To Protect the Baby Rabbit
To Help the Mommy Rabbit
Your rabbit’s eyes stay close for a reason, so it’s best to let Nature take its course. Forcing those peepers open before they’re fully developed can have negative consequences, such as the destruction of the facial nerves, trauma to the eyelids or the eyes themselves.
If it’s been over 12 days and your pet’s eyes remain closed, you can consult a rabbit-savvy vet to air your concern. You may be asked to wait 2-3 days more and then bring your bunny for a check-up if those peepers still don’t open.