Pregnant Doe bleeding for 3 days, no kits.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by LeviHan, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. LeviHan

    LeviHan Out Of The Brooder

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    My doe is pregnant, she's been bleeding for about 3 days now. She made a nest Saturday night. If I'm correct her due date is either today through the 20th, possibly later. I also haven't felt movement that much, just like the last litter, which I wasn't home for the birth of those kits so they all passed away. I want this litter to survive so she's inside right now.
     
  2. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Something is not right here. A rabbit doe usually has a bit of a bloody discharge after kindling, but she doesn't bleed before the kits are due. I don't know if your doe has a stuck kit or just what is going on, but she should not be bleeding.
     
  3. LeviHan

    LeviHan Out Of The Brooder

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    I took her out to exercise yesterday and after she tired out she laid and there was a whole lot of movement and a few kicks from her belly.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    She could be aborting or partially aborting her litter. Like Bunnylady said, it isn't normal for does to bleed before kindling unless something is wrong. Kicks in her stomach area could be some kits still alive, or just normal rolling of the gut--rabbits have very active digestive tracts.

    Is she still bleeding today? If so, taking her to a rabbit-savvy vet might be a good idea. Otherwise, as long as she acts okay, I would wait a few more days before taking action. I've heard some stories of people having rabbits partially abort litters and then later deliver a few healthy kits.
     
  5. LeviHan

    LeviHan Out Of The Brooder

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    She's not bleeding at all. There's definitely more movement. I'm beginning to think the blood I saw was just red urine from the carrots and pumpkin she's eating. The movement is definitely babies.
     

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