I get the feeling that there was not any research done about rabbit reproduction and what to expect prior to introducing and breeding the two rabbits. All of the questions and problems that you had are covered on this forum, with the majority of it on the Pinned thread at the top of this forum section: The Bunny - From Conception to Weaning and Breeding BasicsLOL... That "blob" would be the placenta (afterbirth). Typically the doe would consume that, but sometimes (though not often) they will leave one or two.
Sorry to hear about the loss of the other kits - this is prime example of how easily (and fast) kits can die from hypothermia, and that does are unable to relocate the babies after they're born, therefore if they are to survive, we have to put the kitstogether in the nestbox to keep warm.
It will be hard the first couple of days (until it gets fur in) for it to keep warm with no other sibling bodies radiating heat. Keep a close eye on it and Good Luck!
I doubt it's Flopsy uncovering the kit... kitsregulate their body temperature by digging into (covering up) and uncovering themselves in the nest. They will also move around from the back of the nestbox to the front (if it's too hot), or move from the front to the back (if it's too cold).flopsy keeps uncovering 1 kit is it normal its warm in the room they are inside house
I would agree with you SunnieBunnie - but I have two does that will uncover their kits - and I have WATCHED them do it. My rabbitry is inside the house too. I've also seen the same does recover the kits at night. I couldn't believe it at first so I started watching. I went in and recovered the kits one day....and walked 3 feet away to watch the mom uncover them again. At the time - the rabbitry was about 67 or 70 degrees and there were 6 or 7 babies.I doubt it's Flopsy uncovering the kit... kitsregulate their body temperature by digging into (covering up) and uncovering themselves in the nest. They will also move around from the back of the nestbox to the front (if it's too hot), or move from the front to the back (if it's too cold).
I've heard lionhead breeders talk about a "first litter syndrome" (I think that is it) - its not a formal term...just the fact that some moms simply don't "get it" the first time. Frequently though - when given a chance at a second litter - they do great...and most breeders I know will give a doe 3 times to have a successful litter before deciding she isn't mothering material.What a Princess she is. I think that it takes time for them to "get motherhood"