Bunny pee has blood?

NatJ

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I DO want them to have babies so that’s not the problem
Why would I separate them?

Here are my answers for why you should separate them now:

she probably is pregnant, although it would have been better for her to grow up a bit more first.

Having the male separate ensures that he will not breed the doe (if she is not pregnant yet), does not trample babies when they are born, and does not rebreed the doe after she gives birth. Yes, a male rabbit can rebreed the doe before you even know the babies have been born, if he is in the same pen with her.

If she isn't pregnant yet, it would be much better for her to stay not-pregnant until she is at least 5 months old. (Larger breeds should be older yet, but Lionheads are usually small, so plan on 5 months minimum before you let them breed.)

It is also best if she has a break after one litter before getting pregnant with another litter-- and that will probably not happen if the buck is in the same pen with her at that time.
 

Jenessa_096

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Here are my answers for why you should separate them now:





If she isn't pregnant yet, it would be much better for her to stay not-pregnant until she is at least 5 months old. (Larger breeds should be older yet, but Lionheads are usually small, so plan on 5 months minimum before you let them breed.)

It is also best if she has a break after one litter before getting pregnant with another litter-- and that will probably not happen if the buck is in the same pen with her at that time.
We probably will separate the buck when we know she’s pregnant for sure in a couple weeks.
 

NatJ

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We probably will separate the buck when we know she’s pregnant for sure in a couple weeks.
In my experience, a doe that is carrying hay around will give birth in just a few days.

Or else she has false pregnancy, in which case she won't breed anyway until after it resolves.

So I would separate them NOW, and leave them separate for at least a week. If she does not give birth in that time, and if you are determined to breed her this young (not recommended), then you could put them back together for another try.

But it would be better for the doe if she breeds at 5 months old and gives birth at 6 months old. NOT this soon!
 

LizzzyJo

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Why would I separate them? Also I don’t know how much she weighs but yes I do want kits.
You should separate them because
1) she's too young for babies. If she and or the kits live through this one you should not put her back with him for a few months.
2) it is 1:1 male:female so he will be on her too much. A large area colony with many more females will help her be less stressed and less territorial. The other way to lower her stress would be to separate them unless breeding.
3) With him around, her being stressed, and her being young she will likely kill all or part of this litter. It doesn't make her a bad mom, she would be trying to save them a horrible (stress) life (instinctual - she obviously isn't having these existential thoughts).

I am not overly concerned about the darkened pee. Put her on dog pee pads under wire and check the color of urine for a while. Also do a quick health check. Record how much she is eating and drinking.
 

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