Rabbits!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by PoultryPower, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. They're sooo cute!

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  2. They're friendly!

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  3. They're entertaining!

    40 vote(s)
    21.2%
  4. They've cast me under their fluffy spell!

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  1. ShadyGroveFarm1

    ShadyGroveFarm1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they neutered?, if not then my suggestion would be to separate them. Even if they look like they get along, they might not one day, and if worst comes to worse one of them could get castrated or even get killed
     
  2. sweetheart84

    sweetheart84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He doesn't sllep in his food dish all the time. But he is grown fast so in couple weeks he won't fit in it
     
  3. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both full grown adults 1 year & 2 months old never ever had them fight once not even an aggressive scratch.They have nothing to fight over no lady rabbits are around to tease them.No they are not neutered.I am going to move them in a bigger hutch as soon as I can.

    Okay that's good. :)
     
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  4. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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  5. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone have experience with weird overdue growth spurts? I have 2 does, ages 4.5 yrs and 3 yrs. They were sold to me as dwarves and have always been quite small-boned and light. But recently oh my! they have at least doubled in size and are absolutely enormous!! I thought it might be phantom pregnancies, but that surely doesn't account for a massive weight gain and overall growth? Might you be able to help me? @Bunnylady @BunnyLover44
     
  6. BunnyLover44

    BunnyLover44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you maybe overfeed them that would account to the largness of them?? But this is just an idea of why, I have no absolute answer.
     
  7. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was away for a few weeks in December and they were in a much smaller enclosure, which probably decreased their activity, but they have the backyard to themselves again now with the same rations they always have. They're just bigger. At least 40% longer than a few weeks ago, and their heads have grown too. They remind me of Flemish Giants now. I could post pics...
     
  8. BunnyLover44

    BunnyLover44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh wow, well it could be possible of a late growth spirts, like humans sometimes have, it isn't impossible.
     
  9. Nutcase

    Nutcase Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose so, but it's odd. Especially since my 4,5 yr old buck is the same size as always.
     
  10. Bunnylady

    Bunnylady POOF Goes the Pooka

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    Does typically start to decrease in production at around 3 years of age. A lot of does don't live to be 4 1/2, most that do are effectively sterile (kind of like rabbit menopause). This isn't just a late growth spurt, it's like a person in their 50's or 60's suddenly growing several inches. [​IMG]
     

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