah, it’s
got a little blood on the arm right there, see? VERNARD HODGES: Hey,
my furry little friend. Last night, while we were
cleaning up the dinner dishes, my daughter and I
heard a noise outside. And our cat had brought
us a baby bunny. We need to get you
warmed up, though. It’s awful cold. [rabbit squeaking] We’ll get him shaved
up and get him warm. [rabbit squeaking]
get going here, OK? Hey. If you could imagine a
giant coming out of the sky and just grabbing
you and maiming you, that’s kind of how
these guys feel. So they’re traumatized,
they’ve got lacerations, they’re bleeding. You don’t have
the mother’s heat. You don’t have
the mother’s milk. You have a lot to overcome
to get them back to health, but we just got to
work hard together and see if we can make it live. [rabbit squeaking] The biggest thing
is a puncture wound, I want to make sure it’s– it’s right on his arm, but I
don’t think it’s in his chest, though. Poor thing. [rabbit squeaking] OK, it sounds fine there. Maybe it’s superficial. VERNARD HODGES: It
seem to be right superficially on
the muscle there. NARRATOR: This bunny got
away with only a minor wound, but there are other
concerns for the baby. VERNARD HODGES: Oh,
you get my warm gloves? VET TECH: Yeah. VERNARD HODGES: Thank you. [rabbit squeaking] I know! I know! You sound like Ferguson
when he hungry. [rabbit squeaking] TERRENCE FERGUSON
I’m probably worse than that when I’m hungry. VERNARD HODGES: All right, we’re
going to improvise and make you a warm bed right quick. I know, we got to warm you up. No matter what
species as mammals– the babies– they
have to have warmth. Because they cannot
control their body temp, so they need a source of heat. Once the temperature
gets to a certain level and drops a few degrees,
they absolutely will not eat. Hey! [rabbit squeaking] You at natural at this
thing, look at that. That’s what it was howling for! Ah, get your blood sugar up. A little more! Oh! VERNARD HODGES:
Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. Teamwork make the what? Dream work. All right! All right. Was able to get it to drink,
got his blood sugar up. OK. There is a superficial
wound, but we cleaned it, and then we [inaudible] back. You know the hardest part? Taking care of it. My daughter and I
are going to feed her till she gets a little bigger. My daughter’s like, I think
this is a gift from God. I’ve always wanted to
hold a little baby bunny. So feel the gloves? See how they warm? You can heat these
up, it’ll eat. All right? – Thank you so much.
– No problem. Thank you so much. You take care.

32 Comments on “Rescuing an Orphaned Bunny | Critter Fixers: Country Vets”

  1. Awww… sweet little baby. <3 I hope you live a long, happy, and very healthy life, tiny bun! Thank you to everyone who helped this adorable ball of fur. 🙂 You're all wonderful!

  2. Poor little bunny . He is just adorable .the veterinarians are adorable too. Thank you a bunch for saving this little bunny's life and for being so humain !!! 👏👏👏👏😘😘😘❤❤❤❤❤❤❤🐇🐇

  3. Wow, im just objectively saying this, first black male veterinarian ive seen xD
    The world needs more veterinarians <3

  4. An injured baby bunny was brought in to the vet to see what's wrong. What are your thoughts on this bunny's visit with Dr. Hodges?

  5. Oh look, another irresponsible cat owner. Letting their cat roam around and kill everything it sees. If people knew how much damage cats have done to ecosystems, how many animals have driven out of extinction, they would keep them inside.

  6. Hearing the baby bunny cry made me cry but I'm so happy that there are people who care and take action when needed God bless

  7. Poor bunny! It is most assuredly passed away by now. Orphan wildlife, especially young prey species need expert care from trained certified wildlife re-habbers. Even then mortality rates are high. With such a superficial wound, the baby's best bet would to be to be warmed, hydrated and then placed back in the nest. With minimal disturbance, the mother will accept it back. If the baby is cold/hungry/alone at rechecks, (or the nest can't be located), then it's time to find a trained wildlife re-habber! Please people, stop torturing infants because your kid wants to maul/handle a baby bunny!

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