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One Kit and dead, what should I do now :(

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning and Raising Young Rabbits' started by BunnyTree, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Jun 9, 2019
    BunnyTree

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    So, some sad news...my mini lop delivered one kit on the wire today, It was definitely dead. It was odd though, the kit was really wrinkled all over and just didn't seem like how a 2-3 minute old kit should look like. I'm not sure if it was stuck or was just already dead. Is it possible that she might deliver more kits or would that be the only one? It just seems strange for her to only have one kit (and a dead one at that)
     
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    BunnyTree

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    UPDATE: I just went out to check on her again and she was in the nest box pulling even more fur, could this mean anything?
     
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    BunnyTree

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    Update again: she delivered 5 more healthy kits...wow this is a crazy learning experience!
     
  4. Jun 9, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

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    That's great!
     
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    AmberLops

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    Yay! Congrats!
    Rabbits are strange...and the litters/kindling is sometimes really weird and confusing. I'm glad they're okay, please update on how the kits are doing! :)
     
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    BunnyTree

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    They are doing great! If I posted some pictures would I be able to get some help determining colors?
     
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    I posted pictures of mine and got help with the colors. Please post pictures! :bunny
     
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    BunnyTree

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    Here are some pictures...I tried to number them so it is easier to know which is which. #3 has a small light stripe on his head which I thought was interesting... so yeah if anyone has any guesses as to what colors these bunnies are/will be please let me know :) IMG_2665.jpg IMG_2666.jpg IMG_2668.jpg IMG_2669.jpg
     
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    So cute! Do you have pictures of the mom and dad too? That can help narrow down the color possibilities.

    Based on my very limited experience, it looks like 2 & 4 are black, 5 looks like a chocolate, and 1 & 3 are broken chocolate. It looks like 3 has the white stripe on head and the nose looks pink so fur might grow in white, does it have any other white or light colored areas?
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Glad it ended well for you & the doe. :love
     
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