My Rabbit Had 7 Babies Today

Floppy

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 20, 2008
29
1
22
belton
my question is how do i know that the mother is taking care of them? feeding them etc. i havent seen her in the box with them
 

feathersgalore

Songster
11 Years
Sep 4, 2008
339
3
119
Central Ohio
Mommy bunnies only visit the nestbox once or twice a day. Take the babies out and look at their stomachs. If they have fat little bellies, she is doing her job. We do a nestbox check once a day from the time they are born. Make sure your hands are clean and pat Mommy first (this gets her scent on you and keeps the babies calm). Enjoy!
 

BantyHugger

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
1,011
5
171
Ponder
She'll do it at night since their pretty nocturnal. I guess if they don't die she's taking care of them. I know thats not really helpful but rabbits do most of the work with their babies.
 

whitecra

Songster
11 Years
Mar 12, 2008
1,006
3
181
Oklahoma
I know some rabbits will kill their babies if you handle them. One of ours did that we had when I was a kid.
Chris
 

Floppy

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 20, 2008
29
1
22
belton
Thank yall! just keeping my fingers crossed shes a good mom, ill try to get pics after a few days
 

luvzmybabz

Songster
12 Years
Oct 11, 2007
657
2
151
Babies that are getting enough to eat will be quiet and sleep a lot if they are really load and moving around a lot I would check their bellys. I have a doe that takes great care of her babies thank goodness. She is due in 21/2 weeks.
 

Floppy

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 20, 2008
29
1
22
belton
when i went to check on the babies this morning she had them all burried in the pineshaving bedding is this normal?
 

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