Peanut or runt?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by shannonanne, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. shannonanne

    shannonanne New Egg

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    Litter of cashmere lops (American fuzzys), 4 days old. One of them is a lot smaller than the others. I don't *think* she's deformed, but it's hard to tell whether or not I'm just being hopeful. When I hold her or pull the fur back in the nest she moves around a lot. Just as much as the others
    Please let me know [​IMG]
     
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    I don't see a peanut. What I do see is a small bun with a full tum, something that is extremely rare in peanuts (most peanuts have such severely deformed digestive systems, they can't eat). It appears that she is feeding and growing at day 4, so it's highly unlikely that she's a peanut (most peanuts die by day 3). There might be something else wrong with her, or she might be perfectly healthy - you'll just have to watch her and see.

    Congrats on your beautiful litter.[​IMG]
     
  3. shannonanne

    shannonanne New Egg

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    Goodness, I hope so! I've gotten way too attached!
     
  4. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    I wouldn't expect it to die, but watch it closely.
     

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