My Rabbit Mama died and babies are just 3 weeks old

My Rabbit Mama gave me 8 beautiful babies on my Birthday. They are developing really well, they're happy and pretty active, and also very tame. They started jumping out of the box nibbling grass and pellets already, running and jumping around.I have 3 more adult females in the cage(a mother and 3 daughters). All 4 girls grew up together and get along very well. They also accepted the little babies, protecting and grooming them.

Today I found the new Mama dead (Bloating probably?).The babies are just 3 weeks old. Will they survive? Will I need to bottle feed them? If so, what kind of milk should I feed them?

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Aug 15, 2015
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by: Donald

If they are eating hay and nibbling on pellets they should be fine. A rabbit's milk is very rich and cows milk will not work as a substitute. It is very difficult to help baby rabbits survive if they still require their mother's milk, but since they are already eating hay and pellets they should not need anything else.

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