My Californian Rabbit Kindled! - Photo Update!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MissPrissy, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    No photos yet!

    My californian rabbits were bred for me when I got them.

    After 2 weeks we could not feel anything in their bellies.

    So, we waited.

    Ponder was due last Wednesday. We saw blood smears in her cage but never any babies in her nest. After 35 days I am taking the nest box out and will wait 14 days then breed her again.

    Maize was due last friday. Saturday we found a dead bun on the pen not int he nest. She was panting and acting not normal. We gave her ice water and left her be. We check her the next morning and there was nothing. She seemed normal. Sunday afternoon I went out and her nest box was full of fur. We saw something wiggling but left them alone.

    Last night when i was closing up the barn I took a flashlight and peeked into the box. One little naked bunny was wiggling around and sniffing - remember no eyes open yet - it scooted around, found the big nest ball and hair and quick as a wink it wiggled down and disappeared out of sight.

    I have baby californains! These are the first mammals born on my farm!

  2. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    [​IMG] I was wondering if you had any babies yet, congrats!
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    How wonderful!! You must post pics!!
  4. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Oh how cool! Can't wait for pics. I have a big neutered male Californian. He is a big sweetie. Congrats! [​IMG]
  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Songster

    Feb 5, 2008
    I was thinking of you the other day. I knew you had babies soon. If you gently blow on the babies they will jump up and you can count them. They start to do this at about four days old. Its always funny to watch them jump around, they think its momma.
  6. penelope77

    penelope77 Songster

    May 6, 2008
    northeast oklahoma
    congrats! how exciting! i'm a little jealous though. i haven't had any babies around here in two months! i'm having serious withdraw. you must get some pics as soon as mama will let you.
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    So cool! I am really jealous. Baby rabbies are soooo much fun. You will be cuddling them 24/7 .....

    We are going to do some rabbits next year. I have a neighbor with a nice empty rabbit hutch with 4 cages I need to talk him out of first [​IMG]
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I went out today and 2 of the baby bunnies where out playing.

    I wasn't quick enough with the camera to get better photos.




    Quick as a wink this baby bun was gone back into the nest and out of sight.
  9. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Cute [​IMG]
  10. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    OMG, how cute is that!?!?!

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: