false pregnancy?

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Al. Countryboy, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Al. Countryboy

    Al. Countryboy Well-Known Member

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    I ask this question earlier before the crash. My doe was bred on I think the 6th of March and at about 15 days later when I put hay in her pen to eat she started putting large amounts in her mouth and taking it to one corner. I put her nest box in and she put all of the hay in the box and the next morning had a very nice nest made with lots of hair, but no babies. She is about 7 month old and bred the month before but did not have babies. She is a NZ. Could it be that she is still pregnant or possibly a false pregnancy? Should I wait till her due date or possibly put her in with a buck now? Thanks
     
  2. Danaus29

    Danaus29 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wait a few days to a weeks past her due date before rebreeding. It's been what, 19 days? She's still got time.
     

  3. nehimama

    nehimama An Ozark Engineer Supporter

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    In my experience, when a "bred" doe starts nest-building around day 17, 18, 19 - it's a false pregnancy. Hope this helps. Just my 2¢.

    NeHi Mama