For the winter, new accommodations
Slippers was not enjoying the cold of the winter, so i moved her into the warmest part of the rabbitry, which meant a small cage. She was MOST unhappy. So I asked a rabbit friend if Slip could hang out at her place for the winter, and she said sure, if I'd take one or two of her bunnies for the winter. Even enough switch I thought. So today my old girl Slip went to warmer digs. :) She'll come back end of March.
A sad cull
These two young kits up until about 3.5 weeks of age where splendid youngsters. Growing well, doing all things rabbity, and then I started to wonder on them. I started checking their teeth, digestion, feeding extra hay, fed some probiotics and then just continued to fade. It happens sometimes with kits and it kinda makes you wonder what is going on with them. Today when I looked at them I said you know what kiddos...this has gone on long enough and you are getting thin and very poorly looking. So I euthanized them quickly. It's a sad thing to lose young stock, but it's better to lose them young and quickly than to watch them have issues as adults with illness when it just means prolonged suffering.
six babies were born late on the 22nd.
WAY too much fur pulled, but the kits look good and are doing well this morning. Removed most of the hair pulled.
Four light - either white or sable points.
One broken black.
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.