What kind of Mama bunny is this!

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  1. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought her at an auction and 5 hrs later she had a litter![​IMG][​IMG]Thanks for looking=)
     
  2. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know much about rabbits, but she sure is pretty! [​IMG]
     
  3. debilorrah

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    Keep your eye on her. Many rabbits are not good mamas and if she is mad or frustrated she may eat them.
     
  4. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She actually did very well considering she had no time to make a nest. They are a little over 2 weeks and doing great [​IMG] She birthed 10 but only 5 survived though [​IMG] 3 were very small and had twisted back legs. 2 were born dead we tried to revive them but they never tried to breathe?! Do you know what breed she is?
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  5. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! She is very sweet [​IMG]
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  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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    Pics are misleading. I would offer to say she is a rex, but I would need to know her weight. Losing kits is common, don't beat yourself up. If she starts thumping her back legs alot that means she is mad or irritated and I would remove the kits. If she is calm, you can leave them with her. Kits only feed 1-2 times a day, by the way.
     
  7. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

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    Pics are misleading. I would offer to say she is a rex, but I would need to know her weight. Losing kits is common, don't beat yourself up. If she starts thumping her back legs alot that means she is mad or irritated and I would remove the kits. If she is calm, you can leave them with her. Kits only feed 1-2 times a day, by the way.

    She looks crossbreed to me. Her fur doesn't look short enough to be rex.
     
  8. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats - you got a deal [​IMG] I can tell you what breeds she isn't but not sure she is purebred? White skinned babies should be white like her if they have black skin that should turn brown or could go black. Looks like she is being a good mom -some eat first litter or don't know what to do with new babies. It doesn't look like she made a nest for them -ie pulled some of her hair out for a nest.
    She would like a nesting box for them and her - plywood sides and top with a hole in front large enough for mom to go out easily. Cardboard box with entry hole for her will work temp but, she may eat it. Maybe put in some straw for bedding - pine shavings by babies is not good for them to breath until much larger. Hope this helps and Good Luck
     
  9. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I was thinking 'Mutt" but probably a rex mix? she's kinda big probably 6 lb
    Quote:Pics are misleading. I would offer to say she is a rex, but I would need to know her weight. Losing kits is common, don't beat yourself up. If she starts thumping her back legs alot that means she is mad or irritated and I would remove the kits. If she is calm, you can leave them with her. Kits only feed 1-2 times a day, by the way.

    She looks crossbreed to me. Her fur doesn't look short enough to be rex.
     
  10. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no idea they only fed 1-2 times a day till I noticed and they seemed to be fine and growing [​IMG] I thought she was a bad Mama! =P
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    Pics are misleading. I would offer to say she is a rex, but I would need to know her weight. Losing kits is common, don't beat yourself up. If she starts thumping her back legs alot that means she is mad or irritated and I would remove the kits. If she is calm, you can leave them with her. Kits only feed 1-2 times a day, by the way.
     

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