The baby rabbits opened their eyes a couple days ago; this normally happens ten days after being born. When the kits start to open their eyes I check each baby rabbit to make sure both eyes have opened. Any closed gooey eyes could indicate nest box eye infections which is something that I have encountered once before. Keeping the nest box clean can help prevent eye infections. I usually clean the nest box a couple days before the babies open their eyes and I avoid using nesting materials that are dusty. If there any signs of eye infection I treat the kit right away by cleaning the crusty or sticky discharge from the eyes with warm water and a soft cloth and then gently opening the eye. I repeat this several times a day until the eye is free of discharge for 24 hours. I have also used an over the counter conjunctivitis (pink eye) eye drop with some success. Any eye infections that are left untreated can lead to blindness but if the infection is treated promptly it usually clears up on it’s own.
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