These little ones were the sweetest things ever, taken in at only a few days old. Their nest was accidentally destroyed and after covering it back the best we could, the mama didn't return to feed the next night or day.
They seemed to do well for several days. We kept them warm, fed them KMR with probiotics, then later introduced them to alfalfa pellets, timothy hay, clover, and water.
This little one had cataracts when its eyes opened.
Sadly, despite our best efforts and consulting with two vets about them, they didn't make it past a few weeks. I researched and read so much about taking care of these babies, but from all I'd read, the odds were against them since they were so young.
I was heartbroken about them, but know I did all I could. Taking care of and feeding them for so long each day made me slow down and just enjoy God's creations... even the small ones!
They were little miracles for a time.
We still see wild cottontails that come to visit near our front porch every day...
...a chipmunk, too!