My Rabbit Had 7 Babies Today

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Floppy, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. Floppy

    Floppy Out Of The Brooder

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    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
     
  2. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  3. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    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.
     
  4. whitecra

    whitecra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    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
     
  5. Floppy

    Floppy Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank yall! just keeping my fingers crossed shes a good mom, ill try to get pics after a few days
    [​IMG]
     
  6. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Floppy

    Floppy Out Of The Brooder

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    my babbies r still alive [​IMG]
     
  8. Floppy

    Floppy Out Of The Brooder

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    when i went to check on the babies this morning she had them all burried in the pineshaving bedding is this normal?
     
  9. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new bunnies, please post some pics [​IMG]
     
  10. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She probably didn't bury them, they did. Even at this age, they can move around (wiggle).
     

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