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Californian babies (updated)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by BCBunnies, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. BCBunnies

    BCBunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woke up this morning and heard the outside cat meowing because something got into her food last night and she was hungry. Well I head to the back room where the feed is stored as well as the room with the buns and what did I see....

    I saw something squirming and pink in Mama rabbit's cage. [​IMG]

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    I let her and the buck out in the living room for about 20 minutes while I got cages ready for them the very day I bought them, and he only popped her once before I put them in their separate cages. One time was sure enough. LOL So we have 3 cute pink Californian buns (so far only 3) all fat and happy and snuggled in to the nest box. She gave no indication that she was making a nest I even palpated her and couldn't feel any lumps. So as I gave her a treat of a couple of cheerios I shook my finger at her and told her it wasn't nice to hide things like that from us. But I'm so glad she is being such a good mommy.

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    Relaxing after all that hard work.
     
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  2. GoldenSparrow

    GoldenSparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wait, did you know she was going to have them. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] Big Congrats [​IMG]
     
  3. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whoopsy... oh well, they are sure cute though... even if they are naked. [​IMG] So apparently they don't *lie about bunnies being prolific.

    *typo
     
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  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You crack me up. If the buck grunts and falls off, the deed is done. Ain't no turnin back! I love Californians. They are sooo pretty! Congrats!
     
  5. ChickiePieGirl

    ChickiePieGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    You said you only left them for 20 minutes....but you know what they say about rabbits....
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:20 minutes, I am surprised there aren't 17 kits! It only takes a buck 30 seconds.
     
  7. BCBunnies

    BCBunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No had no idea as she has been responsive to mating attempts with my other buck. [​IMG] Guess she likes the boys? And really didn't figure he'd be fertile his first breeding as he was only 4 1/2 months old and never been tried. But worked out perfect since we don't have the buck anymore and I would love to keep a doe or 3 if they all are... [​IMG] Just don't tell Kevin I want to keep them.

    Thank you for all the congrats as well we are excited to be raising our first litter of registerable kits this time. [​IMG] May wind up keeping them for a bit longer to show them too. [​IMG]

    Also update she only had three and that's fine she had just weaned a litter shortly before I bought her a month ago but she kept good condition in fact she's a little on the hefty side even now. Someone might go on a diet if feeding these guys doesn't trim her down.
     
  8. BCBunnies

    BCBunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bad news we lost one bun as thee mama rabbit doesn't have any milk for the kits. [​IMG] Flipped her over for the remaining two kits and they would latch on try to nurse then get frustrated and look for another nipple no change in the fullness of their bellies. Since I was in a pinch to get something in them asap I grabbed an eye dropper and mixed up some milk replacer I had for the goats. Doing research now to see what else I can do for hhand raising such young babies. I'm also trying them back in with their mom in hopes that she will get her supply in to be able to nurse the babies herself as I know that would be better for them. For now they have full tummies and are content to be nice and warm tucked into my shirt. They took to the eyedropper willingly one even biting the tip of the dropper it was so hungry.
     
  9. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. BCBunnies

    BCBunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the heads up I saw that but missed the link previously. I tried to feed a little more with the smaller eye dropper when my fiancee got home from getting it and they ate better with it since they can fit it in their mouths. Both were chomping down on it readily and got about 2 mls each the second feeding and look nice and round now snuggled back down into my pocket. Crossing my fingers that these little guys will make it. Have updated pics with full tummies though they don't look as full as they actually are both little piggies ate between 3-4 mls each.

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