Bunny nest for Quail

Ruskin_Roost

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My bunny Murphy has been enamoured with our 8 quail chicks!

Today, Murphy decided to build the quail a nest.

She spent 3 hours digging out her hay from her litter-box (fresh), and bringing it to her blanket (where we have quail visits) to build a nest (which is still in construction).

It is hilarious and I thought the BYC community would like it!

-Michelle
 

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NatJ

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If she's doing all that for the quail, I agree it's pretty cute! I'm always impressed that a rabbit's little mouth can stretch to carry such a large amount of hay!

But I wonder--she couldn't be pregnant herself, could she?
 

Ruskin_Roost

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Apr 29, 2020
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If she's doing all that for the quail, I agree it's pretty cute! I'm always impressed that a rabbit's little mouth can stretch to carry such a large amount of hay!

But I wonder--she couldn't be pregnant herself, could she?
I adopted Murphy from an Old Folk’s home where she was solitary in her hutch and never let out for three years. I have had her for two years. I don’t know if she has been spayed, but I do know she has never encountered another bunny! She loves free-roaming in our house and visits the chicks multiple times a day. She often puts her nose through the bars and sniffs away! She also sleeps on the carpet right in front of the brooder when I am not in the room. They are in her old cage, which she was raised by her first family in, until she was a year old and given to the Old Folks Home! She is so smart, curious, and loves to cuddle, play and explore. I showed her each new chick as they left the incubator and went into the brooder. Yesterday was my first day back to teaching in the classroom, the first full day I have been away from her and the chicks, so I really do think she is making the nest for them!
 

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