All these girls (born to Kettle and Daisy on May 26, 2014) and their moms (pictured below) are off to new homes. They are heading off to a petting zoo in the Brampton area.
This young lad (biscuit x biscotti, Apr 20) left as well. :) He is going to become the companion to a lonely wallaby baby. Apparently rabbits make excellent companions for them. :)
and look what I got to meet and hold briefly! YES!!!! it's a joey. It was abandoned by it's mom. In about 5 months it will run with a small kangeroo herd, in the meantime they ship in Kangeroo milk from Australia for it. It was very sweet. It's name is Geri.
These two girls off Biscuit x Biscotti born on April 20 went to a breeder home yesterday. I had thought to hold the one back, but decided that four meat does was sufficient.
These bunch went off to a young rabbit breeder. Raises commercial breeds.
To a pet home with lots of children. A daughter from Triscuit.
Jake from Corbin and Peach went to a breeder home.
Harley Quinn from Peach and Corbin went to a pet home.
And these four kits were called into the pet store.
I am very sad to have to tell you that my Biscuit is no longer with us.
Let me speak to you a bit about my girl Biscuit.
She was a rabbit if she had belonged to anyone else I would have said.. cull her. Don't keep temperamental rabbits, they aren't worth it.
And here I was, a lady who breeds for good tempered rabbits, with one that needed minding when dealing with her.
An excellent momma rabbit, she was very watchful over her kits. I built this cage just for her you know. She disliked other rabbits with a fierce intensity and for the first two years of her being a mom, I needed to remove her kits from her when they were five weeks old as she simply wanted them gone and she wanted to be bred again. No messing around... GET THEM OUT.
After I built this cage for her she mellowed.
She had lots of room.
She had no other rabbits around.
She was queen of her castle and she was happy.
She liked me.
She liked my boy.
She had an appreciation for my hubby.
She was my dearly appreciated watchbunny and she will be sorely missed.
I need to find me a good a strong prickly lettuce plant to put over her burial site. My, but she loved prickly lettuce. almost as much as grain.
Biscuit developed what I believe to be cancer. She had two lumps on her chest that grew. They gave no indication of being abscesses. She was losing weight and just generally a grumpy lass lately. Over the past week the smaller lump grew, the larger lump was sloughing off tissue and she was just looking poorly. She normally ran 11-12 lbs and at time of death was 8 lbs. She was clearly not well.
She no longer suffers and this is good.
One from Biscuit, the other from Triscuit, both off Tommy Tit (flemish).
Nice young buns, going to the home of a responsible young girl.
Also sold all of our mouse growers. WOOT WOOT! We can now afford to purchase rat chow for the mice, they'll grow better and do better now. :)
Came home tonight to five kits from Biscuit. :)
They will be chestnut and red I think, though white is a possibility as well.
Watch Me Grow
Excellent brood doe, nice temperament, just a solid quiet die.
Doe who recently died. In poor health, but still cared for her kits until I took them away. Now deceased.
Her Kits - fostered with Marie's kits over to Biscuit
Was fostering Biscuits kits instead. Has successfully fostered in the past.
Her four kits - now deceased....
My temperamental doe who doesn't much like other rabbits.
Raising eight holland lop kits. Last night was VERY cold out and she covered them up even more. Those kits were all extremely well fed this morning and then again this evening. I am so happy with my Biscuit. I'm very disappointed that I lost her kits as I had a fellow wanting to buy three of them but what can you do? He'll have to wait now.
I am currently rather displeased with Logos.... I fostered Biscuits kits to her and she seemed fine with them. Was in and out of the box, sniffed them, let them be. overnight she decided to tear the nestbox apart and so all four of Biscuits kits up and froze to death. She did an extremely thorough job on tearing the box apart.
This was my first failure in 9 years of raising rabbits with a foster situation.
My mom-in-law asked... why didn't you just foster the wee ones from the sick doe over to Biscuit and leave the four of hers there too?
1. Biscuits kits were three times the size
2. mixing weak kits with strong generally not a good idea
3. Biscuit can raise eight, she can't raise 12 (I've tried and it just doesn't work for her).
4. I've never had a problem fostering before why would I expect I would this time?
My first failure in fostering kits EVER. Miss Logos has one strike on her now and won't (if can ever be prevented) be used as a foster doe again. I knew she couldn't be trusted with older kits, but she's fostered wee babies in her past litter so....Anyways, that's one tear I won't be letting her go on again.
I have been breeding rabbits for a quite a few years. I thoroughly enjoy them as animals and think they make great pets. I also like to take some of them to rabbit shows to see how they measure up to the standards.