How do I move baby rabbits out of my deck planters safely?

Phil Veneziano
by Phil Veneziano
Sone baby rabbits have taken residence in my flower planters on my back deck. I would like to move them out but don’t want to harm them or put them in danger?

  6 answers
  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 01, 2018

    Leave them alone. If you move them, their Mom won't know where they are. They will be on their own shortly.

  • Ken Ken on May 01, 2018

    Allow nature to take it's course. The rabbits will move out on their own after they are weaned. If you move them you will put them in harm's way.

    Why not enjoy a wonderful gift that nature has afforded you? It will not be around long.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on May 01, 2018

    Depending on the age, (if their eyes are open) you can safely relocate them without doing much harm. Remembering that rabbit moms are one of the least maternal of mammals, don't move them far! I would use a low sided box and transfer them, nest and all, to a relatively secluded place not far away (at first). Use gloves if you want, but they aren't necessary. If you want them relocated more than a few feet, do it in steps. Momma rabbits visit their pups twice a day. Make sure they're reasonably insulated and they should do just fine.

  • Wally seeley Wally seeley on May 01, 2018

    leave them alone until they leave the nest other wise you leave them open to danger

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 01, 2018

    you cannot remove them.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on May 01, 2018

    Leave them alone. They will be gone very quickly. The mother may move them as she has been seen. DONT TOUCH!