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water for kits

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning and Raising Young Rabbits' started by Gary, May 23, 2019.

  1. May 23, 2019
    Gary

    Gary Overrun with beasties

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    my doe has a litter of 7 kits. they are about 2 1/2 weeks old. should i be giving them water now? some are getting out of the nest box and chasing the mom around for milk. i put a chicken waterer in there this morning
     
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    B&B Happy goats

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    We use the bottle that hangs outside the cage that is made for rabbits, our kits learn from the doe going to it and drinking.....not sure if you have one for f your doe, but you can lower it a little for the kits to drink on their hind legs.
     
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    I have water bottles for my rabbits but they're the valve-type and the babies can have a hard time with those. They try to drink and some do just fine but I always put a bowl in the cage for them or a regular ball-type water bottle just in case ;)
    If you can show them the chicken waterer and let them know it has water in it, that might work just fine!