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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Adorable Baby Bunny Gets a Second Chance at Life After He Was Attacked by Another Bigger Rabbit

An adorable baby bunny is as happy as can be as he gets a second chance at life when his owners decided not to put him down after he was hurt by another rabbit.

A farmer at Overlook Acres discovered the bunny, who has since been named Wheels, in a barn 'stiff and half frozen', according to a Facebook post.  

The bunny is unable to use its rear legs and instead of being put down, his owners decided to give him some wheels.

They bought him a $1 miniature skateboard and attached it to his legs in order to help him move around. 

Luckily the rabbit really took to its new attachment and loves zipping around with its friends.

The video begins with one of the owners laying on the floor as the bunny wheels over to him and starts to lick his face.

As the owner slides his hand across the floor, the tiny, white puffball chases after it, moving pretty quick for an injured bunny.

One of the owners said '”With dragging his legs, he's faster than all the other rabbits.”

As the baby bunny continues to explore his surroundings, he wanders over to another person in the video, who reaches down to give him a tickle behind the ears.

Overlook Acres has lost several bunnies out of the six litters that were born to the frigid temperatures of upstate New York.

One night Wheels wandered out of his nest and was attacked by a bigger bunny, who injured him so bad he was unable to move his back legs.

A farmer discovered wheels and within a few days nursed him back to health.

His owners figured out that he was paralyzed from his belly down, and normally they would put animals down in these situations, but Wheels 'managed to still pull himself around the floor and was moving faster than the other babies'. 

They then bought the little skateboard toy at the dollar store and manufactured a mini wheelchair body for the little guy.

Wheels has since been dubbed 'the little bunny that wouldn't give up'. 

And after getting more than 22 million views on his video, the farm decided to turn Wheels' story into an illustrated children's book.

The farm has created a Kickstarter page.










Wheels was given a second chance at life when his owners bought him a $1 miniature skateboard and attached it to his legs so that he could still move around.




Kisses for you: Wheels, the little bunny that could, gives his owner a kiss as he gets used to his new skateboard wheelchair.




Wheels has been moving around and exploring his new environment. And he is also pretty fast as he zips around with his friends.




Wheels has since been dubbed 'the little bunny that wouldn't give up' and the farm is trying to turn his story into a children's book.




Overlook Acres has decided to turn Wheels' story into an illustrated children's book. The farm recently posted different illustrations of Wheels by illustrators on their Facebook page, such as the one pictured.



The farm has also created a Kickstarter page that has raised more than $1,700 that will go toward publishing Wheels' story. Pictured is another illustration for the book by Holly Skalski. 




As Wheels' video has touched millions of hearts, the farm is hoping that the children's book will to. As seen from the video, an illustration (pictured) of Wheels and his owner by Greg Panneitz.


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