Question by  Timmmy (23)

How do you determine the age of a baby cottontail rabbit?

I have a rabbit and want to know its age.


Answer by  Sasha231 (11)

A young rabbit's age can best be determined by the lenth of its hind legs and ears. This method only works until about 3 months of age. It is impossible to accurately determine a rabbit's age. Only a post mortum reveals the age by weighing the eye lense.


Answer by  Princessteagy (62)

Cottontail rabbits are a little difficult to determine age. Some key factors to look at are at age 5-7 days babies will open there eyes. At 14 days old baby cottontails will begin to move around and explore their surrounding. and at 16 days they are on their own.


Answer by  candllewax (24)

Baby rabbits open their eyes at about 2 weeks of age and start to explore, learn to hop around. If when it hops, it has a little trouble and somewhat walks, it is around 2-3 weeks old. If it hops like a grownup, it is older.

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