Is this kit overfed? Looks bloated and can't even crawl properly

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This kit was born from a litter of two, sadly the other kit didn't make it past labor. As a single kit will this be a problem? I'm afraid the worst could happen since other sources seem to tell overfeeding risks poisoning from the undigested milk.

What to do guys?
 

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I just tried to stimulate it to pee and it sprayed a lot! Does this mean I need to always stimulate it to pee? How often if so?
 

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I have heard from others on the forum that kits (especially singles) can get overfed which can cause splayed legs and other problems in the future especially if it’s too bloated to crawl. I’ve never bred bunnies so can’t personally tell from the photo if your kit is being overfed but it does look like it’s being very well fed. Maybe you can skip a feeding to make sure it’s not getting fed too much...

Hope someone with experience can weigh in on this like @JBun or @SableSteel
 

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He looks fine. Very healthy, just a well fed little rabbit. You don't need to stimulate it to pee. Just make sure the nest has ample traction (eg; a good layer of hay or shavings on the bottom, with no plastic, wood or metal showing through) so that he can develop those leg muscles and won't get splay leg. I've never heard that overfeeding causes risk from undigested milk? Singletons do fine all the time. I have a singleton right now about 12 days old (from a little of four, but the other three was one stillborn and two peanuts) (don't mind the ugly floor, I was in the middle of cleaning) 1652349916771.png
 

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This kit was born from a litter of two, sadly the other kit didn't make it past labor. As a single kit will this be a problem? I'm afraid the worst could happen since other sources seem to tell overfeeding risks poisoning from the undigested milk.

What to do guys?
Hi I just want to ask an update to you baby bunny how is she? I'm trying to check online about my new kits bloated tummies there's three of them. And it's keeping me worried what to do, if they're fine or no.Thanks
 

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First make sure mom is stimulating them to pee/poop, and that having a bladder too full isn't why they look bloated. But if it's from overfeeding, if the mom is feeding them more than once a day, you could try pulling the nest box out from mom's enclosure so they only get fed once. That may help. You'll just have to very closely monitor them and their weight to make sure they're still getting enough milk each day.
 

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Hi I just want to ask an update to you baby bunny how is she? I'm trying to check online about my new kits bloated tummies there's three of them. And it's keeping me worried what to do, if they're fine or no.Thanks
She's fine and adopted now. I actually have to put a brace (paper duct tape) on her legs for 2 weeks because her legs were splayed. Here's her pics with brace and her condition afterwards. She turned out fine after all haha
 

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