First, get the baby rabbit contained
To keep the baby rabbit safe while you figure out how to help it, put it in a small cardboard box with a soft towel or t-shirt. Even on a warm day babies can get cold, so give it a heat source:
- a clean sock filled with dry, uncooked rice, and microwaved for one minute
- a plastic bottle from the recycling bin filled with hot tap water
- an electric heating pad set to “LOW” and placed under half of the box.
Do not give it any food or water – right now keeping it warm, dark, and quiet is more important.
If you try to contain the baby but it runs very fast and is hard to catch, leave it alone (but keep an eye on it!) and keep reading. It might be a normal situation.