Rabbit kindled--really big litter!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by MiniatureCochin, May 30, 2011.

  1. MiniatureCochin

    MiniatureCochin Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey all,

    I've finally gotten back on the forum, and like a gazillion things have happened.

    most importantly , My rabbit gave birth early yesterday morning [​IMG], to 10 KITS![​IMG]

    she's a fairly small rabbit (5-6lbs) never had a litter this big. I don't have any other does, so I can't foster. But I'd really like to do all I can to keep all 10 kits alive.

    I'm pretty sure she's able to feed 8, so should I take 2 inside and bring them out to nurse off her 2x a day? Am I insane to even consider doing that?


    Thanks!!


    MiniCochin (formerly PuppyBantamCochin)
     
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  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    From what I have read, half and half to her. 5 at once, remove, let her settle for a bit then bring the other 5. What kind of rabbit?

    ETA: No you are not insane. This is YOUR first large litter but certainly not the only large litter. I have French angoras due the middle of June.....
     
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  3. MiniatureCochin

    MiniatureCochin Out Of The Brooder

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    she's a mixbreed, a little of everything. Maybe some lionhead?

    I'm just surprised cuz her previous litters were 7(lost litter) & 6 (2 died b4 2wks).

    She's kinda a highstrung rabbit...I'm worried that moving half the litter out/ invading her nest might stress her?
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:If she is high strung, keep your eye on her. Did she kill the first litter? Rabbits are known for doing that.....
     

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