I just got off the phone with a friend of ours, who has a male and a female (pet quality) rabbit. She didn't know they were 1 and 1 until it was "too late", and they ended up with some babies. Not knowing exactly when to take the male out (they had been housed together), and not really having a place to put him, she left him in the cage with the female until she had given birth to 6 babies. She noticed the babies right after they were born, and removed the male while the newborn babies were still wet. 3 of the babies died, and 3 survived. They are one month old exactly today. Well, it seems that they "did their thing" IMMEDIATELY after she gave birth, because she got home this afternoon to find not 6, not 7, but 10 newborn babies! The odd thing to her, and why I'm posting, is where the babies were when she found them. Not knowing the female was pregnant, she didn't have a nest box int he cage. 3 were on the ground outside the cage, 3 were in the tray under the cage (!!??), and there were four others, one or two in the feeder and the rest on the floor of the cage. She immediately got the nest box, put all the babies in the nest box with some hay, and Momma hopped right in and started taking care of them. So far, they're all still alive. We have a few questions, though: How did those babies get outside the cage, and the others get into the "poop tray"? And, with the first litter of three still being with her, could it be possible that any male bunnies from that first litter might have rebred her, as happened last time with the father still in the cage? Or are 4 week old bunnies *for sure* too young to breed? Of course, she and I are both well aware of "not bringing extra bunnies into the world", and she's going to see to it that it doesn't happen again (chalk one up for "inexperience"). That's my little disclaimer, so please, noone needs to lecture us on that aspect. But does anyone know if the month-old male(s) in the previous litter could have rebred the momma, and/or how it's possible that those newborns ended up in such odd places? We'd really appreciate some answers, if possible!