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Pregnant rabbit questions

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by rabbitchick, May 5, 2016.

  1. rabbitchick

    rabbitchick New Egg

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    Hi! I have a rabbit that was accidentally impregnated by her son. I have a few questions about inbreeding and birth etc.

    1. How will being inbred effect the babies?
    2. What are signs that my rabbit is close to giving birth?(has built a nest, has a huge stomach, and is lying on her side a lot. Eating hasn't decreased.)
    3. She is a smaller rabbit (lionhead and dwarf mix and 2.7lbs) how many babies is average for her to have?
    4. Because I don't know her exact breeding date, I dont know her due date. She built a nest on Sunday, and it is now Thursday. I had assumed she would have given birth yesterday, but no babies. What is her most likely due date?

    Thank you so much for any help! My rabbit has had babies before, but this time it was an accident. Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. floridasummer

    floridasummer Out Of The Brooder

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    Has she lined the neat with fur yet? Fur pulling happens a couple days before giving birth (but sometimes up to 2 weeks before).
     

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