Peanut? Premature?

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ivyandollie

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4AAF8C2D-06F1-4E56-A612-4E2CA1BEE3AF.jpeg 56BD1569-99DA-4947-8159-AFCA3ABFC04E.jpeg Recently discovered my female netherland(?) dwarf was pregnant. everything was going well, she was using her hay to build a nest and was chewing up newspaper to line it. she hadn’t started to pull fur so i thought maybe she still had a couple days before giving birth. i checked on her in the morning and everything was normal, went back about 10 minutes later and there was a little wee baby in her nesting box! i was surprised. he was about the size of my index finger, but everything was proportionate and he is full of energy. i’m just very confused because she is very obviously still pregnant. she is not in any distress and is absolutely fine and has actually gone into labour again about 36 hours later. i’m just wondering if there’s a possibility that little one is premature and she still has the rest of the litter inside her? or is he a peanut? picture 1 is wee one today (1 day old) and picture 2 is when i found him
 

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View attachment 38008 View attachment 38007 update; she has given birth to four more babies! all finished now :) all healthy and squeaky and not wanting to be handled lol. mama is doing great. they’re all the same size! just curious as to why the one came out 24-36 hours before the others?
Congrats! It is weird that that little one came first, but they seem healthy and that's all that matters!
 

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Its probably a peanut so it isn't fully developed so they don't live very long because their hearts aren't fully developed
 

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UPDATE!!! All is well! babies are growing. Two gray, two black and one brown/black. The last photo is the first born. He seems to be developing just as well as the other babies. He is definitely the smallest, but just as energetic and happy!
 

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