Here is an example of why you don't leave bunnies alone...
I went out for a day, I was gone for 14-15 hours on Saturday... when I came
home, my bunnies had tipped over their water bowl and hence had nothing to
drink... oh, they were also wet because they decided it would be fun to play
in the water they had tipped up. However, if I had stayed away overnight, as
would have been sensible (for me, if not for them) they would have gone from
having fun, to be dehydrated and getting really sick... this is why you do
not leave bunnies alone overnight... and no, this is not a big deal about
Carrie Twilight and Venus
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> > I seem to stir up controversy. Oh well. I still feel I should ask
> > This summer we went to stay out in the wilderness on a friends property.
> > spent the time crabbing, digging for clams and gooey ducks, etc. We had
> > home for Pokey our Jack Russel, but not one for Max... so we figured...
> > could it hurt? We left him with plenty of food (keep in mind that at
> > time I was only feeding him pellets) water and a clean cage. How long
> > reasonable for a rabbit to be left alone? I wasnt worried about him
> > overeating because he has a light appetite. Still does. But was that a
> > mistake? Should I have gone out of my way and left him at the vets in
> > pet carrier, or was he just fine in his cage for a few days? Thoughts?
> My rabbits will consume 8 (fluid) ounces (aka 1 standard cup) of water in
> than one day - and that's what their water dishes hold. 24 hours is
> the limit.
> It seems that your stay was more than one day. That's too long.