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FEARED_ALPHA

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Hello i am so very curious to know what your guy's expert opinions are if my rabbit is pregnant?!?!
I have had her with a white lion head for a couple weeks and dont know if the white lion head has bred. they live outside in a rabbit run and no neither one of them is neutered. I've never bred rabbits but i want to try it and i need to know for sure if she is pregnant her name is Nala and is a rex of some sort. I have her inside and rigged up a small pet carrier as a "nest box" Take a look at these time lapses they show movement in the belly but i dont know if they are just regular bowel movements??? When i just push down on the tip of her stomach when she is laying down i feel something hard??
 

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No way that we could tell for sure now, unless it get's obvious, but if they are old enough it's quite likely.

I can't palpate, well, maybe I could but my rabbits don't let me. Anyway, they had litters when I didn't expect it, and they had none when I was quite sure they were pregnant. When there aren't any kits a month after you seperated her from the buck she wasn't pregnant.

Anyway, you'll need to seperate them, or she'll be pregnant again the moment she gives birth.

What are you going to do with the kits, I can only sell one or two per year of my mixed breed, might be better where you live but finding places for random mixes might be difficult, I wouldn't breed them if there isn't a viable plan.
 

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No way that we could tell for sure now, unless it get's obvious, but if they are old enough it's quite likely.

I can't palpate, well, maybe I could but my rabbits don't let me. Anyway, they had litters when I didn't expect it, and they had none when I was quite sure they were pregnant. When there aren't any kits a month after you seperated her from the buck she wasn't pregnant.

Anyway, you'll need to seperate them, or she'll be pregnant again the moment she gives birth.

What are you going to do with the kits, I can only sell one or two per year of my mixed breed, might be better where you live but finding places for random mixes might be difficult, I wouldn't breed them if there isn't a viable plan.
Yea i see sharp kicking i think she is pregnant and i feel hard lumps in belly and she is very lazy and eats everything i give her lol im so un-sure but thats how i am haha. The babies around here sell so fast.
 

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Yes, so separate the buck if not done already, give her plenty of hay as nesting material, and read up on what can go wrong - most common problem is that kits are outside the nest and freeze there if not warmed up and put back in time.

One sign that it can't be long anymore that I noticed is that the does somewhat lost some appetite 1-2 days prior kindling, mine start plucking fur just in time, a few hours before kindling.

Good luck!
 

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Yes, so separate the buck if not done already, give her plenty of hay as nesting material, and read up on what can go wrong - most common problem is that kits are outside the nest and freeze there if not warmed up and put back in time.

One sign that it can't be long anymore that I noticed is that the does somewhat lost some appetite 1-2 days prior kindling, mine start plucking fur just in time, a few hours before kindling.

Good luck!
Yes she hasn't technically lost appetite yet but she eats the veggies i give her a lot slower and doesn't seem as interested as she was a few days ago and she is pooping a lot of those squishy poops called night droppings? My family will be so excited if she gives birth!
 

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Don't press on the stomach the bunny might abort the babies
 

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I've never heard about a rabbit abort because of palpating, it's a common, useful practice, common sense presupposed. I can't do that since my rabbits don't allow it - the ensuing struggle and fight would be a too great risk.
 
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