Baby Bunny advice? Fostering?

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  1. UnlabeledMama

    UnlabeledMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had one experienced doe kindle 2 kits on 10/16/13 and a first time mom kindle 7 kits on 10/17/13.

    The first time mom lost one on our first frost night so we are down to six for her. They all look good, but there is a bit of disparity in sizes. Two are are smaller then the others. They still have little round bellies so they are eating, I just think the others are getting the majority of the milk.

    My children have been handling the 2 kits of the experienced doe because she is very calm and doesn't mind them in the cage. We also have someone interested in buying one as a pet. Unfortunately, (and yes, it is being dealt with) my son was too rough with one yesterday and I found it dead this morning.

    That only leaves one in her litter. Do you think it is too late to foster one or two of the first time mom's with her? If it would be fine should I foster the two biggest or the two smallest? The remaining kit is a cute, fat little thing! The biggest would be closer to it's size, but maybe the smallest need better attention? Thank you so much for any help!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Private message bunnylady for advice on fostering. She is very experienced at raising rabbits.
     
  3. aprille218

    aprille218 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Foster away. I mixed up litters all the time when I was actively raising rabbits. Just be sure you mark who the imposters are :)
     
  4. UnlabeledMama

    UnlabeledMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was supposed to be a chilly night so I dabbed some vanilla on my experienced mom's nose (which she didn't like!) and took the two largest of the new mom's litter and put them with the single kit. They snuggled right up and the mom checked them and sniffed them but seemed fine. That was a few days ago and everyone looks good!
     

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