Eastern cottontail rabbits leave their mothers only two weeks after birth. Commercial breeders of domestic rabbits usually remove the babies from their mothers about four weeks after birth, but the baby rabbits leave the nest by three weeks after birth.Know More
Eastern cottontail rabbits start breeding at around 1 year of age and can have five litters of three to five babies per litter each year. The mother makes a nest and leaves the babies in the nest, visiting only once a day to feed them.
Domestic rabbit breeders usually start breeding does when they are only 4 months old. A domestic doe can produce seven to eight litters per year of eight to 10 babies.Learn more about Rabbits & Hares
People feeding baby rabbits do need to be trained on proper technique and schedule. Many baby rabbits die from inexperienced people trying to feed them and injuring or overfeeding them.Full Answer >
While red pandas are weaned from nursing and begin eating solid food after 5 or 6 months of life, it will typically stay with its mother for a period of about 8 months, though red panda cubs usually stay close to their mothers until a new litter arrives. Female red pandas have a gestation period that averages out to about 135 days, but can actually last anywhere from about 112 to 158 days. Red pandas will reach adult size from its newborn size in about a year, and sexual maturity typically follows about 6 months later.Full Answer >
Different otter species spend different amounts of time living with their mothers after birth. River otters stay with their mothers for about a year, usually long enough for her to become pregnant and deliver a new litter, while sea otter pups can remain dependent on their mothers for a period of five months to a year.Full Answer >
Baby rabbits, also called kittens, can leave their mothers when they are fully weaned, which is about 6 to 8 weeks old. Cottontail rabbit mothers, however, only wean their kittens from 3 to 4 weeks, allowing their young to leave the nest and survive on their own.Full Answer >