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Day 30, pulled hair but no babies.

Discussion in 'Breeds and Breeding - Rabbits' started by AlleysChicks, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Jan 24, 2019
    AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Loving the herd life

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    Tomorrow is day 35. I’m thinking false pregnancy. I checked her over. She has milk, and I held her for a bit and felt her stomach. Couldn’t feel any babies kicking or moving.
     
  2. Mar 31, 2019
    AlleysChicks

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    I gave her time to recover and the fact that she was nearly bald from pulling hair lol I rebred her (I thought) and she was due Thursday. No babies.
    So I put her in the bucks cage today. She wasn’t happy. I am leaving her overnight and will take her out tomorrow. That worked with my other doe that didn’t get pregnant on short visits. Any other suggestions?
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2019
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    I would wait it out for at least a few more days...
    The longest one of my does held them in was 40 days! Just wait and see. Could be a false pregnancy but could also be she's holding them in due to cold/bad weather and she'll have them when the weather is better :)
     
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  4. Apr 1, 2019
    AlleysChicks

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    :lol: well she’d be 2 months over due at this point from last time. She did end up having a false pregnancy.
     
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  5. Apr 2, 2019
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    HAHA!! Woops sorry!! :gig:lol:
     
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  6. Apr 14, 2019
    AlleysChicks

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    Guess who pulled half her fur out tonight? Crazy rabbit! I swear I don’t know what to do with her.
     
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  7. Apr 15, 2019
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    If you know beyond doubt that she is not pregnant, this is a good time to breed her. While rabbits don't demonstrate obvious estrus, they do experience hormonal cycles with periods of higher receptivity and fertility. Some does will pull fur when they hit a hormonal peak (show does wrecking their coats just before a big show have made some rabbit breeders pull their own hair out!) So if you want this girl bred, she should be as ready as she will ever be right now.

    On the other hand, you say she has been with a buck, so pregnancy can't be ruled out . . . if you could get one litter from this girl, you could get some idea of what she's up to.

    Either way, fur pulling is a response to certain hormonal signals, and in turn tells you something about what is going on with her. If this is another false pregnancy, I'd treat her like a doe that lost her litter, and rebreed right away - same hormonal peak, so the best chance of getting her settled.
     
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    I agree with @Bunnylady on that one...if you know she's not pregnant, breed her now!
    I have a doe who will pull her fur and make a nest when she wants to breed....all rabbits are different!
     
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  9. Apr 15, 2019
    AlleysChicks

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    if she was pregnant she’d only be 2 weeks along. I’m not entirely sure she is actually pregnant. I haven’t been able to feel anything. This is the 2nd time she’s pulled fur. Last round she pulled so much I had to keep her inside until it grew back.
     
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  10. Apr 15, 2019
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    Um? So now I’m confused lol there’s 4 babies!
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