R Scott wrote:Wild rabbits will DIG. Domestic will eventually but wild rabbits will dig almost immediately. You need to put a floor in the tractor--one that the holes are small enough to not let the rabbit out but big enough to let the grass up through it.
Ben Stallings wrote: Is there a downside to this idea that I'm missing? ...clearly there's a downside for the rabbits.)
Abe Connally wrote:would the injured cottontail be set free once it has healed?
Thea Olsen wrote:No wildlife rescue is going to let you adopt a wild rabbit. That's not what they do. You'd probably need a permit to keep wild animals, even if they can't be released. Wildlife rescues release the animals that can be released. If their injuries make release impossible, they often keep them to use in education programs. Wild rabbits don't generally survive in captivity. My husband (who used to work for a wildlife rehab center) said that where he worked, wild cottontails with irrecoverable injuries are euthanized.