Rosie's pregnancy ❤

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    Emmarose

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    I went into the pet shop one of the days and seen two small bunnies and I instantly fell in love with them . 3 days later I was bringing the two of them home. I was told in the shop they had a little while before they needed to be separated as one was a female and one was a male . All was good for a few weeks. Then Arlo(male) started humping rosie(female) . I separated them instantly I bought arlo a new cage and I thought no more of it. Rosie started acting strange about 3 weeks later and she had no energy and she was constantly lying on her side I also felt nipples under her I knew she was pregant . I started to doubt myself as all the dates didn't match up to when she should of had her babies. 2 days ago she had 2 healthy kits on my bed...... my bed . She made no nest no signs of labour nothing I came to check on her she was fine a while later I came up to check again and there they were . It looked like she was eating the remains of something and me being a new mammy to bunnies thought she was eating her babies so I gentle took them off my bed and put them in the nest box I had for her in her cage. She paid no attention to them she didn't go near them once so I called the vets and purchased kitten milk and teeny tiny syringes. When I came home she was feeding her babies herself and cleaning them. So I now have four healthy bunnies Arlo and Rosie (man and dad) and Bailey and Harley (kits).
     
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    Rabbit moms usually don't pay attention to their kits more than a couple times a day. It is a natural instinct that still remains in them. It is totally normal!
     
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    Congratulations! Rabbits only nurse once a day (sometimes 2-4 times a day but that's rare) and they keep away from the nest so they don't want to attract attention to it, they feed usually when no one can see that and you just check on babies if their bellies are nice and round they are fed, they can survive up to 48h before she feeds them for first time, if you feel she has a problem with milk you can give her some rolled oats about tablespoon a day. But if she only has two that should be no problem she should have enough milk for them.
    With two babies just make sure they are always warm and inside the nest because normally when there are more babies they keep moving and warm each other, it is very important that they stay warm all the time as their digestive system won't work properly if they are cold.
    Basically you need to make sure your nest has high sides so they can't leave it and check periodically if both are inside as sometimes mother leaves nest too fast and can remove babies still sucking on her tits.
    Any question feel free to ask :)
     
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    Thank you that's helps alot I have a hot water bottle either side of the nest and they have a blanket under all the hay and fur so they are not lying on nothing . If I think of anymore things I am unsure about I'll let you know
     
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    Thank you I've seen her feeding them and cleaning them twice now . They all seem healthy!
     
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    If you have a blanket underneath make sure you are changing it regularly as they drink milk and pee a lot and it gets wet really fast, I put absorbing wood pellets on bottom and cover them with hay, this would keep them dry for up to 10 days but I usually change it once a week, just bottom part and put the nest with hay and fur back as it was
     

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