Doe Questions

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Tiffann4k, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. Tiffann4k

    Tiffann4k Well-Known Member

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    ( I posted this on meatrabbits so if you have allready seen this post please skip over it :) )


    had another doe this morning who had 9 babies on the wire and they
    were all frozen...she was on day 34 she made no nest and pulled no
    fur, this was her first litter.....is that common in first litters ??


    Also one of the babies was a peanut, it wasnt all the way formed, how
    did this happen and will it happen in subsequent litters ?


    Then one last question, I have a rabbit that I am not sure if she is
    bred or not but when I feel her stomach I can feel some large
    nipples, is that a sign of pregnancy or is it just normal in some
    rabbits ?

    Thanks,
    Tiffany
     
  2. JR05

    JR05 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, yes this is a common occurance for 1st time moms. They just don't get the timing right or something, then next time you wouldn't believe its the same rabbit! Checking for preg. gently feel their belly..marbel like lumps, or in two weeks give them some hay and see if they do the "hay dance"..bobbing their heads up and down with the hay in their mouths.
    If none of this happens then put them back in with the buck.

    Good Luck,
    jr05
     

  3. Tiffann4k

    Tiffann4k Well-Known Member

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    No one has any idea about my nipple question ?? ( boy that sounded weird..lol)
     
  4. SmokedCow

    SmokedCow Well-Known Member

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    WELL, this one show rabbit at a show had an abses on her nipple...But I dunno...it was hugh!
    AJ