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Fostering a kit to an older litter?

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning and Raising Young Rabbits' started by AmberLops, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Jun 28, 2019
    AmberLops

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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!
     
  2. Jun 28, 2019
    Ridgetop

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    Wild! They are all so different. It makes life interesting! :he
     
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    AmberLops

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    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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  4. Jun 30, 2019
    AmberLops

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    The kit is still alive and doing really well!
    The older kits eyes opened yesterday, they're already 13 days old!
    Little kit is only 6 days old but he's growing up fast ha ha!
    Sure is cute :love
     
  5. Jul 2, 2019
    AmberLops

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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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    B&B Happy goats

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    That is called a accident, so sorry Amberlops.....:hugs
     
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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 :( broken black.jpg
     
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    Hens and Roos

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    Sorry to hear :hugs
     
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