Moving kits

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  1. Oregon1986

    Oregon1986 Well-Known Member

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    One of my does had a litter this morning on some hay and her pulled hair instead of in her box. Should I move them to the box so they don't end up on wire,or leave them?
     
  2. Kimi Rose

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    Hello there we breed rabbits to one of our Holland's did the same thing she will move them but I would suggest to clean her nest box put some fresh bedding in there. Make sure that there isn't anything around where the box goes that would spook her
     

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    Oregon1986 Well-Known Member

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    Ok thank you
     
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    Must be a breed thing or my rabbits never learned that. I have been raising rabbits steady since the mid 1990's but have had them on and off since 1977. At times I have had 20 breeders. I have never seen or see evidence of the mother rabbit moving her babies to another spot??
     
  5. ladytoysdream

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    The baby bunnies need to be in a nest box, or else they will crawl off and get through the side wires
    on most cages. Then you will find them on the floor or whereever and most of the time, then they
    won't make it.
    The mother rabbit will NOT move her kits by herself. You are thinking what a mother cat would do.

    It's not a breed thing either. I have had quite a few lops, and I still have 3 lop does.

    You get the box ready with some clean hay. Pick the corner she does not poop in.
    Once the babies are in the box, then gather her fur from where she had them, and
    heap them on top of the babes.
     
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    Will the mom automatically find them and feed them? I worry about her abandoning them
     
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    She should take care of them with no problems.
    What kind of rabbit btw ?
    Is your cage all wire ?
    Or like wood and wire ?
    Move the hay she had them on into the box. .
    If your hands are clean with no perfume, or hand lotion on
    them, the babies should be fine. Rabbits are very nose sensitive
    to things.
     
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    Fire-Man Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I know the several different breeds I have had in the last 40 years have never moved any.