How to Protect a Domestic Rabbit Nest? At BackyardBunnyNews, we help people who want to raise rabbits and bunnies by collating information about the hare-raising experience. To protect the nest, you can call a wildlife expert. The Humane Society of the United States has a directory of wildlife experts by state. If you find a nest, remove your pet from the area. Leaving the nest unattended can encourage your pet to come back and harm the young. You may also want to put some type of trap around the nest to discourage predators.