LilyFlower made a very lovely nest for her three kits. Unfortunately two are peanuts. I gave her three of Bane's as fosters as Bane is fostering Whisker's Two.
My heart is broken, Lily died after kindling two more kits (one doa, one live) three days later. Suffered a prolapse.
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This young doe finally kindled today... on the wire as I predicted. Four dead kits, two wet and messy kits that were still moving. Got them cleaned up and then stuck them in with LilyBane's litter to get warmed through. Not sure if I'll rebreed Whisker or not.... She's been a bear to even get bred and kindling on the wire with dead kits ... need to think on it a bit.
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Hailey x BonFire
Bred: April 7
Off to a new home that is rabbit experienced. Three kids, one bunny. Fun times. :)
Five kits born, excellent nest. Lovely tempered young doe. Quite pleased with her at this point. Was surprised at the litter, but it's a good surprise.
Feeling a bit bummed this morning. But thought this might be helpful to others.
BrightSong x BonFire Kit
Bred: Feb 12
Kindled March 15
Litter of six (two DOA, one peanut) all normals appear to be torts or oranges all solids. Small kits as per normal with Song.
Tort? small kit fairly dark in colouration. Turned out to be a smutty fawn.
Singleton left out of a litter of six, a tiny little boy. Momma didn't want him, first foster momma didn't want him, but Daisy took him. He was very cold when I found him after birth... I knew right them he's probably have trouble when he started to eat regular food.
He was smaller than his litter mates, perhaps half their size, but plunky!
He became a roly poly three week old and my hopes were that just maybe he'd be fine. He hit almost four weeks and he started to fail. My heart fell.
I removed him from the litter and put him on a straw bedding (it's a warm bedding when it has leftover fur in it). Solid bottomed cage. He snuggled in quietly and I wondered if he'd fail more quickly. He was so frail and looking poorly.
I've not had much success saving kits with entropathic illness so I wasn't holding out much hope but thought I'd try a treatment protocol that others have had some success with. Chives with plain grass.
I put him on grass and chives only... I figured either he'd die or he'd thrive. and ... HE THROVE!! He was feeling better, eating well, returning to his very sweet nature. He was eating pellets (just a touch) and my grain mix (quite well).
He was doing well enough to come out for pictures and to spend time exploring the world at large, sitting on a fleecy so he wasn't on the wet ground. just a happy little bun. I was starting to think he'd find a special needs home. I was getting ready to put him into a regular cage.
This morning though, I came into the rabbitry, thought he was sleeping until he didn't come to great me. He passed away during the night, looks like he passed away in his sleep.
I am not sure what he died from... his gut issues were over and he was eating well and acting healthy. I don't know if he had something else wrong with him as well that simply wasn't readily apparent. He was proportioned correctly so I don't think he was an odd ball peanut that finally just failed, but his runtiness may have been a sign of something else wrong with him.
i am just so bummed.
Four kits born to this skittish doe... one DOA, but the rest light coloured and wiggly. A great nest from a small doe.
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Rescue Holland Lop off to a new home with a very rabbit experienced young lady.
The bigger of the two lads into a home with a boy about 8 years old. Off Pol and Diablo, a Feb 2 youngster. Later in the evening, the second one left to go to a new home as well.
Bonnet and BonFire's little boy from March 6 into a home with many different pets.
LilyFlower x SparksBranch into a home with a young lady.
This fellow went off to his new home late last night, a surprise for a family of girls well prepared for having a bunny. LilyFlower x SparksBranch
Litter of five that needed some support to get itself right. Two DOA (one peanut one normal) and I found three cold. Plunked fur from mom, got the kits warm using older kits from Bonnet. Now to see if she will raise them. Hopefully all will go well.. time will tell eh? Brightsong said NO to raising them. Ended up with just one kit (a runt). As of April 11 it is struggling.
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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.
For the BEST rabbit forum I've ever found. Go to Rabbittalk.com. Good for the pet rabbit owner as well as the breeder for meat or show.