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Sana Khanam

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Hi ,

I would bev grateful if someone can help me with this.
I have a doe 6 months old named Shawee who birth to 3 kits. She is the best mom I've ever seen,most loving!! They all lived together quiet playfully, took care of one another and licked each other.I kept them together till nine weeks but I was unsure that if would be safe to keep them together beyond that.

So I gave the kits away to a good family. Its just 24 hours but Shawee looks sad, she's lost interest in eating or even playing with me. She's not even taking treats.

I feel bad as if i did something wrong by separating them. She keeps running in the house as if she is searching for them, smelling their toys and jumping around.
What should I do , its so heartbreaking to see her like this. :'( :'(
 

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Welcome to the forum!
You did nothing wrong.
Don't worry about bunny mommy being in distress for some time, she needs time to adjust to the fact that the kids are no longer with her. Although if she won't eat now, you should really hand-feed her food, either gently poking her with hay until she takes it, or feeding critical care, mushed pellets or bits of leafy green. Anything edible for her is fine to keep her gut moving. Shower her with love as usual and don't worry too much-she will be fine.
 

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Welcome to the forum!
You did nothing wrong.
Don't worry about bunny mommy being in distress for some time, she needs time to adjust to the fact that the kids are no longer with her. Although if she won't eat now, you should really hand-feed her food, either gently poking her with hay until she takes it, or feeding critical care, mushed pellets or bits of leafy green. Anything edible for her is fine to keep her gut moving. Shower her with love as usual and don't worry too much-she will be fine.

Thank You Catlyn!

This forum is just amazing. I was really worried about her but she looks a little better today, though I have to hand feeding her to make her eat. I hope she adjusts soon. Been with her all day, I love her with all my heart!
 

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I would suggest also keeping an eye on her belly to make sure her milk dries up ok and she doesn't develop mastitis.
 

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I would suggest also keeping an eye on her belly to make sure her milk dries up ok and she doesn't develop mastitis.
I saw it a few days back, one of her belly tit was lil bigger than the other. It is since the time she has given birth when she pulled her fur for the nest. Though it doesn't look to bother her neither there is anything else swollen around or of unusual color. It got covered with her regrown fur.

Should I be worried about this??
 

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Hmmm. I don't know too much about that, but you should probably keep monitoring her to see if the bigger one will go back to normal, maybe it's just some milk? Someone else definetly knows more about this.
 

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