Each time I make one of these posts, it blows my mind how much Picket has changed since the last time I posted. Even from day to day, the amount she has grown is noticeable.
Picket is now roughly 6 weeks old. While she is still drinking goats milk three times a day, she has also been eating solid foods and making the transition really well. She gets a mixture of hay (mostly orchard and timothy) and rabbit blend (which has dehydrated fruits and pellets in it) as well as fresh veggies that I cut up for her. So far, she loves broccoli, grape tomatoes and watermelon rind the best. We've also been giving her fresh sage from the back yard, as we know it does not have any chemicals on it.
|Picket enjoying her milk breakfast first thing in the morning|
|Picket's nose in the process of healing|
|Getting kisses. Nose healed but with a scare.|
However, she dislikes when I close the window blinds to keep her from the window during the hottest part of the day. Our window faces the sun during those times and we noticed she got extremely hot in the window. So, no more window time during 1pm-4pm.
However, the more time goes on, the more it's looking like a release is not going to happen. We were told that hares were unsocial, that they wouldn't bond with humans and that she would not want to be touched, held, ect. Basically, we were told she would be a big butthead. The opposite seems to be true. Maybe it's because she was so young when I found her in the road that day, or maybe she's just an expection to the rule, but Picket shows no sign of wanting to be in the wild.
I've been asked by many people if we are planning on keeping her and my answer is that's up to Picket and what she wants. For now, she seems to be very happy where she's at and she can stay as long as she wants.