Can a doe choose no to feed the runt

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Kati's Holland Lops

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It doesn't look like my doe is feeding the runt but the other two in the litter are doing great. Is it possible that she is not giving the runt food
 

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It could be that the other babies are pushing it away, or it is choosing not to feed, getting lost in the nest or missing feeding time, is unable to feed, has something wrong with it that is preventing it from putting on weight etc, or the doe is refusing to feed it. She can decide not to for various reasons, including perhaps being able to sense it has a poor chance of survival, or it doesn't smell right, or just survival of the fittest.
 
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It doesn't look like my doe is feeding the runt but the other two in the litter are doing great. Is it possible that she is not giving the runt food
--you may need to assure the little guy gets his fill,-if possible-place him on a known good teet,--parents tend to obsorb a loss,-we on the other hand--cannot stand by and watch,--intervene,-there may be a need to hand feed--runts get very hungry,and get weaker very quick---goat milk-is ok,but I prefer an infant kitten milk formula--perhaps hatrz,--also it is a great idea to weigh several times a day --in grams/scale..--try R.O.L.-library or this link http://www.bunnybunch.org/rabbitcare.html --sincerely james waller :hug2::eats::bunnyheart:bunny17::anotherbun:hearts:
 
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