April 17 kit off BrightSong x SparksBranch. She's a firecracker girlie moving into a family home.
Pol's April 16 doeling into an single adult home. Off Diablo.
Hailey's Black bomb of a lad into a new home.
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.
BrightSong had me fooled, she did no nestbox prep this time around so I thought no babies...so I let her say hi to one of my bucks today, and she bossed him around a bit which is TOTALLY out of character so I put her back in her area, and 1/2 hour later she was nest building. Did the buck remind her of her duties? I dunno.. all I know I have five babies in a really nicely made nest.
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The folks who took this lad home made my heart smile this morning. They apparently had been watching my website for a while and just loved this little boy.
These two girlies went to a new home this morning. No bunnies available at the Market, so the fellow came here to get a couple.
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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Song made a poor nest but had three lovely kits and one peanut. This afternoon she decided to completely tear her nest apart. The peanut disappeared (suspect eaten), lost one and two were VERY cold but I got them warmed up nicely. They are now fostered to Pol.
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Quickly changing weather patterns can wreak havoc on bunnies, so I chose to send all my young rabbits to the pet store on Monday. I wanted them into a brick and mortar building with a more consistent temperature.
LilyFlower x SparksBranch, born Nov 15. Nice young boys. Both are tort otters.
This young tort from BrightSong and BonFire from Nov.11, 2017 was a sweet boy.
Bonnet's four boys from Bonfire (nov 29) were as cute as a wink, and should find new homes quickly.
Picked up while I was at a family dinner in Drayton SunShine is off to a home in Mississauga. Hopefully she wil have a good life there and enjoy her life with a teenage boy. SunnyRock x BonFire. kindled: around Nov. 15/16
Q-ball, brother to SunShine above is off to a new home in London. He's a sweet boy who should make a good pet for his new family. SunnyRock x BonFire. kindled: around Nov. 15/16
BrightSong's boy out of BonFire went off to his new home in London tonight. A bright eager young couple were looking for a companion for their current rabbit. Born on November 11.
Well, guess who surprised me this morning with a litter? Gave her a box just in case she was going to surprise me but I wasn't expecting a thing as she showed ZERO signs of impending delivery and was a reluctant breeder with my Bonnie. FIVE kits! WOW...
Little Song who I just couldn't find a home for, gave me a lovely nest with five babies in it. Surprises are GREAT!
I am hopeful to get siamese sable out of this litter...time will tell
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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.