Fostering a kit to an older litter?

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Thank you! That's very helpful :)
With this litter I don't have to worry about the foster kit getting lost...it's a lot smaller but it's also broken black when all the other colors are agouti ha ha!
When I put a bunch of kits from different litters (and breeds) together, I do tattoo a small dot like you do on one litter so I can tell litters apart. Sometimes it's hard if I have 4 different litters of lops together :lol:
The foster kit does seem to be doing well. I checked on it today and it's been fed for sure.
The mom of that kit is strange...she will refuse any young kit I've put in the nestbox but will accept any kits 3 weeks and older. She's my only doe who will do that!
 

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Wild! They are all so different. It makes life interesting! :he
Right?? It always frustrates me when people say 'rabbits are just rabbits...they're all the same' ha ha!
If only they knew :lol:
I have one doe who will reject an entire litter of her kits if I take the nest box out...I have to literally wait until the kits are 4 weeks old and then I have to take them out and first and then the box or she'll lose her mind :hu:lol:
 

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Well the baby didn't make it...
Yesterday while I was in the rabbitry I saw the mama jump out of the nest box and land right on top of the kit and she crushed it :hit
 

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Thanks...if I didn't see it happen I would be really confused because it looked so healthy.
Such a bummer, I was getting so attached to that baby! It was the cutest :(
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