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.
He was smaller than his litter mates, perhaps half their size, but plunky!
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).
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.