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Posted October 30, 2013 - 07:33 AM

We have two doe rabbits that are sisters and share a cage (10 x 20), a hutch, and have access to a shed (4 x 8 ish).  One night, about a month ago, they "escaped" into the space used by our buck.  They were still only 4 months old, so we were not sure if they got pregnant.  Last week we found 1 nest in the shed, so we thought only 1 of them was pregnant.  Yesterday morning we found the nest occupied by 22 bunnies.  They both had their litters in the same nest.  Not sure how they can tell who's is whose, but I am sure they will figure something out.  

 

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Posted October 30, 2013 - 07:37 AM

Congrats, they beat the Duggers. :D

Cool story, thanks.
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Posted October 30, 2013 - 09:32 AM

Wow, they were sure young and that's alot of bunnies, ours usually only throw 6-8. Your buck must be a strong one LOL


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Posted October 30, 2013 - 10:21 AM

Yummmmm Hassenfeffer.


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Posted October 30, 2013 - 05:21 PM

I can't believe that I have never seen newborn pictures of a wascally wabbit until today.  Thanks for sharing.

 

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Posted October 30, 2013 - 07:32 PM

I guess that'll be the second thing they figure out, lol. THIS YOUNGER GENERATION, GO FIGURE!
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Posted October 30, 2013 - 09:13 PM

Wow, they were sure young and that's alot of bunnies, ours usually only throw 6-8. Your buck must be a strong one LOL

 

This is the 4th & 5th litters from this buck and they have all been 10+.  We lost some from the first 2 batches due to malnutrition (rabbit does can only feed 8 bunnies at a time).  Then we figured out that if a runt can go 3 days without feeding, the bigger ones can go 24 hours.   It'll be hard to pick 6 bunnies to remove each day, but at least there will be enough of them to stay warm now that winter is coming.


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Posted November 01, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Try marking the bunnies with food colouring or india ink--- makes it easier to tell them apart, and shouldn't bother the moms since you're already handling them anyway.
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