Waiting for babies

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  1. Sep 1, 2019 #1

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    New here and somewhat new to rabbits.
    We have a French Angora (Ginger Snap) that is due any day. This is her first time. She will be a year old in October. She started to make a nest yesterday. She is bred to a black French Angora.
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    Nothing yet. And today is day 35. So I am guessing she is not pregnant.
     
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    Maybe you should check with your Vet to see the condition of the babies and if Ginger Snap is close to giving birth or not.
     
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    She is not her normal self. She is very crancky. That started yesterday. She normal likes being petted on her back and likes being held. She only lets us pet her head right now
     
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    Maybe her labor is starting. Continue to monitor your bunny. If she doesn’t have a litter today or tomorrow or seems worse in any way, take them to your Vet. I hope the babies are born soon.
     
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    She's a beauty!

    Does she poop well? If she's feeling okay maybe she's still keeping them for a few more days, it is not uncommon, longest I've heard about was 43 days. If you feel she is not good you can take her to a vet to see if there is any problem maybe baby stuck or something. Make sure your vet has experience with rabbits otherwise there will be not much help tbh, also going to vets can be an additional stress for her.

    So you basically bred her and it is her day 35 and she made a nest on day 33 I'll be waiting here for the pics of the babies :)

    But you know, not too often but it happens that doe is pregnant and not giving birth she absorbs her babies I've learned a couple months ago it can happen due to stress or some other reasons, if you google retained babies in rabbits surely you'll find more info. But I truly hope you'll have babies soon, they must be gorgeous!
     
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    Besides her attitude changing she is eating and drinking fine and going to the bathroom fine. I was not there when she was put in with the buck. So I am not sure if he did his job right ;)

    Our buck we have.
    is a different breed he is small. Has never had any interest in her until yesterday evening he was really smelling through the wires.
     
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    She has been laying different today. She has been laying on her tummy with back legs out and front legs out. I will try and get a piture of it then.
     
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    If you did not see the breeding then she might not be pregnant.
     
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    Oh yes please more pictures, she's so beautiful!
    I think today is day 37 and she's feeling alright, she has her nestbox and everything she'd need for kindling and I think you just can relax and take your eyes off the kettle and just wait a few more days if she will she will if not you can rebreed her later, most important that she is healthy and poop well.

    She doesn't really need any assistance with kindling most of rabbits even like to have some privacy you can cover her area with a blanket or something and make sure she's not in a noisy area or something.
     
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    No babies. No more neating behavior. No hair pulling. So we are going to rebreed her this weekend. The question I have is I think our buck we have is to small. He is at least half her size if not little smaller. Can he breed her or do I need to get a diffrent buck?
     
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    I put them together so you can see the size difference. Nothing happened when I did this.
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    Twizzler (black buck) is 5 years old. Never bred before.

    My daughter wanted to try Twizzler with Ginger Snap. So Friday we put them together. And he got her 2x.
     
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    Ginger Snap had babies.
     
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    Oh wonderful! Do you have any photos?
     
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    I will get pictures then. I think she has 10 babies.
     
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    so exciting!
     
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    20191010_075017.jpg Went out to check on Ginger Snap and the babies and saw this. Soo cute. She is in there still keeping them all warm. Its cold here this morning.


    Then she final got off her nest. Here are the babies.
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